Construction Skills Fund

Training to fill the skills gap in construction

This year sees the second phase of the  Construction Skills Fund, a national project, funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) which supports the development of on-site construction training hubs. The aim of the project is to provide training to individuals looking to get into the construction industry, to fill the skills gap and make more people ‘site ready’ then support them to find a job.

Hampshire County Council’s project is being delivered at training hubs and construction sites across the county, from Aldershot in the North to Southampton in the south.

Courses are either 3 days or up to 10 days for more specific construction qualifications. They are open to anyone over 18 and not currently working in construction and are free to the learner until March 2021.

Training is split into four different areas:

  • general construction (CSCS cards)
  • construction trades
  • plant machinery
  • highways/groundwork

If you are interested, individuals or organisations can contact us csf@hants.gov.uk for course dates and availability near you.