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Frequently Asked Questions

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What skills do I need to attend a course?

You don’t need any formal skills but a keen interest in construction is essential. The ability to be able to complete tasks to a predetermined standard and work to a timescale would also be useful.

What are my job options after this course?

Depending on which course you decide to attend career options can vary. Currently the UK is undergoing a surge in construction projects and skilled labour is in demand.

What qualifications will I get?

This depends on the course and the level you work to. Working to a 6 month long Diploma Level 2 in Plastering will give you the minimum qualification required to work on a UK construction site.

Where do I study and what is the centre like?

NSPP has centres in Smethwick, West Bromwich and Glossop, Derbyshire. Our Glossop centre is simple to reach from Tameside. Both are bespoke training centres built to provide the requisite training for the particular course you decide to undertake. Both centres have large classrooms and computer suites available.

What does this course cost?

There are no course fees to pay for students aged between 16 and 19 years old. Students aged 19 + and currently claiming benefits should contact us for further information.

What equipment/tools will I need to provide?

All students need to provide for the practical aspects of the course are a pair of steel toe capped boots. Overalls and safety goggles, if required, are provided free of charge.

You will need to provide pens and paper for the theoretical sessions and reference books are available to purchase at your discretion.

How long will the course last?

Dependent on where you attend. A diploma level course at our Glossop centre runs over a six month period, in our Smethwick centre it is run over four months.

One More Question?

We appreciate that sometimes the answer to the particular question you had in mind might not be found on our website, so instead of taking a philosophic view about it, drop us an email with your particular question or questions and we’ll get right back to you with the answer. Bear in mind that we only field questions on topics concerned with our website offerings and construction in general, we’re unable to help with queries concerning lottery numbers, mathematics, government policy or the number 42. Thank you.

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