• City & Guilds
  • Investors in People
  • Skills Funding
  • CSCS
  • Student Finance England
  • European Union
  • Skills Development Scotland (SDS)


Most of the frequently answered questions, has been listed here. Please contact us if you have any questions which are not listed here.

Where are the Training Centres / Colleges based?

South East of England & London, but open to everyone from the whole of the UK - all regions across England (N. East / N. West/ Midlands / Yorkshire / East Anglia / S. West / S. East / S. Coast etc), N. Ireland, Scotland & Wales

Are the courses approved?

All courses / Qualifications approved by academic bodies such as; City & Guilds / NVQ / ACS GAS Safe / Educational Establishments & Employers across the UK

When do the courses start?

New Courses start every month

Can I study part-time?

Courses can be studied either; Full or Part-Time (Evenings / Weekends), to suit your personal circumstances

Who will train me?

Qualified & Experienced Course Trainers

How long will it take to qualify?

Length of courses: Full-Time (Mon – Fri) to obtain an approved, recognised professional qualification takes from 3 – 6 months or Part-Time (alternate days or Evenings) 6 – 12 months or Weekends (consecutive or alternate) up-to 18 – 24 months (Welding & Renewable courses are shorter) - if required; it's also possible to re-take exams at no extra cost until a pass-rate is achieved

Do I study online or at a training centre?

Courses are split into 3 key areas; Practical (within a training centre close to you), Theory (within a class-room environment) & a certain amount of Home-Study will be expected from the course books

If I fail an exam?

Exam modules can be re-taken until a pass rate is achieved

What qualifications do I need to start studying the different Trades courses?

None for the initial entry levels of City & Guilds 1 – 2 (a Course Adviser will initially assess each individuals ability to recommend which course is best suited). The higher level will require for Levels 1 – 2 to be completed first or an equivalent Trade Qualification achieved

What is the cost?

Courses start from £15 per week. Payment can be either spread over the length of the course or a flexible monthly interest-free payment plan (installments) can be arranged to suit your personal circumstances

Can I pay back over a period of time?

Flexible re-payment loans are available if required

Can I study if I’m not working?

If eligible, Government funds are available for individuals registered for Job Seekers / Income Support payments

Do you offer Apprenticeships?

If eligible; Fully Funded Apprenticeships are available for 16 – 18 year olds / Part-Funded Apprenticeships for 19 – 24 year olds & Advanced Higher Apprenticeship for 24+ year olds (interest-free in cases)

Can you help after qualifying?

Job Placements available upon completing & qualifying

What can I do when I qualify?

Advice is given on the career-path to initially suit you; either as a full-time employee, sub-contractor or self-employed trades person

What are the different trades costs?

Example of course costs; Complete Plumbing - Levels 1 & 2 City & Guilds from £1,995 or Levels 1, 2 & 3 including Level 3 NVQ Diploma qualification from £2,995 / Complete Electrical - Levels 1 & 2 City & Guilds from £1,995 including NICEIC 17th Edition & PAT Testing or Level 1, 2 & 3 including Level 3 NVQ Diploma qualification from £2,995 / Complete ACS Gas Safe Engineer qualification (including Complete Boiler Repair, CP12 Landlords' Cert & Dual-Fuel Smart Metering Installation) from £2,995* including signed portfolio of work – all course costs include tools required & approved study material (books)

I’m leaving the armed services, can you help?

Ex-Military / Armed Services (re-settlement); all approved courses are available to help you re-train – ELCAS Provider

To find out more information:

Please fill the form on your right side, one of our national adviser will call you to discuss.

Please Note; we do not share your contact details with any other organisation


* Gas course prices vary due to taking into any past Trades experience obtained or past exam modules completed i.e. Plumbing or Electrical fully or part-qualified

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