Future Construction Leaders Programme

Future Construction Leaders Programme 

The Future Construction Leaders Programme has been funded through the Department for the Economy’s Skills Intervention Programme and will be delivered by the Further Education Sector. The programme has been created as part of the Government’s response to COVID-19 recovery for the economy.

The construction industry is facing unprecedented challenges during the current Covid-19 crisis and the sector is having to rapidly adapt ways of working in order to mitigate against the impacts of this pandemic.

The Future Construction Leaders Programme aims to build Northern Irelands capacity in the skills that will be vital to the future of construction. Targeted at supporting those who have become unemployed in the construction sector due to Covid-19, this programme provide the opportunity for individuals who currently hold a Level 2 qualification to upskill to a ILM Level 3 Leadership and Management Practice for the Construction sector and a Level 4 qualification in Passive Trades accredited by the Passive House Institute. Both these qualifications, in combination, will prepare participants to take up new employment opportunities in the future ‘green’ low carbon construction industry.

The Future Construction Leaders Programme will be delivered over 12 weeks.  There will be one day per week of intensive training combined with a work placement with a local construction or architectural company focusing on modern energy efficient construction methods.

Participants will be paid £150 per week training allowance for the duration of the programme and the training will be delivered online.


  • 9-week Programme starting 25th January 2021
  • Gain an online Level 3 Leadership & Management qualification for the Construction Sector
  • Gain a qualification in Passive Trades
  • Invaluable industry experience
  • Get a training allowance of £150 per week
  • Opportunity to secure full-time employment
  • Increase earning potential
  • On-site mentoring and support from a professional mentor 

Am I eligible for the programme? 

To be eligible for the programme you must:

  • Level 2 Qualification
  • Eligible to work in EU or hold an appropriate Visa.

How do I apply?

If you have met the entry requirements mentioned above apply for the course now. You will be asked to complete an application form.  Closing date for applications is Monday 18th January 2021

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For further information you can also contact ashley.farrell@swc.ac.uk