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Our award-winning CAD apprenticeship programme is the only one of its kind in the UK. Established in 2011, we are leaders in providing training in digital design for structural engineering and steelwork construction. The Construction and Design Centre of Excellence was born when our sister company TDS, a design and detailing office, was experiencing difficulties in recruiting digitally skilled draughtsmen with relevant industry training. Our course has evolved over time to encompass training in the latest industry technologies and trends, including 3D design, BIM and offsite construction.

"The Construction and Design Centre of Excellence made the whole process really easy for us, they handled the recruitment, which meant I could handle the business. The fast-track training had a great focus on 3D modelling, which has been massively beneficial to us as an organisation. One of the best things is the youth and vitality the Apprentices have brought to the organisation."

Dave Fletcher, Managing Director
PCD Engineering

“We have been working with the Construction and Design Centre of Excellence since early 2016 and have been astounded by the quality of work Liam and Oliver are both capable of producing, following their intensive cad training at the start of their apprenticeship. Knowing they have been taught by industry specialists early, has made it easy for us to work on developing their skills and knowledge further- they both have a brilliant future ahead of them.”

Stewart Harvey, Design Office Manager
Hadley Steel Framing