Lay the foundations for your future in building and construction and gain the knowledge, hands-on skills and qualifications employers are looking for with support to progress.
Join our 2-week construction Sector-based Work Academy and gain a Level 2 qualification with CSCS card!
The Foundations for your Future programme supports people to move into employment within the 32 London Boroughs, through in-person, hands-on training and support, and is co-financed by the Greater London Combined Authority and ESF funding.
The two-week Sector-based Work Academy will give you hands-on experience of working with tools used within construction professions.
On successful completion of the Sector-based Work Academy, you will achieve:
You will also gain your CSCS card (CSCS revision and first test) and Employability Skills (CV building and interview skills).
The Construction centre offers learners impressive facilities. With a range of tools and equipment to ensure hands-on learning, secure work benches and a computer area where you can search and apply for jobs online.
There are comfortable areas to take a break and study, with a dedicated kitchen for learners to use.
Your health and safety is our primary concern, and rest assured our centre, classrooms and communal areas are Covid-secure, and PPE provided:
We put care into developing and progressing careers, and our highly-trained and experienced staff are here to help you every stop of the way, from pre-enrolment to progression on course completion.
As part of the Academy you will gain your CSCS card, which kickstarts your construction career and is the industry-standard proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site.
We will support you to progress into employment, a construction apprenticeship or a full NVQ.
During the course you are supported by our Placement and Progressions Officer whose role is assist you with job and training opportunities. This additional support continues for 28 days from the end date of the course. We work with an expanding group of employers and recruitment specialists and look to place you into employment or an apprenticeship within this 28 day period.
You do not have to have prior experience in a construction environment, but you do need to be:
We are required to obtain details such as national insurance number and proof of identification as part of the funding conditions which allow us to provide you with the training free of charge. We do this in line current GDPR legislation and your information is always kept securely.
Delivery of the Academy will be face-to-face.
The European Social Fund (ESF) is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) for 2014-2020. The aim of ESF is to increase labour market participation, promote social inclusion and develop the skills of the future and existing workforce. In London, ESF will support the London Economic Action Partnership’s (LEAP’s) three skills and employment themes: promoting sustainable employment and progression outcomes, ensuring individuals and employers are better informed to drive the skills and employment system and engaging with London’s businesses to help drive growth in the Capital. London has been allocated £508,203,664 by Government (using a 0.87 exchange rate in October 2018).
In London, the ESF is managed by the Greater London Authority’s European Programmes Management Unit (EPMU) which acts as an Intermediate Body (IB) on behalf of the Managing Authority, DWP. The majority of ESF provision in London is being delivered through Co-Financing Organisations (CFOs). CFOs are responsible for providing the match funding for the ESF provision that they commission and manage. In addition to the Greater London Authority (GLA).
There are five local CFOs in London including Greater London Authority (GLA). We work with GLA to deliver Foundations for your Future, a construction based training programme delivered throughout London supporting unemployed people to achieve Level 2/3 Construction based qualifications/units and match them with local construction businesses to support business growth.
We are delivering our hands on training at:
Hounslow Construction Academy, Edgar Road, Hounslow. TW4 5QP
We will be opening up further centres in London for training, please contact us at GLAconstruction@ixionholdings.com.