Women into Construction

Women into Construction (WiC) provides bespoke support to women wishing to work in the construction industry and assists contractors in recruiting, retaining and progressing female talent, helping to reduce skills gaps and create a more gender-equal workforce.

We run a series of regional and nationwide employment programmes with employers, associations, and training partners and our vision is for a Fair and Diverse Construction Sector. 

West London College

At West London College, we are fully committed to support the UK’s journey to Net Zero. We believe green skills training needs to be at the forefront of our educational offer, so we monitor changes to jobs and industries, continually evolving to ensure our provision is relevant to the communities we serve.

The UK’s plans to reduce carbon to become Net Zero by 2050 will bring significant changes to the way we live, how we work and the economic opportunities available. Our role as your education partner is to anticipate skills needs and develop accessible and relevant training for the wider community, so we can all benefit from the financial rewards the transition to low carbon will bring to the UK economy, engaging in the global objective of making the planet a safer, more sustainable place. At West London College, we commit to innovating and creating education and training opportunities for both school leavers and adults that enrich them with in-depth, transferable skills that enable them to grow within the wide-ranging green careers sector.

We believe the Green Skills initiative is not transitory or niche, it’s for everyone and every occupation. Our wider educational aim is to integrate ‘green’ into our entire provision, so all students will study Climate Change and become more carbon literate while studying with us. We have a newly refurbished construction and green skills centre with specialist equipment and teaching facilities. We have a fully equipped Virtual Reality Suite with high-spec computing and AI headsets for immersive learning.

Our bespoke construction and green skills training offer is taught at our state-of-the-art facilities at Southall Community College. For adults, we offer a range of specific part-time courses in Solar PV installation, installation and maintenance of air source heat pumps, and domestic retrofit. We also have Electrical Installation courses, including the 18th Edition and Inspection and Testing. Some qualifications are co-funded and loans or grants may be available. We also have special offers and packages for SMEs. For 16–18-year-olds, we offer a wide range of construction and green skills study programmes, including multi- skills, bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, electrical, plumbing, plastering and
motor vehicle maintenance. West London College also has a large apprenticeship offering, with courses available at Level 2 and Level 3 in areas such as Property maintenance, Electrical installation, Interior systems installation, Plumbing and heating, Low carbon heating, Smart home and Construction site supervision.

For more information on all of our courses, including start dates and entry requirements, please visit our website.

West Thames College

West Thames College is a successful, vibrant college of further and higher education. Each year we support around 6,000 students. We offer provision across 24 different curriculum areas, aged 14 upwards from pre-entry level all the way to level 6. 

We are a hugely diverse College and incredibly inclusive, both of which we are very proud of and actively celebrate. Our vocational courses are taught by industry professionals. We have excellent links with employers and a core strength of the College is our collaborative working through our partnerships.

We are very proud of our state-of-the-art facilities and workshops at our main Isleworth campus and at our Skills+Logistics Centre in Feltham, both of which provide excellent learning environments. Our students are very successful, with very high achievement rates and excellent progression routes to their chosen destinations. We help our students to fulfill their dreams.

On our Level 1 and 2 Electric Vehicles courses, students will learn all about different types of electric & hybrid vehicles, hazards associated with high energy electrical systems, working safely with these vehicles including charging, how to reduce the risk of injury when encountering electric & hybrid vehicles, and how to safely transport and store electric & hybrid vehicles.

Our courses are delivered in a brand-new, state-of-the-art workshop with

dedicated electric vehicle bays equipped with Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Lifts in line with industry standards. The sale of all new petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 2035 in the UK and we know that our green courses will help to launch the careers of our students within an impressive range of roles including Electrical Engineers, Vehicle Electricians, Vehicle Body Builders & Repairers.

Our Courses

University of Westminster

The University of Westminster has adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework to support its mission of contributing to a range of social, environmental, and economic outcomes, focussing on well-being, sustainability, and equality, diversity and inclusion. Students are developing a strong understanding of sustainability issues while being in one of the most diverse universities in the world. Progress is driven by the Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation and includes carbon literacy training to teach students the science behind climate change, how they can create positive change, and the employability benefits to being carbon literate citizens. In the School of Life Sciences students are taught a range of sustainability-related subjects from ecology, plant biology, to global sustainability issues. The School of Architecture and Cities has set up a Climate Action Taskforce ensuring that education on climate change and biodiversity loss are incorporated into their programmes. The Westminster Business School is making sustainability a core principle within the curriculum, which includes the popular MSc in Sustainability Management and Innovation. The SDGs are embedded in the University’s research and knowledge exchange strategies and incorporated into various groups and initiatives. These include the research community around Sustainable Cities and Urban Environment, the Climate Change Taskforce in the Students’ Union, and the Centre for the Study of the Production of the Built Environment. The university also forms one of the London Higher and London Councils knowledge partnerships between borough-led climate programmes and universities.

West London Business

Better Futures+ – delivered by West London Business – provides free business and sustainability support to help get London’s SMEs on a pathway to carbon Net Zero. Designed for busy SME leaders, participants are provided with the tools, knowledge and confidence to manage their energy use better, cut costs, identify business opportunities and stay competitive. Funded by the Mayor of London, businesses in Better Futures+ gain access to:

  • A 12-month subscription to a carbon management platform and specialist 1to1 support
  • Business leadership webinars, workshops and masterclasses facilitated by industry experts and specialists
  • Peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunities
  • The chance to apply for additional time with a specialist consultant

For more information and to join Better Futures+ click here and for more information on West London Business click here.

