The contract is funded by the European Social Fund, co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and supported by Cumbria LEP.  Carlisle College are the accountable body for the contract which is delivered by a partnership of skills providers.

BTP Cumbria are an approved skills provider. The Edge is only for Cumbrian based employers with less than 250 employees or larger employers who may be looking to make people redundant.

We design bespoke programmes specifically for the construction sector so to discuss your requirements please call us on 01229 826262 or email

The current programmes we are providing are as follows:

Level 3 & Level 4 Construction Supervisors

Level 2 Directional Drilling 

More programmes to follow. 

If you would like more information on The Edge please click through to this website:


These range from 1 week to 3 years in duration and are aimed at individuals new to the construction industry or those who require upskilling. They cover skills associated with a particular occupation.

We have delivered programmes for unemployed adults in General Construction Operations, Land Drilling and Plastering with a high percentage gaining full time jobs and NVQ qualifications.We have also just started a programme for experienced construction managers in partnership with the University of Cumbria.

Our methods were recognised by CITB and we now train General Construction Operatives in Carlisle and Barrow. This year we have introduced an apprenticeship for Occupational Work Supervision which allows some of our GCO’s to progress from NVQ Level 2 to Level 3.

We also train NVQ assessors as part of our commitment to on-site assessment.


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