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Jul 01, 2020 |

Remote learning success

CSP have recently helped James McKeown complete his Level 7 NVQ in Construction Senior Management, despite the difficultie...

May 13, 2020 |

CSCS Cards and the Corona...

Because the current Coronavirus lockdown is preventing construction workers from meeting the CSCS card application require...

Apr 03, 2020 |

Working from Home? Need a...

If you are now having to work from home or if you are self-isolating, you can still achieve the NVQ you need to qualify fo...

Mar 27, 2020 |

COVID-19: Card Scheme Upd...

During these uncertain times, Construction Skills People wishes to provide you with some information on how various card s...

Mar 23, 2020 |

COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

On Thursday 19th March Construction Skills People took the decision to postpone all t...

Mar 20, 2020 |

Coronavirus Statement

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is forcing all businesses to re-evaluate their operational activities. Construction Sk...

Mar 20, 2020 |

Case Study: Durman Stearn...

For a number of years CSP have worked with Durman Stearn, a well-established and highly regarded civil engineering company...

Mar 19, 2020 |

Site Safety Plus: importa...

Site Safety Plus: important information for SMSTS and SSSTS delegates

Any delegate whose SMSTS/SSS...

Mar 13, 2020 |

"Thank you for all your h...

Reactive and Proactive!

Reactive Integrated Services (RIS) are a multi-disciplinary contractor wit...

Mar 02, 2020 |

Case Study: C3 Constructi...

Established in 2003, C3 Construction Ltd has grown to become one of the leading Groundwork and Civil Engineering Contracto...

Feb 11, 2020 | Latest

Safer Internet Day 2020

Safer Internet Day 2020 is celebrated globally today with the slogan: ‘Together For a Better Internet’.

Constructio...

Jan 24, 2020 |

Barratt Manager says Than...

Tia Don, a CSP Training Advisor, received an e-mail this week from Andrew Warner, a Senior Site Manager at Barratt Homes.<...

Jan 10, 2020 |

New Year... Same Old Stor...

It may the beginning of a new year and a new decade, but here at CSP it’s a case of the same old story as far as helping o...

Dec 20, 2019 |

The People who keep on gi...

2019 has been a bumper year for Skills People Groups’s charitable donations, fundraising and sponsorships. We are very pro...

Dec 18, 2019 |

Don’t take our word for i...

Were often telling our clients how easy it is to achieve your NVQ with CSP….but now you don’t have to take our word for it...

Dec 12, 2019 |

Season's Gr-eatings!

The staff at Skills People Group got into the festive spirit early this year with a Christmas Jumper Day, Secret Santa and...

Dec 11, 2019 |

A Quality Finish

Congratulations go to Andy Ward who has been working at CSP since January 2018. Andy has recently complet...

Dec 09, 2019 |

Lights, Camera, Action!

Construction Skills People have recently produced a series of informative short videos that help to explain the process of...

Nov 26, 2019 |

Lord Mayor of Sheffield M...

Academy Changing Lives

Today Sheffield-based employers and dignitaries were joined by the Lord May...

Nov 14, 2019 |

Digital investment reduce...

Construction Skills People are constantly looking at ways to use digital technologies to reduce our impact on the environm...

Oct 18, 2019 |

Up for the Cup!

Construction Skills People are proud sponsors of Belper Town, a football club steeped in history that was founded way back...

Oct 17, 2019 |

Muddy Hell!

On Saturday 19th October Skills People Group entered a team in the Leeds round of the ‘Muddy Dog Challenge’ in support of...

Oct 11, 2019 |

Pat's Champagne Moment!

Pat Grant, a team leader in the CSP Business Development Team, received a pleasant surprise this week when he received a b...

Oct 08, 2019 |

Promoting the use of Digi...

Construction Skills People are supporting the Government's drive to increase the use of digital technologies throughout th...

Sep 23, 2019 |

£250,000 and counting!

Construction Skills People (CSP) are helping Construction employers all across the UK gain valuable funding through the CI...

Sep 09, 2019 |

Leeds city region constru...

Construction sector companies based in the Leeds City Region are now able to access funding, secured by Construction Skill...

Aug 07, 2019 |

Anne’s Number One!

On 20th July Skills People Group Accounts Assistant Anne Cooper bravely shaved off her curly locks as part of 'Brave the S...

Jul 09, 2019 |

Omega visit reduces our c...

Every day our Enrolment Team travel the length and breadth of the UK, enrolling candidates onto NVQ programmes to support...

Jun 21, 2019 | Latest

Funding boost for Sheffie...

