Centre of Excellence for construction Skills

Local Growth Fund allocation of £825,000 has been awarded to Weymouth College to establish a Centre of Excellence for Construction Skills.

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Project Status - Ongoing

  • Start Date: June 2020
  • End Date: March 2021
  • Local Growth Fund allocation: £825,000
  • Awarded to: Weymouth College

Project Summary:

The centre of excellence will increase teaching standards and the number of construction students and apprentices.

The project will provide extra capacity by fully re-modelling and upgrading accommodation to support up to 280 full-time and part-time construction students and up to 160 construction apprenticeships per year.

The college will be able to meet new apprenticeship standards and increase specialisms not currently delivered to meet the needs of Dorset’s construction industry. These include painting and decorating, plastering, roofing, construction maintenance, plumbing with solar/thermal pathways and an increased emphasis on environmentally sustainable construction.

Contact Details:

Dorset LEP
Rosie Macnamara, Programme Manager
Email: rmacnamara@bournemouth.ac.uk

Centre of Excellence for Construction Skills