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Pre-16 support

We offer a wide range of construction trade courses and projects for schools. This would also be ideal for learners wanting to undertake work experience in the construction industry.

Courses we offer schools

Programmes include trade courses accredited by City & Guilds (trades include brickwork, painting and decorating, tiling, plastering, carpentry etc) and a variety of construction health and safety options (including the CSCS test for those wanting to work on a construction site.

Our taster courses include introductions to the above trades but also cover, for example, mobile towers (a good team-building exercise) and asbestos awareness; other programmes focus on "take home" items such as mosaics, bird boxes and picture frames. We work hard to engage learners and ensure that they both enjoy the course and learn some useful skills whilst at the same time building their confidence, developing social skills and working together.

Flexible options

We pride ourselves on our flexibility, so if you have a particular need or interest, please get in touch to discuss it and we will see how we can help. These types of discussion have led us to helping with school maintenance projects, running projects for special needs learners and their carers and delivering vocational training and assessment in support of qualifications otherwise delivered at school.

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Multi Skills for Schools

Qualification: City & Guilds Level 1 Award / Certificate / Extended Certificate / Diploma in Construction Skills
Length of course: 1-3 days per week over 1-2 years

A multi-skills course covering the basics in a range of different trades including painting & decorating, brickwork, tiling, plastering etc. The course is focused on practical skills and is assessed mainly on practical tasks. There is some theory work on health and safety.


Learner engagement

Qualification: In-house Certificate
Length of course: 5-10 days over 1-5 weeks

The programme is aimed at small groups of learners who have become disengaged with education.

We work in a workshop environment rather than a classroom one and encourage plenty of "hands-on" engagement and learning opportunities.

I really enjoy working with my tutor, I am looking forward to completing my diploma.

Harris Academy Student

Flower Skills has given each student an opportunity to succeed in the construction industry.

Tracy Sumner, Head of Year 10, John Roan School
Tutor demonstrating accurate measurement in woodwork to a school student

I enjoy coming to Flower Skills & Training and learning construction more than school. I have gained lots more confidence.

Right Choice Student

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 standard.

Valerie Smith, Woolwich Polytechnic School

Since he started studying at your skills centre he has completely changed his attitude to learning. There is a marked improvement both at home and at school.

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