New course set to boost construction skills in Stirling

New course set to boost construction skills in Stirling
Site Safety course now open for applications

‘Safe for Site’ is a new course starting in January 2024 aiming to increase the supply of construction workers in the Stirling area.

The course will also provide transferable qualifications and skills to open up access to a wide range of sectors, providing employers with the confidence that applicants are safe to be on building sites.

Delivered at Forth Valley College’s Stirling Campus the course is awarding body approved, and will equip local people with the qualifications employers will recognise as making them safe to be employed as a labourer. 

Zak Stark, Forth Valley College’s Head of Commercial and Training Delivery said: “There is a recognised labour shortage in the construction industry at the moment which we hope this course will go some way to addressing in the local area. Although the course is ideal for those looking to secure employment as a construction site labourer, it provides qualifications that will allow progression into a range of sectors and above all make job applications stand out as candidates will have qualifications making them safe for site.”

The 10-day course will cover health and safety, working at height, First Aid at Work, CSCS and other certified elements required to work safely on site. The course will also provide support with job applications and interview preparation.

The College has set a high target of participants to successfully secure employment, so are confident this course will provide a positive stepping stone onto a job.

Safe for Site is being funded through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.

For details of how to register contact or call 01324 403173.