Flower Skills has been delivering training in practical construction skills to our young and adult learners throughout the year. Although circumstances have been challenging at times, we have carried on providing our services and supporting people to build a future in construction.
We have been lucky enough to work with many different partners this year, including Youth Build UK, Charlton Athletic Comminity Trust, Charlton Triangle Homes, Peabody and the Construction Youth Trust and we are looking forward to working together in the coming year on some exciting projects.
We are pleased to report that 100% of our ACL In2Construction adult learners achieved a City & Guilds level 1 in construction skills and 43 of them came back to expand on their qualification and achieve a certificate qualification. 96 learners sat and passed their CSCS test. Well done to everybody!
We have been working with 12 schools and 4 Local Authorities, helping year 9-13 school learners towards a City & Guilds qualification at level 1 and/or level 2. They have been developing practical skills in brickwork, tiling, plastering, rendering and many more multi skill trades. We were delighted to welcome two new schools and two new Local Authorities who joined us this academic year.
We would like to say a special thank you to local businesses who supported our work during 2021. Selco, for donating wood to help our younger learners build a bird house, Brewers and N&C Tiles and Bathrooms for donating paint and tiles respectively, E H Smith for donating bricks and British Gypsum for providing and demonstrating the use of magnetic plastering.
Flower Skills are looking forward to the challenges of 2022, developing and delivering new courses and programmes, helping learners achieve their qualifications and setting them on the way to build a future in construction.
"Flower Skills has been an essential part of our Key Stage 4 curriculum offer. For those students who struggle within a classroom setting, having time out during the week to go to Flower Skills has been integral to keeping them in education. Flower Skills have worked with some of our most challenging young men and opened the world of construction to them. Our young men now feel that there will be a positive way forward after leaving school and are feeling confident that they will eventually gain employment."
Jill Smith, Head of School, King's Oaks School
Demonstration by British Gypsum
Youth Build UK
CSCS and H&S level 1 Training
One of the Multi Skill Trades by our school learners
Painting by one of our CACT learners
The quality of teaching and pupil engagement at Flower Skills & Training is exceptional. I’ve never seen the boys so focused and engaged. The quality of their work is of a high standardValerie Smith, Assistant Head of Inclusion, Woolwich Poly School.
It's an excellent course and a good way to learnKiran ACL learner
The course is very helpful as it offers you other prospects of learning another tradeGauldie ACL Learner
Myself and Aaron really enjoyed the pro range plaster demo day, great to see future plasterers into the industry.Nick Sinyard, British Gypsum
At school there are around 30 kids in a class, but here we are in small groups and get more one to one teaching. I really like the way the construction training is taught.Greenwich SEN, Student