Construction Training Specialists Ltd

Hello and thank you for visiting our website! Construction Training Specialists (CTS) are an independent training provider based in East Anglia with a presence in Norfolk and Suffolk. We offer a multiple range of construction apprenticeships and construction courses focusing on the techniques required to fill the skills gaps within the industry. Our flexible approach allows us to work closely with employers to move with trends and react to our customers’ needs immediately anywhere within the UK. Over the last 15 years CTS have built up an excellent reputation with local businesses, individuals and advisors across the region. As of August 2017, CTS were acquired as a subsidiary by Peterborough Regional College which has ensured the development and growth of the business. We currently offer a portfolio of 20 apprenticeships both Frameworks and Standards at Level 2 (intermediate) and Level 3 (advanced) in various trades. We work in partnership with CITB (Construction Industry Training Board), and JTL Training and are accredited by GQA (Glass Qualifications Authority), NOCN/Cskills, City and Guilds, BTEC and BPEC.

CTS pride ourselves on our delivery; all tutors are experts within their particular field and have previously worked in the construction industry. We have excellent links with employers and work closely with our students, focusing on their individual skills and strengths working to equip them with the high level of skills required to build a career within the construction industry. Students are taught to work both independently and collaboratively enabling them to gain their qualifications required for their future careers. This can be reflected in our high achievement rates.


Our mission

“Construction Training Specialists Limited are committed to raising the skill levels of all learners who wish to develop high quality skills and a successful career in the Construction Industry.”

What we offer

The services we offer include:-

·         Apprenticeship Training – For existing or new employees Level 2 & Level 3

·         NVQ Assessment – For experienced workers with no formal qualifications 

·         Self-Funded Courses (16+)  – For private students looking to upskill or retrain

·         Accredited Funded Courses – Free of charge to those who are 19+ (subject to meeting eligibility requirements)

·         Recruitment service –  For employers looking to recruit apprentices or put existing staff members through training

·         Job opportunities via Building Futures in Norwich in association with Norwich City Council

Our bespoke recruitment service is offered to employers looking to recruit apprentices free of charge (when using CTS as the training provider). CTS are associated with Norwich City Council running the Building Futures in Norwich project providing a range of job opportunities for anyone unemployed, just left training and living in the Norwich area. In addition to employment, the scheme also allows for formally recognised on-the-job training to be given with the aim of providing sustainable employment for the future.  


CTS have two premises one in Norfolk and one in Suffolk:-


Unit A, Frenbury Industrial Estate, Drayton High Road

Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk. NR6 5DP


North Suffolk Skills Centre (NSSC),

Harrisons Lane, Halesworth, Suffolk. IP19 8PY

Our values
  • Honesty, integrity and respect: CTS offer openness, respect and integrity to employers, students and customers, treating all parties with dignity, empathy and compassion.
  • Diversity and equality: We actively promote equality and diversity to staff, suppliers, learners and employers to ensure respect and tolerance is maintained in all working relationships
  • Support and guidance: Our commitment to learners is that we will support and guide them to the best of our ability to help ensure a positive learning experience at all times and encourage them to pursue their career goals and aspirations
  • Sustaining and building working partnerships: We work closely with all learners and employers to ensure that we contribute to a sustainable working partnership for all apprentices and employers
  • Creativeness and innovation: We will encourage new ideas to ensure learners are able to meet the current demands of the changing industry
Opening hours
  • Monday (Open from 8:30am-5:00pm) 
  • Tuesday (Open from 8:30am-5:00pm)
  • Wednesday (Open from 8:30am-5:00pm)
  • Thursday (Open from 8:30am-5:00pm)
  • Friday (Open from 8:30am-5:00pm)
  • Saturday (CLOSED)
  • Sunday (CLOSED)

Why Choose CTS?

Flexible Courses

Flexible courses offered to allow access to training at a time that suits you.


We provide an apprenticeship framework, combining college training with on site experience.

Expert Teachers

We have a team of expert instructors with real life experience.

Awarding Bodies

We are accredited by several awarding bodies, offering a range of qualifications.