Pre-employability Courses

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(PEC) Programmes are designed to help businesses recruit, train and retain the right people with the right skills so they can be effective in the workplace from day one.

Gateway’s Pre-employability programme is delivered over 5 -10 days. The programme is a short, quick-win solution, designed to meet the needs of a diverse range of unemployed people (young people to adults; low skilled; disabled people; people with little or no work experience; long-term unemployed, etc.). The programme can be extended into a four-week programme, to include a monitored work experience placement. This extension is specifically designed for young people with limited or no work experience and older persons with no previous construction experience. In essence, The Pre-Employability programme is designed to provide a broad range of essential skills needed in today’s competitive construction job market. The 10-day programme starts from 9 – 4pm. Crucial Job Ready construction qualifications that applicant will gain are:

  • CSCS on site construction card
  • Health & Safety Level 1 Award
  • BTEC level 1 in Construction
  • Banks man/Traffic Marshal
  • Emergency First Aid
CSCS cards received within10-14 days after completion Level 1 Health & Safety Certificate received within 2 days of completion.

At end of the programme we will provide applicants with a two-week work experience placement with a reputable organisation. With successful candidates securing a job offer or apprenticeship.

Gateway's USP (Unique Selling Point)

  1. We aim to work with Multi-disadvantage young people
  2. Ex-Offenders
  3. Ethnic Minority Groups
  4. Low Achievers
  5. Others with special needs
Gateway is very experience with turning Gangs around and changing life's. We fully understand the Anti-Gangs Strategy and we have done a lot of work with the POLICE – LONDON PROBATION – COMMUNITY CENTRES. Gateway's 10-day Pre-Employability Course has track record of tackling gang-related offending and violence.
Gangs are a significant driver for a range of criminal activity, ranging from drug supply, knife crime, serious violence through to firearms offences and murder. In addition to the serious criminality posed by organized gangs in London, the emergence of violent youth gangs also poses specific challenges around serious youth violence, street robberies, anti-social behaviour as well as violence in and around schools and colleges.

We aim to ensure that young people and unemployed adults are given the right level of skills and employability support that they need to improve their chances of gaining employment, including starting an Apprenticeship. Gateway’s programmes are designed to:
  • Deliver construction training which meets the skills gap in the local and national economy thus improving our participant’s access to employment opportunities

For more information email: Or call: 0203 376 9084

CSCS Construction Card:
Construction skills Certification Scheme
CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry.

Gateways CSCS Green Card can be obtained within 3 to 10 days, depending on your knowledge level.
You will be required to pass your level 1 in Health & Safety first.
Gateway also deliver ALL other CSCS cards

All building sites require you to hold a CSCS card to enable you to access the site.
A CSCS card is not only for builders but also office staff, kitchen staff, cleaners etc.

CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.

The Scheme keeps a database of people working in construction who have achieved or are committed to achieving a recognised construction related qualification.

For more information email:
Or call: 0203 376 9084