Annual Prize Draw 2019

BTP's Keith Dymond presenting this year's winner Craig Anderson with his £100 voucher.

The winner of our annual feedback draw was Craig Anderson. Craig works for Jacobs and is based at their Sellafield site.

In May 2019 he completed a level 4 NVQ in Construction Site Supervision.

       "As a result of the NVQ I am now a supervisor having progressed from being a charge-hand. I also passed a crane supervisor course, all as a result of taking part in the programme."

(Craig Anderson, Jacobs) 

Craig was delighted to be drawn as our winner and recipient of the £100 One for All gift voucher.

Feedback is so important to us as well as knowing about the progressions our learners have made. If you have progressed as a result of our training and assessment please let us know. We would love to share your success with our clients.

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BTP's New Training Centre at Rome Street, Carlisle 

 Progress Report

Since our last post there has been a lot of progress on the new training centre in Carlisle.  

The services have all been installed and the cladding on the exterior of the building is complete. The joiners have been busy on the interior of the building, of course safety is paramount so we have installed air bags as a fall protection system. 

The next major step will be the installation of the windows which should be any day now. For regular updates on the progress of the build as well as other news please follow us on Facebook. Search for BTP Cumbria. 

Burlington Stone Ltd - Presentation Day August 2019

BTP's Keith Dymond and Cheryl Dove attended Burlington Stone Ltd on Tuesday 6th August 2019 for a presentation event for their employees who successfully completed Edge Funded training programmes.


Mike Faughy, Managing Director at Burlington, presented the certificates and praised the efforts of all the individuals who took part. Giving thanks to BTP for their continued support on the various programmes.

15 employees were assessed on site by trained BTP assessor and Burlington employee David O'Brien, proving their competence in their chosen plant category and all achieving a Level 2 NVQ in Plant Operations.

A group of 6 employees completed a Supervisory Up-skilling Programme. This included units from the Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Work Supervision along with a series of training courses aimed at improving the soft skills required for effective supervision.


Both projects were funded by the European Social Fund, co-financed by the Skills Funding Agency and commissioned by Cumbria LEP. Carlisle College were the accountable body for the contract which was delivered by a partnership of providers.


The next round of Edge Funding is now available so please call us for further details of how you can benefit from free training and assessment.  

L3 Supervisors - Daniel Whirity, Neil Anderson, David Anthony Foster, Andrew Wilson, Shaun Hayes & Thomas Rotherham

L2 Plant Operatives - Lee Aboudi, Michael Thexton, Peter Robinson, Robert Warne, Jamie Armistead, Adam Kelly, Gary New, Craig Cooke, Robin Foryth, Andrew Searle, Daniel Smith, Daniel Armistead & Nathan Jones

New Carlisle Training Centre - Progress Report

It has been a busy few months at the site of our new training centre at Rome Street, Carlisle.

The steel structure has been erected, internals walls built and the concrete floor has been laid.

The cladding on the outside of the building is the latest addition and certainly makes it look the part. 


Today we have had the final measurements for the windows which should be ready next month. Later this week work will begin on the first floor joists and the services/utilities are being installed. 

Further updates to follow. For more images and progress please visit our facebook page (BTP Cumbria).

Construction Supervisor Learning Programme

This NVQ programme is fully funded and starts on 3rd September. It runs until March 2020 and involves you undergoing one of the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 4 in Building & Civils Supervision

  • NVQ Level 4 in Highways Supervision

  • NVQ Level 4 in Residential Development Supervision

You will be given the opportunity to undertake any of the following training courses at 50% of full cost:

  • Confined Spaces for Supervisors (2 days)      - 10/11 Sept or 19/20 Nov

  • Street Works for Supervisors (5 days)             - 30 Sept to 4 Oct

  • Scaffold Inspection for Supervisors (2 days)  - 8/9 Oct

  • Scaffold Inspection for Supervisors (1 day)    - 10 Oct

  • Street Works for Supervisors (2 day Re-ass)  - 15/16 Oct or 17/18 Dec

Please note that although the programme is funded, failure to complete the NVQ or attend pre-booked training courses will result in full charges being applied.

For further details and to check eligibility please contact us on 01229 826262 or




The Steel has arrived!

BTP's Keith Dymond bolting the new centre steel frame along with PMS Fabrication Ltd's steel erector Mel.

The steel frame is starting to take shape.

BTP Carlisle Training Centre -  Site Office In Situ

At long last we are making progress. The site cabin is in position and today the components for the steel structure will arrive. Fingers crossed the pace will pick up and we will see an actual structure very soon. Keep up to date with our progress on our Facebook page (BTP Cumbria).

View from our site cabin - former gas works tower.

New BTP Training Centre in Carlisle - Construction under way

Work has begun on BTP's new training facility in the centre of Carlisle, Cumbria.

Our new building will allow us to offer our full range of courses at a convenient location in the heart of Carlisle. The photographs below show the foundations going in! Further updates to follow.

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Burlington Stone NVQ Presentation February 2019

BTP's Keith Dymond and Cheryl Dove attended a presentation at Burlington Slate Ltd on Monday 25th February 2019. The presentation was for their employees who have successfully completed NVQ's in Plant Operations funded by the Edge Project. Level 3 NVQ Assessor Qualifications were also presented to David O'Brien and Karl Jakubowski who were trained and then subsequently assessed the Level 2 NVQ's.  

Certificates were presented by Managing Director Mike Faughy, who praised the efforts of all the individuals involved. 

Ian Kelly, Quarries Manager: "It was a pleasure showing you around and I find it fabulous to see lads that work hard in challenging conditions getting some recognition for their skills, effort and overall input to what we do".

We are continuing to deliver plant NVQ's and a group of supervisors are currently taking part in a supervisor up-skilling programme. These projects are funded by the European Social Fund, co-financed by the Skills Funding Agency and commissioned by Cumbria LEP. Carlisle College are the accountable body for the contract which is delivered by a partnership of providers.

During our visit Ian Kelly gave us a tour of the quarry and for Cheryl that meant a chance to experience life as a 360 Excavator driver (although thankfully it was just to pose for a picture) 

Annual Prize Draw 2018 

We have (at long last) drawn our winner for the 2018 Feedback Prize Draw. The lucky winner is  Claire Hexter from D Richardson Surfacing.
      "The Level 3 NVQ in Occupational Work Supervision was really useful for a small business. Lots of important and useful information provided. Health and safety is crucial and resources/time must be built into any company no matter how small".

Thank you Claire - £100 One for All voucher is on it's way to you.

Fantastic news for Barrow Training Partnership as they achieve Matrix accreditation.


Construction Training

Carlisle Enterprise Centre,

James Street,

Carlisle CA2 5BB

Tel: 01228 739019

Phoenix Business Centre, 

Phoenix Road,

Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 2UA

Tel: 01229 826262