Portsmouth Training

Building Pathways has partnered with Portsmouth City Council on their Construction Skills Funded employment preparation scheme to create a training package that targets unemployed and economically inactive people in the Portsmouth area. This facilitated training leads to accredited qualifications in Level 1 Health & Safety in a Construction Environment and the CITB Operatives examination, both of which are necessary to obtain a CSCS Green Card, enabling holders to work as a labourer on a building site.

The package, conducted either remotely or in COVID-secure classrooms according to Government restrictions in place, is a mixture of online training through Building Pathways’ innovative partnership with The Digital College, and facilitated revision and testing sessions.

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Since December 2020, 21 candidates have enrolled for the programme, with all 21 passing their Level 1 Health & Safety in a Construction Environment exam and 19 passing their CITB operatives test and gaining CSCS Green Cards – a pass rate of 90.4%.

Portsmouth City Council Officers, Steve Henwood and Stephen Hogan wrote:

“We have found Mike [Davis-Marks of Building Pathways] to be an extremely supportive, informative and patient tutor to our adult learners, supporting them with passion and drive.”

“Mike rose calmly and impressively to the challenge of moving the training course on-line, achieving highly impressive results for the project and supporting learners to make the steps they needed for a career in the construction industry. Feedback from learners over the support and tuition they have received has been excellent.”

Read more about the training in our press release here.

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