The College was founded in 1893. For over 100 years we operated from the site of the original Building Crafts Training School, located in central London, before moving in 2001 to a brand new, and much larger building in Stratford, East London. Demand for our courses has grown so rapidly that already a further extension has been planned.
We offer full-time, advanced craft Diploma and specialist conservation options for students who come to the College from all parts of the United Kingdom.
We offer apprenticeship programmes for students employed by specialist companies in bench joinery, shopfitting and the stonemasonry industries. These students normally attend at College in short blocks of two weeks at a time, interspersed with six or seven weeks work experience with their employers. The excellent transport links to Stratford mean that students can easily travel to the College each day from most parts of Greater London and the Home Counties.
More locally, the College provides craft training options for local schools and courses in basic skills for construction for adults changing career or returning to work. Taken together, these courses open up opportunities for residents in East London who wish to learn the skills needed to gain employment in the large number of major construction projects in the Thames Gateway, including the 2012 Games.
The College offers bespoke packages tailored to the needs of individual companies and the specific requirements of their employees.
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