Published: 14th Apr 2020

A range of new construction courses in virtual classes has been launched by the Birmingham-based training provider RMF Construction Training Academy. The courses have been funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority, as part of its Construction Gateway programme. The programme offers unemployed people a free, hands-on introduction to construction skills – providing them the ‘tickets’ and qualifications they need to be site-ready for work. The online classes, which started last week, enable candidates from across the West Midlands to access construction training, including an industry-specific Level 1 in health and safety, as well as plant machinery training on dumper trucks, ride-on rollers and excavators. Learners will be able to gain qualifications which are essential to work on any site, such as the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card, and more in-depth courses including City and Guilds accredited Level 2 NVQ in rail engineering track maintenance. Groups of up to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)