Construction Skills People have secured ESF funding through the Growth Company in the Sheffield City Region LEP. The fundi...

Jun 17, 2019 | Latest

Workplace injury survey

There has been a long-term downward trend in the rate of fatal injury to around 2012/13; more recently the rate has been b...

Jun 14, 2019 | Latest

Stuart's over the Moon!

On 11th May CSP IQA Manager Stuart Brown took part in MoonWalk London 2019 to raise money for Breast Canc...

Jun 07, 2019 | Latest

Planned changes to CITB H...

Some changes and improvements will be made to the CITB Health, Safety & Environment (HS&E) test from 26 June 2019. These chan...

Jun 06, 2019 | Latest

Occupational lung disease...

A recent study found that there are projected to be around 2,500 mesothelioma deaths per year for the rest of the decade b...

May 30, 2019 | Latest

Manual handling - know yo...

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), including manual handling injuries, are the most common type of occupational i...

May 11, 2019 | Latest

Mental Health Awareness W...

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 takes place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. T...

May 03, 2019 |

Minding our own business

A group of Skills People Group employees have successfully completed a 2-day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course at our...

May 02, 2019 |

Work-related musculoskele...

In a recent study, manual handling, awkward or tiring positions and keyboard work or repetitive action including the use o...

Apr 23, 2019 |

CSCS to end postal applic...

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has announced it is to end its system of postal applications for its c...

Apr 18, 2019 |

Britain's best brickies b...

Forterra has announced 'Best In London Brick', a new competition for professional bricklayers aged between 25 and 35, to f...

Apr 17, 2019 |

Delivering The Goods

The CSP NVQ Delivery Team recently held a meeting in Sheffield. This was the first of many meetings held across the countr...

Apr 04, 2019 |

ECS Registered Electricia...

With the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations now in full effect, all ECS Registered Electricians with the 17th Edition...

Mar 29, 2019 |

Work-related stress, depr...

In a recent survey, the rate of self-reported work-related stress, depression or anxiety has shown signs of increasing in...

Mar 20, 2019 | Latest

HSBC bank on CSP for thei...

Jane and Liz both work for HSBC and recently attended one of our Mental Health First Aid courses at our Sheffield Training...

Mar 07, 2019 | Latest

CSCS Announce Death of Gr...

More than 60,000 experienced construction workers will no longer be able to renew their Skills Cards under the ‘Grandfathe...

Mar 01, 2019 | Latest

Chesterfield unemployed b...

CSP were approached by Paul Munday from the Job Centre Plus (JCP) in Chesterfield who had been approached by a local emplo...

Feb 27, 2019 | Latest

Post-Brexit skills crisis...

Fears are growing that UK construction company failures will soar post-Brexit as contractors struggle to cope with intensi...

Feb 25, 2019 | Latest

Quicker CSCS Skills Cards...

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is launching an online service to streamline the card application proc...

Feb 25, 2019 | Latest

IPAF Card holders able to...

From 2019 holders of IPAF cards will be able to apply to have the CSCS logo on the Operator’s Card, allowing holders acces...

Feb 13, 2019 |

CSP reach out with On The...

In order to reach a wider audience, Construction Skills People have teamed up with On The Tools, who represent the largest...

Feb 05, 2019 | Latest

Safer Internet Day 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019 is celebrated globally today with the slogan: ‘Together For a Better Internet’.

Constructio...

Jan 30, 2019 | Latest

We're quids in!

Construction Skills People are proud to be sponsors of the next episode of On The Tools’ popular online game show ‘Quids I...

Jan 25, 2019 | Latest

."..our teams get the mos...

We have been using Construction Skills People for some years now to deliver qualifications and training to our staff.

...

Jan 23, 2019 |

A Training partner, not j...

Here at CSP we believe in supporting our clients to achieve their objectives in training and upskilling their employees.

Jan 11, 2019 |

“Thank you... the best tr...

Established in 2000, East Sussex contractor S J Homewood specialise in groundworks, bricklaying, paving and landscaping.

Nov 30, 2018 |

Blakedown Sport & Play in...

Blakedown Sport & Play, one of the UK’s largest and longest established sports facility construction contractors, has...

Nov 30, 2018 |

More training needed to p...

It’s well known that construction can be a dangerous field of work, but health and safety training and regulations are the...

Nov 30, 2018 |

Latest HSE stats reveals...

The latest stats from the Health and Safety Executive have highlighted that the construction industry is the worst industr...

Nov 28, 2018 |

Highways England’s £8.7bn...

13 winning contractors have been announced by Highways England for its £8.7bn Regional Delivery Partnership framework.

...

