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We specialise in work-based learning and have a vast array of employer-led courses and training available, including:-

  • Apprenticeships
  • NVQ’s
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Health and Safety Training
  • CSCS Training (and we are an approved Test Centre)
  • Short Courses (tailored to meet your needs)

Across the following areas:-

  • Bricklaying (Level 2)
  • Carpentry (Level 2)
  • Painting and Decorating (Level 2)
  • Plastering (Level 2)
  • Business Administration (Level 2 & 3) 
  • Customer Service (Level 2 & 3)

Please click on any of the areas listed below to find out more.

Alternatively, please use the enquiry form on the contact us page and we will answer any questions or queries you may have about the courses on offer and services available from Future Skills Sandwell.


If you are you interested in taking on an Apprentice, or training any of your existing workforce; WE CAN HELP!!

We work in close partnership with “Think Local”, Sandwell MBC’s own employment service, offering a cost effective recruitment service (free).

Future Skills Sandwell and Think Local are always searching for prospective employers eager to employ those who are as eager to gain employment. A team of dedicated Employment Liaison Officers work closely with employers ensuring that there is a smooth transition from recruitment to employment. In addition, a mentoring, advice and support service is provided for both employers and learners.

If you are interested in recruiting an Apprentice, or have employees who would like to complete an Apprenticeship, please contact us.

Think Local: 0121 569 2099

Future Skills Sandwell: 0121 667 5080

Or use the enquiry form on the contact us page.

OSAT (On-site Assessment and Training) / Experienced Worker Route

All NVQ’s in construction occupations (as stated above) are delivered through OSAT.  Depending on the vocational area, most of the training and assessment is carried out in the workplace by occupationally experienced work-based assessors. 

Before any training starts we will visit employers to discuss the programme with you and your employees.

Please contact us for a competitive quote.

Multi-Skill Your Workforce

We are able to offer a number of short courses which can be tailored to employers needs across all our trade areas. Please click here for further information regarding short courses.

CITB Grant Scheme

If you are in scope with CITB you can usually claim a grant for any training undertaken by your employees (including Apprenticeships).  

For further details please see or telephone 0344 994 4455.