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Unit A Frenbury Business Park, Hellesdon Park Road, Norwich, NR6 5DP

About us

Hello and thank you for visiting our page! Construction Training Specialists (CTS) are an independent training provider based in East Anglia with a presence in Norfolk and Suffolk. We offer a multiple range of construction apprenticeships and construction courses focusing on the techniques required to fill the skills gaps within the industry. Our flexible approach allows us to work closely with employers to move with trends and react to our customers’ needs immediately anywhere within the UK. Over the last 15 years CTS have built up an excellent reputation with local businesses, individuals and advisors across the region. As of August 2017, CTS were acquired as a subsidiary by Peterborough Regional College which has ensured the development and growth of the business. We currently offer a portfolio of 20 apprenticeships both Frameworks and Standards at Level 2 (intermediate) and Level 3 (advanced) in various trades. We work in partnership with CITB (Construction Industry Training Board), and JTL Training and are accredited by GQA (Glass Qualifications Authority), NOCN/Cskills, City and Guilds, BTEC and BPEC.

CTS pride ourselves on our delivery; all tutors are experts within their particular field and have previously worked in the construction industry. We have excellent links with employers and work closely with our students, focusing on their individual skills and strengths working to equip them with the high level of skills required to build a career within the construction industry. Students are taught to work both independently and collaboratively enabling them to gain their qualifications required for their future careers. This can be reflected in our high achievement rates.

If you would like to know more about the work we do, or how you can be involved, please call us on 01603 480960. Alternatively you send your enquiry to info@construction-training.com 

What we offer

The services we offer include:-

·         Apprenticeship Training – For existing or new employees Level 2 & Level 3

·         NVQ Assessment – For experienced workers with no formal qualifications 

·         Self-Funded Courses (16+)  – For private students looking to upskill or retrain

·         Accredited Funded Courses – Free of charge to those who are 19+ (subject to meeting eligibility requirements)

·         Recruitment service -  For employers looking to recruit apprentices or put existing staff members through training

·         Job opportunities via Building Futures in Norwich in association with Norwich City Council

Our bespoke recruitment service is offered to employers looking to recruit apprentices free of charge (when using CTS as the training provider). CTS are associated with Norwich City Council running the Building Futures in Norwich project providing a range of job opportunities for anyone unemployed, just left training and living in the Norwich area. In addition to employment, the scheme also allows for formally recognised on-the-job training to be given with the aim of providing sustainable employment for the future.  

Our mission

“Construction Training Specialists Limited are committed to raising the skill levels of all learners who wish to develop high quality skills and a successful career in the Construction Industry.”

Our values

Honesty, integrity and respect: CTS offers openness, respect and integrity to employers, students and customers, treating all parties with dignity, empathy and compassion.
Diversity and equality: We actively promote equality and diversity to staff, suppliers, learners and employers ensuring respect and tolerance is maintained in all working relationships
Support and guidance: Our commitment to learners is that we will support and guide them to the best of our ability, to help ensure a positive learning experience at all times and encourage them to pursue their career goals and aspirations
Sustaining and building working partnerships: We work closely with all learners and employers to ensure that we contribute to a sustainable working partnership for all apprentices and employers
Creativeness and innovation: We will encourage new ideas to ensure learners are able to meet the current demands of the changing industry


An apprenticeship is the best way to becoming a construction craft operative. It enables you to learn, work, earn and become qualified all at the same time, by combining college training with on-site experience. An apprenticeship framework is based around a Diploma and NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) . These qualifications are developed and approved, and are designed to measure your practical skills and job knowledge by assessing your work on-site.

As part of your apprenticeship framework you will work towards:-

  • Diploma or Certificate - Training 
  • NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) - Assessment 
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)
  • ERR (Employers, Rights and Responsibilities)

Level 2 Apprenticeships

  • Site Carpentry
  • Bench Joinery (Architectural Joinery)
  • Shopfitting – Bench Joinery
  • Shopfitting – Site Carpentry
  • Fitted Interiors
  • Maintenance Operations
  • Brickwork (Trowel Occupations)
  • General Construction (Groundworks)
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Plastering (Solid Basic)
  • Dry Lining Fixing/Finishing
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Fenestration Installation
  • Glazing
  • Curtain Wall Installation
  • Domestic Fascia, Soffit and Bargeboard Installation
  • Fabrication of Glass Supporting Structures
  • Glass Related Distribution and Warehousing

Level 3 Apprenticeships

  • Site Carpentry
  • Bench Joinery
  • Shopfitting – Site Carpentry
  • Brickwork (Trowel Occupations)
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Plastering – Solid
  • Plumbing and Heating – Domestic Plumbing and Heating Oil-Fired/Solid Fuel/Environmental
  • Site Supervision
  • Fenestration Installation
  • Fenestration Surveying
  • Fabrication of Glass Supporting Structures
  • Glazing

Courses and assessment options

In addition to offering apprenticeship training we also work with those looking to retrain or upskill. We offer our private courses on an evening and daytime basis to accommodate those who are not in a position to enrol onto an apprenticeship. We work with experienced workers with no formal qualifications that require assessment in order to apply for an Advanced Craft, Skilled Worker, Supervisory, Manager and Experienced Worker CSCS Card. We can offer assessment via OSAT (On Site Assessment and Training) or EWPA (Experienced Worker Practical Assessment) depending on the candidates experience and knowledge. We also offer the AWD057 unit qualification for those needing to obtain their QCF Level 1 Award in Health and Safety within a Construction Environment in order to apply for a Labourers CSCS Card. 


CTS have two premises one in Norfolk and one in Suffolk:-


Unit A, Frenbury Industrial Estate, Drayton High Road

Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk. NR6 5DP


North Suffolk Skills Centre (NSSC),

Harrisons Lane, Halesworth, Suffolk. IP19 8PY

Office Opening Hours

Monday (Open from 8:30am-5:00pm)
Tuesday (Open from 8:30am-5:00pm)
Wednesday (Open from 8:30am-5:00pm)
Thursday (Open from 8:30am-5:00pm)
Friday (Open from 8:30am-5:00pm)
Saturday (CLOSED)
Sunday (CLOSED)

Contact Information
Apprenticeship Enquiries: 01603 480965
Course Enquiries: 01603 480972
Main Office: 01603 480960
Email: info@construction-training.com
Website: www.construction-training.com
Facebook: @CTS.Ltd
Twitter: @CTS_Ltd
LinkedIn: Construction Training Specialists

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