The Building Block is our Building Skills Training Centre and it was opened in Early 2016 to provide a facility for local people to learn new skills to get help get them back into work. The courses include Plumbing, Plastering, Carpentry, Tiling.

Recently a new initiative was started by Pete Miller, Manager of The Building Block. The Construction Skills Certification Scheme.

CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.

The Scheme keeps a database of people working in construction who have achieved or are committed to achieving a recognised construction related qualification. Most principal contractors and major house builders require construction workers on their sites to hold a valid CSCS card.

The first person to be awarded a CSCS Card is Michaela Brookes who is one of our volunteers at The Building Block.
Michaela is pictured with Pete Miller with her certificates.

For more information on The Building Block please visit this page on our website.