Training Services

In order to compete in today’s fast-paced commercial environment, you need well-trained, highly-skilled people with all the right skills and qualifications. As one of the country’s leading providers of craft apprenticeships and training, we understand how the right training can make all the difference to your ultimate business success.

Our unique combination of high quality training and on-site experience on a wide range of projects means we are well placed to help you meet your business objectives. We work in partnership with local colleges to develop the optimum balance of classroom teaching and workshop sessions, so that your investment in apprenticeships and commercial training will have the greatest positive impact.

We offer comprehensive training on a wide range of areas including:

Apprentice Training

  • Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) approved training centre
  • Modern Apprenticeship training at SVQ Level 3 programmes for all mainstream trades
  • Level 2 apprenticeship programmes including Plant Operations, Ames Taping and Construction Operatives
  • Management of all aspects of apprenticeships, including grant funding administration and support

Training Programmes

  • Health & Safety Management including IOSH Supervising and Managing Safely
  • CITB – Construction Skills new Health, Safety and Environmental test (formally CSCS)
  • Selection of Health & Safety courses
  • First Aid Training
  • PASMA Aluminum Tower training including Working at Height
  • Power Tool Training
  • I.T. & Soft Skills Training

The Skills Academy (Construction)

  • Provides Training programmes to assist people into employment, in partnership with local and national organisations
  • Variety of employer-supported training programmes, from 6 weeks to 12 months, in conjunction with Skills Development Scotland
  • Training provider for Get Ready for Work
  • Our range of short courses includes construction plant, Street Works Qualification, underground service cable avoidance training (Cat & Genny) and a variety of health & safety courses.

RSBi Learning Centre

  • Custom-built Learning Centre equipped with the latest assistive technology
  • Learning and up-skilling training for all RSBi staff
  • Provides the opportunity to learn in a familiar environment during the working day
  • Building links with local training providers to form community partnerships

Our Approach to Training

  • Working in partnerships to deliver a programme tailored to your organisation’s needs
  • Carrying out a full Training Needs Analysis
  • Management and delivery of your training requirements
  • Co-ordination with fund providers to support the training we provide
  • Alignment of training to SQA Awards and design of customised awards

Why use City Building Training Services?

  • Fully-equipped, SQA-approved training centre, workshops and classrooms using the latest skills and equipment for example Smartboards
  • Unique opportunity for apprentices to gain on-the-job experience though the wider City Building organisation
  • A variety of trades, including joinery, plumbing, electrical, painting, roof slating and tiling and Ames taping
  • Strong Health & Safety culture
  • CITB – Construction Skills Test Centre for Painting and Decorating
  • Partnership arrangements with local colleges
  • Long track record of delivering high quality training and apprenticeship services to both public sector and commercial organisations
  • Experienced in training and support for people with disabilities through RSBi, one of the largest supported employment facilities in the UK
  • Full support service for apprentices, students and employers
  • A socially inclusive partner, via our commitment to the skilling and employment of young people from all backgrounds
  • Access to a wide range of complementary trades and construction services, as part of the City Building organisation

For Further information on our range of training programmes and services please contact Trish Patton or Anne Campbell on 0141 287 3268 or email