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About The STC Group

The STC Group is a specialist provider of vocational training and recruitment solutions for young people aged 16-18 and adults 19+. We are fully independent but are Ofqual regulated and we aim to ensure the highest standards in training and care for our students as well as supporting employers enhance their workforce's.

Specialist Trade Courses opened its doors in 2004 as a constructions skills training centre, training people in painting and decorating, plastering, bricklaying and tiling. Since then we have trained thousands of people and many of our participants have gone on to run successful businesses in property maintenance and development, some even having been featured on Working Lunch and Grand Designs!

Our current expertise covers the Business, Construction and Health and Social Care sectors. We are also working with employers to offer apprenticeship training and end point assessment as well as traineeships for learners wishing to gain work experience alongside their training programme.

One of the reasons for our trade success is that we teach practical trade skills alongside crucial business knowhow, covering everything from how to register as self-employed for tax purposes to how to attract customers and price jobs. Best of all, we cover this in short, intensive courses which enable our students to acquire industry recognised qualifications and advanced skills within a matter of weeks. We are then able to offer assistance into employment or self employment, our focus being on enhancing our students career opportunities following the course.

Our courses are suitable for everybody from beginners to experienced trades people looking for qualifications. Our staff are fully qualified instructors and all have relevant industry experience, those that have been with us for some time regularly liaising with companies to keep their own knowledge up to date and industry relevant.

Our quality assurance processes are robust and help us to ensure that we are delivering a high quality service with success rates well above national benchmarks in all areas of our training provision.

STC is an equal opportunities training provider and we take the wellbeing of our students seriously. If you are looking for a quality training provider that really cares about and helps its students into meaningful employment or self employment in the construction industry, then why not come and visit us and see for yourself. Our students are usually happy to discuss their experiences with you and you are welcome to take part in any taster sessions to make sure that you choose the right course for you.