Skills & Training - Directory

Prentis Solutions
3rd Floor, Sheridan House 17 St Ann's Road
Harrow HA1 1JU
Phone: 0870 919 4839

Prentis consultants pride themselevs on their ability to provide expert recruitment and training solutions to all our clients. Experienced consultants and a management team match the best Finance, Housing, Support Services, Administration and Customer Service staff to contract and permanent positions. Clients include Authorities, Housing Associations, charitable trusts professional service companies. Whether you are from the public or private sector, Prentis has the solution for you.

Computers Unlimited (Vectorworks UK)
The Technology Park Colindeep Lane
London NW9 6BX
Phone: 0208 358 6668

The Design Team at Computers Unlimited provides distribution, training, support and marketing for 2D/3D modelling and design tools for education and business. We are the exclusive distributor of Vectorworks in the UK and manage a range of complementary products including: SketchUp Pro, formZ, Lightwave, FastTrack Schedule and 3Dconnexion`s 3D mice.

John Laing Training
Royal Docks Campus, Gate 14 Albert Basin South, Woolwich Manor Way
London E16 2QY
Phone: 0208 236 8700

John Laing Training is a provider with 16 years experience of delivering high quality training in all areas of construction from 1 day Health & Safety courses to trade apprenticeships and bespoke training programmes for building maintenance operatives and caretakers. JLT has 3 large training centres operating in the South East of London.

Sustainable Homes
Marina House, 17 Marina Place Hampton Wick
Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 4BH
Phone: 020 8973 0429
Fax: 020 8943 2163

Sustainable Homes is the leading sustainability training and consultancy provider. We work with affordable housing providers, private developers and governments to raise the benchmark for sustainable housing and communities in the UK.We have particular expertise in providing training on environmental standards, such as the Code for Sustainable Homes and EcoHomes for new build and existing buildings (XB).

Weald & Download Open Air Museum
Chichester PO18 0EU
Phone: 01243 811464

A centre of excellence in training in building conservation and the use of traditional tools, materials and methods. Timber framing courses a speciality, also timber frame construction and repair of timber frame buildings. Forty-eight reconstructed historic buildings, many of which are timber framed, make the Museum an unrivalled teaching resource. Details on website.

Leeds College of Building
North Street
Leeds LS2 7QT
Phone: 0113 222 6000

Leeds College of Building is the UK`s only specialist further education construction college, the college provides a wide range of courses including plumbing, heating and ventilation, brickwork, carpentry and joinery, roofing, electrical installation, painting and decorating and plastering, as well as a wide range of management courses, including engineering and surveying. Contact: Alex Hirst



The Optima Building 58 Robertson Street
Glasgoq G2 8DQ
Phone: 0845 279 1000
Centre for Timber Engineering
Napier University, Merchiston Campus 10 Colinton Road
Edinburgh EH10 5DT
Phone: 0131 455 2819
Fax: 0131 455 2239

The Centre for Timber Engineering (CTE) is a focus for excellence in providing education, research and consultancy in the various constructional uses of timber.

The Centre was established in 2002 with the help of funding from Scottish Enterprise, and sponsors from the timber sector. It was officially opened in January 2003. Since then it has secured substantial additional funding from other sources including SHEFC, the European Social Fund and the Northern Periphery Programme. The CTE is based in the School of the Built Environment at Napier University in Edinburgh.

Institute of Wood Science (IWSc)
3rd Floor D, 1 Carpenters` Hall 1 Throgmorton Avenue
London EC2N 2BY
Phone: 020 7256 2700
Fax: 020 7456 2701

The IWSc exists for all who care for and have an interest in timber and wood based products and in particular, those employed within the timber importing, merchanting, manufacturing and user industries, together with those in education and research. In conjunction with a number of colleges and training agencies in the UK and Ireland, the Institute organises courses in wood technology and utilisation and awards appropriate qualifications. Online learning available for Foundation Course.

wood for good
211 High Road East Finchley
London N2 8AN
Phone: 020 8365 2700

wood for good`s This award winning online CPD & information resource is aimed primarily at architects and specifiers and enables them to access a wide variety of wood-related topics at any time. The website also offers a searchable wood wikipedia as well as case studies and industry news.

For more information about contact Eve Dennehy at wood for good on 0208 365 2700 or email