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Award winning training provider with a reputation for quality

Providing motivational and inspirational training nationwide

Access to funding and grants to offer financial support

A rewarding and successful working culture

UK leading provider of choice

Recognising Outstanding Achievement in Learning & Development

Ensure your training is up to date so you are never refused access to site

Many companies and employees are finding they are refused access to site because they do not have the correct CPCS / CSCS card. Most principal contractors and major house builders require construction workers on their sites to hold a valid CPCS / CSCS card.

Make sure you have the right CSCS card

Whatever your job or level of experience, there’s a CSCS Card that’s right for you. It proves you have the necessary training and qualifications.

Get a CSCS Card

Construction Plant Competence Scheme

The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) provides skills cards for the plant sector of the Construction and allied industries.

Get a CPCS Card

There are millions of pounds in funding and grants available for training and NVQ's in the construction sector, but employers, especially SMEs are not taking advantage of it.

Funding for training could be a lifeline for many businesses, particularly SMEs who are faced with having to balance the cost of training against an uncertain and competitive market.

We have various funding opportunities available to SMEs around the UK. This is a great opportunity to undertake any training or NVQ qualifications to upskill your team, supporting their future and protecting your business.

We deliver a wide range of Construction Training and NVQ Qualifications to the Construction Industry, offering ‘in-house’ training which is certified and approved by ESS to nationally recognised and accredited courses such as Fit2Fit, UKATA, CITB, Edexcel, CSkills Awards, NOCN, ELCAS, ProQual, Qualsafe Awards, BOHS, IOSH and the British Abrasives Federation (BAF).

Our own team of trainers are not only engaging and knowledgeable, but are also qualified to an extremely high standard in each subject they teach along with the methods of training they use.

In addition, our training and consultancy team can develop bespoke training courses, tailor-made for you, making it relevant to your employees to support and enhance their learning and development skills.

Essential Site Skills are a UK leading provider of construction, workplace, health & safety training and NVQ qualifications, with a reputation for providing extensive advice and guidance from our quality driven team.

We are proud to be making an impact in the industry in which we operate, our team has genuine interest and ambition in making ESS a stand out provider within the UK for delivering a quality service that ensures health & safety and the correct training is key priority. 

As an organisation, we strive to make a positive difference to the safety, welfare and overall competency of individuals in a high-risk industry, as we believe everyone has the right to go to work and return home safely.

  • Professional and considerate training

    Professional, considerate and with the ability to provide spaces at a moment’s notice, Catherine and her team are able to deliver on time, every time.

    Reliable and cost effective compared to its competitors, I would have no hesitation in recommending Essential Site Skills as the Training Provider of choice to other organisations who operate within the industry

    Ellmer Construction

  • Outstanding level of service and knowledge of the industry

    It’s extremely important we have a robust trained emergency rescue team and ESS know how important it is that RAMS reflect reality to your training.  To have such a highly qualified trainer provider that you can trust is vital in this industry.

    We recently had a site incident that could have resulted in fatality, but due to the outstanding level of training, our newly trained rescue team put the trainers extensive teaching methods into practice, leading into a successful rescue operation.  The trainer always makes a valuable point that anyone can share knowledge, but if you don’t fully engage with each learner you are putting your employees at risk.

    Byrne Group

  • An enormous help to our business

    Essential site skills has been an enormous help to our business.  They supply training in a wide variety of areas, including CPCS Crawler Crane which I was struggling to find anywhere else.  I can count on them for good availability, and high quality training to be delivered.  

    Catherine personally is a great help to me, always on hand to answer any questions with regards to training and card schemes.  I would highly recommend them.

    Cidon Construction Ltd

  • Flexible training to suit our business needs

    We have worked with ESS for a number of years.  The services offered by the ESS team have always been excellent and have been delivered with flexibility to suit our business needs.  

    I would highly recommend ESS as a first stop for your training needs.


  • Engaging, professional and supportive training

    Everyone enjoyed the course thoroughly! Micky was so good, especially with the employee that was struggling with his English to understand. Micky dealt with it really well and very professionally. 

    Most of all, quite a few have said they have learnt something new and feel they now have a good understanding of Asbestos. Micky was a pleasure to have here and we would not hesitate to recommend him and Essential Site Skills overall.


  • Efficient service, excellent teamwork, going the extra mile

    ESS’s whole team provides a very efficient service and their teamwork to provide for all our training needs is absolutely amazing. Going an extra mile and been very prompt with responding to the queries is very appreciated because each and everyone makes my workload lighter and much easier to handle.

    Byrne Bros