Introduction to Civil Construction
About the course
A hands-on training course helping people gain the skills and confidence they need to take on the civil construction industry.
The course is run out of a training centre in Cambridge designed to look and feel exactly like a real work site. The centre has a Portacom and shipping containers for lessons and briefings, and a yard packed with a wide array of civil construction equipment. We’ve tried to make it as lifelike as possible.
Participants learn key skills and obtain core civil construction accreditation and licenses including Wheels, Tracks and Rollers, Workplace First Aid, ConstructSafe and forklift driver license endorsement.
Participants also learn about pre-start checks, stockpiling materials, digging trenches, surveying and boxing up footpaths, as well as JSAs, incident and accident reporting, toolbox meetings and the induction process. The course is 90-95% practical with participants going straight onto the machines after they are inducted and have had their safety briefings. It’s hands-on practical training, not just sitting in a classroom.
Looking after the gear is all part of the learning. We help course participants as much as we can with industry skills, and there’s also some life skills being learnt too.