What is the new construction centre at Cheltenham Campus?
Due to be completed Autumn 2024, the bespoke centre will be a thriving hub of activity, equipping students with key green skills needed to futureproof their careers. Once complete, the centre will feature 10 plumbing bays, 12 electrical bays, and 20 bays for carpentry, as well as 4 classrooms.
The 14,000 square-foot sustainable construction centre across the ground and first floor, received £70,000 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and £4m from the Post 16 Capacity Fund, the centre will be equipped to train 164 learners with sustainability at the core.
What courses can I study?
The training provision will be based on existing nationally set pathways but will embrace low-carbon energy and the associated skills needed in this rapidly evolving market. Both full-time courses and apprenticeships will be taught at the centre, giving students the chance to get hands-on with industry standard equipment.
Cheltenham Campus will offer training in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, property maintenance and construction and the built environment – including T Levels and university level qualifications.
Why study at Cheltenham campus?
As Cheltenham undertakes ambitious construction projects, including the Golden Valley Development and significant infrastructure projects such as the M5 J10 and A417, there is an increasing need for skilled construction workers. Local demand for new recruits is projected to be 6,400 each year, in order to deliver the planned work by 2025. Moreover, the industry's shift towards net-zero carbon technologies within construction will compound this challenge.
State of the art trade facilities
If you want to be surrounded by like minded peers in a supporting and inclusive environment, our brand-new state of the art construction centre could be the place for you. Not only will you have access to industry leading facilitates and be taught by experts; you will be in the heart of Cheltenham at our bustling campus, just over two miles away from the town centre.
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