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National Construction College helping to build a sustainable future

To help the construction industry improve its sustainability credentials and meet the targets outlined by the government, the National Construction College (NCC) is launching a series of pilot sustainability courses.

The college has been working closely with the Environmental Consultancy of the University of Sheffield (ECUS) to develop and deliver the courses. The modules will include an introduction to sustainable construction for site supervisors, sustainability in construction management, a foundation in sustainable construction, as well as a course on on-site management of waste, water and energy.

The series of modules will address different aspects of sustainability and offer trainees the tools and skills they need to enable them to make a difference to the environment, as well as helping them to develop their own careers.

Director of NCC, David Boyden, said:

“Sustainability is an issue central to our built environment. If we are to meet the current demand of the construction industry and help deliver the government’s targets for a sustainable future, the workforce must be skilled in modern and sustainable building techniques.

“Through developing and delivering these courses in partnership with industry stakeholders and through our experienced instructors, we aim to provide the industry with high quality training at our first-class facilities around the country.”

It is planned that the courses will be available from March 2007 as part of the college’s extensive management programme and will complement the existing range of bespoke and flexible courses that the college already offers.

NCC is the training arm of ConstructionSkills, formerly CITB-ConstructionSkills and is the largest provider of construction training in the UK and Europe. The college offers both young apprentices and adult students a wide range of specialist courses. Its East campus is one of five sites around the UK, which, along with over 60 other locations, provide training for more than 35,000 people per year.

Nine one-day pilot courses will be run from the end of January over a nine week period, with twelve places available on each course. If you are interested in receiving more information or attending one of the courses, please call the course booking unit on 0870 4166 222 or visit

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