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Free Construction Courses for Waltham Forest Residents

A number of free courses are being made available to Waltham Forest residents who would like to improve their skills in order to find employment in the construction sector.

The training is being provided by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) and run at the National Construction College, supported by Waltham Forest Council.

The courses available and dates are as follows –

  • Introduction to Dry Lining – 26 September (CVs or emails expressing interest must be received by 2 September), 24 October, 16 January 2017

  • Introduction to Brickwork – 7 November (CVs or emails expressing interest by 21 October)

  • Site Safety Supervisor Training Scheme – 13/14 October (CVs or email expressing interest by 30 September)

  • CIRSS Operative Training Scheme (COTS) – 1 October (CVs or email expressing interest by 16 September), 12 November, 28 January 2017.

The courses are open to Waltham Forest residents over the age of 18, and no prior qualifications are needed. Proof of residency in the borough will be required. All of the courses will take place at the National Construction College on Hollydown Way, Leytonstone, E11 4DD. Applicants who qualify for the training will be accepted on a first come, first served basis

For more information on the courses or to apply with a CV please email

Cllr Clare Coghill, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and High Streets said: “These free courses are a great way to develop some of the skills needed in order to embark on a successful career in the construction industry, so I urge Waltham Forest residents to apply for their places now.”

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