Nov 08, 2018 |

Construction Skills Peopl...

Recently, we were delighted to be invited by our clients MACOI to provide training and advice to their team members who ar...

Nov 05, 2018 |

Digital technology could...

The need for digitalisation in the construction sector has long been a hot topic, but it has recently hit the headlines ag...

Oct 30, 2018 |

Construction training exp...

Leading construction industry training provider Construction Skills People has welcomed a campaign that has been launched...

Oct 26, 2018 |

Funding boost to provide...

Leading construction training provider Construction Skills People has secured funding that will enable access to vital ind...

Oct 18, 2018 |

Chesterfield Training Pro...

Construction Skills People’s Stuart Brown with his medal, having completed the Shine Night Walk London to raise funds for...

Oct 10, 2018 |

World Mental Health Day s...

A leading national training provider which specialises in construction has announced the launch of its first course centre...

Oct 04, 2018 |

Growth in output and empl...

After a relatively weak start to 2018, some encouraging news for the construction sector as comes in the form of new stati...

Sep 27, 2018 |

£36m clean energy governm...

Could the future of construction lie within green technology? Construction workers in the UK could soon be replacing brick...

Sep 13, 2018 | Latest

Slips and trips account f...

The most up to date report released by the Health and Safety Executive has named slipping and tripping as the single most...

Sep 04, 2018 |

UK Construction industry...

According to the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), the UK construction industry is experiencing its fastest rate of expans...

Aug 29, 2018 | Latest

More young people needed...

Recent research carried out by Arcadis suggests that the UK construction sector needs to hire a staggering 400,000 people...

Aug 21, 2018 |

ONS Stats Reveal Increase...

The latest data release from the Office for National Statistics has shown that construction output rose 0.9% in the second...

Aug 02, 2018 |

The UK Construction indus...

The UK construction sector is entering its third month of continuous growth, and is seeing greater activity and higher rec...

Jul 18, 2018 |

North West Regional Const...

The construction industry in the North West celebrated the achievements of the region’s best projects, organisations and i...

Jul 12, 2018 |

200 mile bike ride delive...

Last weekend saw a group of amateur cyclists take on a 19 hour, 200 mile bike ride from Edinburgh to Newcastle to raise va...

Jul 04, 2018 |

APPG to make recommendati...

The All Party Parliamentary Group for ‘Working at Height’ has launched an investigation into the root causes of incidents...

Jun 22, 2018 |

Construction Skills Peopl...

The international charity Help for Heroes has joined forces with Wiltshire Wildlife trust to provided qualifications to ve...

Jun 12, 2018 |

CSP urges construction co...

Construction Skills People, a leading provider of vocational qualifications and commercial training courses specifically f...

Feb 28, 2018 |

Tips for delivering a hig...

Communication is a key factor in making sure the importance health, safety and environmental management on construction si...

Jan 04, 2018 |

How to identify your trai...

This handy Traning Needs Analysis template for Excel helps you get a better insight into the training and skills levels wi...

Dec 20, 2017 |

What type of extinguisher...

Do you know what type of fire extinguisher would be best suited to an electrical fire? Nearly 40% of construction workers...

Nov 22, 2017 |

What is the future of the...

Recently the Construction Industry Training Board faced it’s triennial consensus vote: an industry poll deciding whether o...

Oct 17, 2017 |

CSCS Cards: How to get a...

Over 85% of UK construction sites require each worker to hold a relevant CSCS Card on site. For most people, the most impo...

Oct 05, 2017 |

CSCS Cards: How to get a...

Over 85% of UK construction sites require each worker to hold a relevant CSCS Card on site. For most people, the most impo...

Sep 25, 2017 |

CITB: The Health, Safety...

CITB’s Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test is essential in making sure the UK construction workforce has the ri...

Sep 17, 2017 |

Save lives and get a CSCS...

Are you looking to undertake an NVQ in order to gain a Blue CSCS Card? A Level 2 NVQ in Passive Fire Protection could be f...

Sep 09, 2017 |

CSCS Cards: How to get a...

Over 85% of UK construction sites require each worker to hold a relevant CSCS Card on site. For most people, the most impo...

Sep 04, 2017 |

We have NVQ funding avail...

We have NVQ funding available covering a number of trades across the UK.

We deliver more construction-related NVQs...

Oct 05, 2016 |

National Plant Operators...

National Plant Operators Scheme NPORS have announced important changes that see’s them forge stronger links with CSCS. Car...

Oct 10, 2015 |

SMSTS Refresher Changes

From 1st January 2016, CITB Construction Skills are removing the grace period for the Site Safety Plus scheme.

The...