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FREE SKILLS BOOTCAMPS – BUSINESS SKILLS FOR A THRIVING CONSTRUCTION FIRM

Want consistent, sustainable profit? Does it feel like 2 steps forward, 3 steps back? This course comes at just the right time. The construction industry is in a challenging economic period. The 9 weeks are devoted to advice, tips and training on the important practical issues any owner or manager has to deal with. Discover what’s currently holding you back. Understand what it takes to run an efficient, healthy, effective business. And the best news? It costs just £350 inc VAT – and is even free if you meet the criteria! All learners will be provided with the HBXL software needed for the duration of the course.

You’ll develop management skills and feel more confident about your role, understand the function of the site manager and receive SSSTS accreditation. You’ll get to grips with key areas in the modern building company such as health and safety, circular economy and modern methods of construction. You’ll understand how to cost projects and develop a programme of works, and much more.

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COULD THIS BE PERFECT FOR YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW?

Started a new business recently? Or are you an established business and want to speed up your estimating? Concerned your quotes aren’t accurate enough? Not making the profit you imagined you would? Need inspiration to think bigger? Want to offer estimating, admin or management skills to someone else’s business? Ready for a new career challenge?

The Skills Bootcamp in Business skills for a successful construction firm is being run in conjunction with CPJ Education and specific Local Authorities, and is funded by the Department for Education.

This 9-week Business Skills Bootcamp provides 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.

Either complete the form here, or call 0117 916 7870 or email us at skillsbootcamp@hbxl.co.uk providing your name and phone number.

More about the course below.

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A TASTER OF THE COURSE CONTENT

  • Understanding the impact of planning for project success
  • Understanding the benefits of digitisation
  • BIM awareness
  • Introduction to cost estimating
  • Estimating effectively – 2 project case studies
  • Understanding profit margins & overheads
  • Understanding how to quote effectively
  • Understanding how to promote your business
  • Understanding how to move your business up market
  • Understanding the importance of contracts, deposits & stage payments
  • Understanding business models and cashflows and how to use them effectively
  • Health & safety in construction awareness
  • Mental health awareness
  • Circular economy awareness
  • Equality, Diversion & Inclusion awareness
  • CITB SSSTS

There are also 3 check-ins 1-2-1 to support your plans for making the most of your new skills – whether that’s preparing for interviews or putting them to good use in the business you’re already in.

WHICH REGIONS RECEIVE FUNDING SUPPORT?

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

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership 
Norfolk, Suffolk, plus certain postcodes in Essex, Cambridge and Peterborough

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Halton, Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton, Wirral & St Helens

Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership
Blackburn with Darwen; Blackpool; Burnley; Chorley; Fylde; Hyndburn; Lancaster; Pendle; Preston; Ribble Valley; Rossendale; South Ribble; West Lancashire; and Wyre

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

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 19+ years of age
  • 3+ years resident in the UK
  • Lives or works in the geographic region that has funding
  • Hasn’t undertaken any other Skills Bootcamps in the last 12 months
  • 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 BUSINESS SKILLS FOR A THRIVING CONSTRUCTION FIRM

The training can be free for the learner!

  • If you’re unemployed or self-employed (either sub-contracting or owner of a small business that doesn’t collect staff taxes) the course is fully funded by the government!
  • Small to medium sized employers, who have a payroll, and new relevant roles for their employees or wish them to upskill, pay 10% of the training cost – the rest is funded by the government:
    • £350 + VAT (10% of the £3498 training cost)
  • Large employers (250+), who have new relevant roles for their employees, pay  30% of the training cost – the rest is funded by the government:
    • £1049 + VAT (30% of the £3498 training cost).

Please note – we can help you claim back half of the course via the CITB. So instead of £350+VAT you would pay just £175+VAT.

COURSE DURATION

  • 9 weeks (8 weeks remote and option of week 9 in-person or online for SSSTS course and qualification)
  • 10.00am – 4.30pm each Friday
  • 48 guided learning hours – typically 1 x 6 hour session per week
  • 16 hours of CITB SSSTS training F2F or online
  • 48 hours of independent learning – typically 6 hours per week

KEY DATES - next course starts February 2024

  • Applications open: 1.11.23
  • Start date: 2.2.24
  • Last date: 29.3.24

OUTCOMES

  • 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, West of England and Liverpool areas
  • Mentor for up to six months.

HOW TO APPLY OR FIND OUT MORE

If you would like to be considered (or know someone who would) please call 0117 916 7870 or email us at skillsbootcamp@hbxl.co.uk providing your name and phone number.

To register your interest generally please email or call and we will keep you posted.