Midlands college still open despite lockdown


The Construction College Midlands, formerly the National Construction College Birmingham is reassuring local firms that it is open as usual.

It’s open for commercial courses for key industry workers, the college said which includes those in construction, utilities and estates operations.

Walsall College acquired the site in Kings Norton in December 2020 from the CITB. The sale included the land, buildings and business. 17 CITB staff members were also transferred over as employees of Walsall.

Neil Sambrook from National Construction College said: “CCM realise that scaffolding is a safety-critical industry and is supporting employers by continuing to offer a suite of CISRS training programmes.

As you would expect, the safety of all is paramount in these difficult times and the centre is following all the relevant COVID secure guidelines to ensure everyone on site is protected but remain able to obtain the correct card to ensure construction projects continue as scheduled.”

The college offers the full range of CISRS programmes, from new entrants on COTS courses, through to the Advanced Scaffolder training, supervisory programmes and scaffold inspection courses. The college can also offer SSSTS and SMSTS courses throughout the lockdown via remote delivery sessions.

Neil Sambrook added: “As you would expect, CCM is constantly reviewing the situation and reacting swiftly to government guidelines, ensuring that safety of all attendees remains of the highest priority.”