Free 3 week CSCS training course


29 July 2018

Interested in a career in construction?

We're offering residents the opportunity to complete a free 3 week Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) course this this summer. It will give you all the skills you need for a job in the construction industry, as well as a CSCS Green card.

Where is it?

You will be required to attend a training centre in Croydon, South London. 

Course information

  • Info session and screening on Monday 13 August between 10am-3pm at Southwark Construction Skills Centre (SCSC), Heygate St, SE17 1AZ
  • Course start dates will be confirmed following the screening session
  • This course will run for 3 weeks, Monday to Friday between 8:30am-4pm
  • Qualifications available:
    • BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Construction
    • Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment
    • Level 1 Health & Safety exam for CSCS Green Labourers Card.

What do I get at the end of the course?

You’ll earn yourself an official CSCS card, which shows you are certified to work within the construction industry.

Interview and employer information

  • SCSC has links with all major construction companies currently doing redevelopment work in London. All participants that successfully complete the training will be marketed to potential employers for a chance of an interview.
  • Optivo also works closely with potential construction employers and will market the candidates who are not put through for interviews through SCSC links
  • Interviews will be arranged once confirmation of exam pass is obtained.

Am I eligible?

To apply for this course, you must:
  • Be currently unemployed,
  • Live in London,
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Living in UK/EU for last 3 years.
You’ll also need to provide:
  • Photographic ID (valid drivers licence/ passport)
  • Right to work documents
  • Proof of benefits and details of JCP work coach (if you're currently receiving benefits).