Resettlement Training

Builder Training Centres Ltd (The BTC) has been assisting service leavers in making successful transitions from military to civilian life for approximately 20 years now. We have met the MOD’s criteria to permit us to run courses that qualify for ELC funding (at Level 3 and above), and as such we are listed on the ELC administration service (ELCAS) as an approved provider, and our provider number is 4107.  

We are able to offer training to those wishing to use their Standard Learning Credits (SLC), Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) and Individual Resettlement Training Costs (IRTC). 

We endeavour to make the process for those wishing to attend our courses through resettlement as hassle free as possible. We are able to offer competitive packages. We are happy to send out sample packages on request to assist you in making your decision. 

Remember that your Enhanced Learning Credits can only be used towards qualifications that will lead to a Level 3 or above. This means a selection of our Electrical Qualification courses.

You can use your IRTC’s along with ELC’s for the same training course or your IRTC’s with your SLC’s. You are not permitted to use your ELC’s and SLC’s for the same training.

Below are just some of the comments made by students that have attended our courses on resettlement from the armed forces:

Well, what can I say! I’ve been here for 37 days, done 9 courses in all! Utterly brilliant! Each & every staff member has been professional, thorough, helpful & so approachable. Nothing is ever too much trouble. I have learned so many new skills. This package has far, far exceeded my expectations. It has been astonishing, as I look back over every day spent here, & remember the sheer volume of course content covered. Not just lip service, but thoroughly, & at exactly the right pace. This efficiency has been mirrored by the outstanding hospitality provided by my local host family, Mr & Mrs Parks. The sheer effort Liz puts in to ensure that we leave for work rested, fed & watered, made an immense difference to my ability to take in what I had been taught. Everyone involved has been found to always go way beyond what is expected of them. Every instructor has an obvious passion for their trade and so keen to pass on their skill-set to students, both young & old. Their patience and work ethic is commendable, always seeking suggestions how to make the courses better. Well, in 37 days, neither I nor any of the others on the last 9 courses have thought of any short comings or areas to improve. Everything from the first contact with the centre, months ago, has been seamless. Elaine is a master at co-ordinating courses/dates etc, as I have seen on many occasions. The centre management team are a very friendly, welcoming and approachable bunch, the instructors’ ongoing commitment to their students is very noticeable, not just for myself, but also others who have had queries, or just general advice. I take my hat off to you all, the service you provide is without a doubt, first class. Hopefully I can arrange further training in other areas in the near future, so I may see you all again very soon. Thank you.
Vinny Howitt
I started the first day of six courses 28 days ago and I have thoroughly enjoyed every day since. The theory & practical elements of all the courses in my view are of the right proportion with plenty of practical, which I believe is fundamentally the best way to learn. As an instructor myself I would like to take this opportunity to thank the various instructors that taught on my courses, the professionalism & vast experience of each one is a credit to the centre and I take away with me a HUGE amount of information and practical knowledge that I have no doubt will assist me in my future projects. Last but definitely not least, the admin team especially Elaine without whom this would not have been possible; from the very first contact with the BTC she has been extremely helpful & co-ordinated my courses in a logical sequence allowing me to take all the courses I had asked for. This was made harder as I needed to do this in a continuous period, from Germany and with inflexible dates. Overall it has been at times hard work but with a very friendly atmosphere it is an experience that I will not forget. I have already contacted my resettlement manager and I hope they will add the BTC to the list of preferred training suppliers. Thank you and I wish you all the very best for the future.
Mark Kelly
I have recently completed 5 courses at the BTC and from the first contact through to the very last day I found everyone to be utterly professional and extremely friendly. Prior to attending the courses I had virtually no experience within any of these trades, however due to the first class instruction I am extremely confident of tackling a variety of jobs that wait for me when I leave the forces. I found all the instructors to be highly proficient and they delivered their lessons at the right level to suit all the students. The administration staff were simply outstanding and made the booking and payment for the courses very easy. They tailored course dates to suit my availability which no other company I tried were willing to do. I throughly enjoyed my time at the BTC and am looking at returning to the centre in the future to conduct further courses. Thank you for your help and for making my stay so enjoyable.
Chris Bain
Northern Ireland
I could not have been more satisfied with my time at the Builder Training Centre. I have completed a wide range of courses including bricklaying, plumbing, carpentry, tiling, plastering, kitchen fitting and electrical foundation. I have seen most of the instructors in action and made use of much of the training facilities on offer. All the instructors were most impressive – engaged, dedicated, patient and hugely knowledgeable. Equally the facilities and the materials provided are first class. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending The BTC to those who, either wished significantly to improve their DIY skills and knowledge or for those embarking on the first steps to a change of career. Meanwhile the administration of the centre is first class – approachable, efficient and pro-active. I was equally delighted with the accommodation provided – a delightfully friendly family atmosphere – nothing was too much trouble.
David Bill
Lieutenant General