Free Skills Bootcamps – Construction Management Skills

Construction  Management Skills –  Skills Bootcamp – New Anglia LEP and West of England Combined Authority, HBXL & CPJ Education 

Great news! HBXL has been recognised by local authorities for its professional software tools and training expertise. So we’re really pleased to be able to offer this new Skills Bootcamp in Construction Management Skills – funded by the Department for Education. We’re working on this important training opportunity with experienced partners, CPJ Education. All learners will be provided with the HBXL software needed for the duration of the course.

It is a 16-week training course, providing a blend of technical skills and industry awareness. It’s part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life. The learner has the support of a tutor throughout, and can gain CITB certification through the Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme.

The majority of the course is delivered remotely online but there are two face-to-face days at the end of the course to achieve the CITB SSSTS qualification. These two days will be delivered as close to the learner’s location as possible. The CITB estimate that at least 800 new Supervisors and Project Managers will be required in the East of England by 2026 and at least 500 in the West of England.

Who is Construction Management Skills for?

  • Unemployed wanting new skills
  • Employed looking to upskill
  • Self-employed keen to provide a new service
  • Graduates looking to enter the job market
  • Returners changing careers after a break

Which regions receive funding support?

If you have any construction projects in these locations, or live in one of these locations, then read on!

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA)
Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire

New Anglia
Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We’ll let you know as more local authorities appoint us to run the Skills Bootcamps.

Course content

  • The role of Site Supervisor and Site Manager
  • Health & Safety in the construction industry
  • Awareness in Modern Slavery, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • BIM awareness
  • Mental Health awareness
  • Circular Economy awareness
  • Modern Methods of Construction awareness
  • Social Value awareness
  • Project Case Studies (Civils and Housing)
  • Project costing and material Take-offs
  • Employability skills
  • Presentation skills
  • CITB SSSTS 2-day course

Career Progression

Site Supervisor roles with progression to Site Management and Project Management roles after three to five years experience.

Admission requirements

  • 19+ years of age
  • Pass a Fingerprint Drugs test and Breathalyser Alcohol test
  • Full Driving Licence is an advantage
  • Windows laptop/computer (for software package installation)
  • Broadband access
  • Video access i.e. Microsoft Teams/Zoom meetings with course tutor
  • Construction experience preferred but not essential.

Cost of the Construction Management Skills Bootcamp

The training is free for the learner!

  • If you’re unemployed or Self-employed the course is fully funded by the government!
  • Small to medium sized employers, who have new Site Supervisor related roles for their employees or wish them to upskill, pay 10% of the training cost – the rest is funded by the government:
    • New Anglia – £348 inc. VAT (10% of the £3482 inc. VAT training cost).
    • WECA – £300 inc. VAT (10% of the £3000 inc. VAT training cost).
  • Large employers (250+), who have new Site Supervisor related roles for their employees, pay 30% of the training cost – the rest is funded by the government:
    • New Anglia – £1045 inc. VAT (10% of the £3842 inc. VAT training cost).
    • WECA – £900 inc. VAT (10% of the £3000 inc. VAT training cost).

 Course location/duration

  • Remote online + 2 days at the end in-person for the SSSTS course and qualification
  • 16 weeks
  • 60 guided learning hours – 2 hours x 2 per week
  • 60 hours of independent learning – 2 hours x 2 per week

Key dates

Course dates to be confirmed. Please get in touch if you’re interested in joining the next course.


  • Skills Bootcamp Certificate of Achievement
  • CITB Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme Certification (SSSTS)
  • A Career Progression Plan produced with a Careers Advisor
  • Guaranteed job interview with Supply Chain of Galliford Try and CITB and CECA registered employers across the New Anglia LEP area
  • Mentor for up to six months.

How to apply or find out more

If you or someone you know would like to be considered for one of the courses in either of the two current locations, please contact Paul Burns directly. He’s our training partner at CPJ Education. Email him at or call him on 07568 733683.

To register your interest generally please email us at or call us on 0117 916 7870 and we will keep you posted.