Costs

The training is fully funded

If you have booked a residential option (Cheshire, Wiltshire, Sussex), you will be provided with a Full board package (breakfast, lunch, evening meal) in Sussex & Cheshire and Half Board package (breakfast, lunch) in Wiltshire.
Non-residential courses; at most locations there are on site canteen facilities or local food outlets close by to purchase food/drink

Those in resettlement can apply through their resettlement officers (GTR)
Veterans can apply to other charities such as SSAFA, Royal British Legion, Walking with the Wounded

Course

Content includes
Brickwork,
Plastering,
Plumbing,
Carpentry,
Joinery,
Tiling,
Painting & Decorating,
General Maintenance,
Work Experience.

Leading to
Level 1 Diploma in Basic Construction Skills
Level 1 Award in Health & Safety
and
CSCS Card

  • West Sussex – Pulborough
  • Hampshire – Aldershot
  • Wiltshire, Salisbury & Trowbridge
  • Cheshire, Nantwich
  • Essex, Colchester
  • TeesSide, Middlesbrough
  • NEW CENTRES OPENING SOON (East Midlands, London)

6 courses per year at each centre

• Mainly workshop delivery, with tutor demonstration and learner one to one support
• At least half a day per week of classroom delivery for Health & Safety & CSCS training
• Some basic IT skills are required, support can be provided if advised in advance

Five consecutive weeks Monday – Friday (8.30 – 4.30)

You must commit to the full duration, missed days may result in not achieving the qualification

On average there are 12 learners per course

We aim to accommodate you on a course as quickly as possible, subject to availability

Personalised Building Heroes workwear will be provided; work boots, trousers, polo shirts and a hoodie

Tools & Personal protection equipment will be provided whilst in training

Advice and guidance are provided to enhance CV’s

Eligibility

Anyone who has served or is serving in the military. Immediate family member of serving personnel or veteran (spouse; partner, child) can apply ensuring they provide the service number of who is serving/served.

Service leavers can apply at any time within their resettlement period and a place will be confirmed in the final 3 months of service with a view we can work with you on progressing into employment on completion of the course

Please complete an application form by clicking the link here. On receipt of your form one of our team will be in touch to discuss your application and the available options. If you are not able to complete the on-line form for any reason, please contact us on 01798 874521 or at info@buildingheroes.org.uk and one of the team will assist you.

Yes, the course is open to all Service Leavers, Veterans and their families. You will need to provide your service number

Urgent medical appointments must be discussed in advance so any reasonable adjustment to learning can be made. Missed days could result in not achieving the qualification

On receipt of application we will discuss medical needs and assess the safety and ability to complete the course. In most cases there shouldn’t be a problem

No previous experience or qualification necessary

Employment

As a graduate of the Building Heroes Education Foundation you will be eligible to apply for Building Heroes Property Services. It is a subsidiary of the charity which matches our Building Heroes with customers looking for local tradespeople. It provides customers with an opportunity to give something back to our military whilst providing you with a platform to kick start a successful second career.

We actively engage with local, regional and national employers across the country. We work collaboratively with the UK construction industry, bringing together job opportunities on a large scale.

Yes, and we will support you during this transition. When you graduate from the Building Heroes Education Foundation you will have the opportunity to apply for Building Heroes Property Services – our initiative to match our local tradespeople (all Building Heroes graduates) with customers looking for home improvements and property maintenance services.

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