College of North West London

The transition away from carbon emissions to full sustainability by 2050 is now recognised as essential for the future of our society and momentum for change is building. Training providers, employers, and learners all have a role to play in building thriving sustainable economies and helping people move from job roles that will be phased out, to new, in-demand specialisms. By doing so, they will develop the skills to create a more sustainable world.

The College of North West London has partnered with Brent Council to build a Green Skills Centre of Excellence and develop courses that focus on exploring net zero targets and improving the energy efficiency and carbon footprint of existing homes. We will be giving students the skills to install clean or cleaner technologies, and even to achieve passive homes using modern methods of construction. Our flexible curriculum is adaptable and can be changed to suit learners of all abilities and specialisms.

The exciting new centre of excellence will enable educators, employers, and other organisations to work in partnership to develop a programme that promotes employability, learning, and skills.

Example of Some of Our Popular Courses

Excellence Achievement Learning (EAL) Level 3 Award in the Requirements for the Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Points

This two-day course is designed specifically for domestic electrical installers who wish to learn how to install, fault-find, inspect, and test domestic electric car charging points. It is estimated that by 2030 50% of vehicles produced will be either electric or plug-in hybrid. The course has been designed to give you in-depth knowledge to be able to take advantage of this rapidly growing and exciting new market.

If you are a fully qualified Level 3 electrician, then you may want to take this two-day course.

Stanmore College

Stanmore College is delighted to announce the addition of its new Green Skills Hub. The Hub consists of green skills laboratories equipped with the latest digital equipment including VR goggles, iPads and laptops, as well as specialist sustainability equipment. The College’s strategy includes educating all learners from all departments with a green module for whichever vocational programme they are studying from September 2023. All our learners (16-18 and 19+) and our employers, will be invited to utilise these facilities.

Level 2 TQUK Certificate in Understanding Environmental Sustainability (RQF)
Distance learning and online course for learners with tutor support

  • Fantastic opportunity for staff to gain an appropriate level 2 qualification
  • Online course that can be done at home or work in the hours that suit
  • Complete within 5 months (20 weeks) or earlier depending on the time invested
  • No entry requirements, just a minimum of level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
  • Minimum age for the course is 16

    This course includes Principles of Sustainable Development, Communities.


Spark! is a charity working across west London, improving young people’s employment prospects since 2010.

Our vision is of a society in which all young people are ready, equipped, motivated, and able to enter the world of work.

Our mission is to ensure all young people, particularly those who will most benefit, have access to meaningful employer engagement, work readiness, skills development, and employment opportunities, enabling them to transition into sustained work and rewarding careers.

We work in partnership with schools and colleges, and alongside a large and diverse range of employers, community partners and funders, to enhance young people’s employability skills, knowledge, experience and access, so that they are better prepared for and able to effectively transition into the workplace and rewarding careers.

We do this by:

  • delivering a range of employer engagement and employment skills development opportunities
  • creating high quality work experience placements and internships
  • brokering and empowering inspiring career mentoring relationships
  • providing access to an online employability and careers portal
  • supporting transitions into work

MIT Skills

MITSkills is an award-winning national training provider specialising in work-based learning. As part of our commitment to meet industry demands, we provide new and highly innovative training programmes to meet skills shortages through our government-funded Apprenticeships and Study Programmes, plus privately funded courses in collaboration with a large network of partners. We deliver construction and Green Skills from Entry Level through to Level 6.

We have had over 12,500 learners in the past 10 years, with over 70% progressing into employment or further education. In addition, 90% of participants would recommend us to a friend, colleague, or family member.

Our learners leave equipped with the skills, qualifications and practical abilities to help them progress through their careers or on to higher/further education. MITSkills works in collaboration with local authorities and job centres to help support local uplift initiatives through Section 106 programmes. We assist businesses through the process of sourcing, interviewing and employing applicants from local areas to fill skills gaps in workforces. Through continual investment in our facilities and constant improvement of our courses, we successfully provide our learners with valuable new qualifications, practical skills and employment prospects.

  • MITSkills holds a Mayor of London’s Skills Academies Quality Mark
  • We are an approved provider for CITB, holding test centre status for CSCS and AM2 endpoint assessment.
  • We have over 500 trusted employers working with us.

Get in touch if you want to achieve real benefits with our training programmes!

Middlesex University London

Leaders in technical, professional and creative education, Middlesex University is a global university with almost 40,000 students worldwide across our campuses in London, Dubai and Mauritius and partner institutions around the world.

Through research, education and global engagement, we are making an impact in health and wellbeing, enterprise and creativity and sustainable development. We have signed up to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals accord, and we’re in the Top 200 universities in the world for our overall contribution to the Goals (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021).

We train and inspire the next generation to embed sustainability best practices into their work across sectors and continents. We are working to ensure that the values of social, economic and environmental sustainability are incorporated across our curriculum and training offer. For example, we offer an MA in Global Governance and Sustainable Development, enhancing knowledge and skills in global governance approaches in relation to environmental sustainability and social justice. Our MSc in Sustainability and Environmental Management is designed for those looking to gain a high-level qualification in theory and practical application. It focuses on sustainability issues and tools and techniques to envision change and bring about practical solutions to real world cases.

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