• ECITB Accredited
  • Training delivered by vocational experts
  • 20 week course
  • Free apprenticeship recruitment
  • Skills funding agency grants
  • CAD Training
  • BTEC course delivery
  • Regular OFSTED inspection
  • Externally Verified

Here at TDS training and developing of our people is at the heart of our business strategy. Investing time in our own people shows us significant results. Our commitment to excellence ensures our clients get the very best service.

Specialising in CAD training we are teaching a whole new generation of digital designers who will help build Britain’s future.

Our customers rely on us for a range of advisory services ranging from consultancy through to product and project specific training. If your business is being held back due to a skills based bottle neck we feel we can advise and come up with the necessary options to allow you to maximise service and profitability.

Our award winning apprenticeship scheme is testimony to our genuine commitment to upskilling and development of a young and dynamic workforce who are supervised and assisted by our experienced senior team who likewise are always updating their skills. 

TDS developed its own training academy in 2012 with the goal of addressing the significant lack of recognised and formal training in steelwork design and detailing. Over the past 3 years we have trained and retained 6 of our own apprentices who form an outstanding part of our design team.

We are now the only provider throughout the UK who offers a recognised Apprenticeship training scheme specifically tailored to the steelwork design and detailing industry. This groundbreaking scheme is completely free to the employer and as such represents a fantastic investment;

Last year we re-launched our academy to CADCOE as we are always extending our range of training services. CADCOE is the Construction And Design Centre Of Excellence and working in partnership with Newcastle Under Lyme college we are delivering training programs and modules to partners across many disciplines across all construction sectors

Our training Academy is unique to other training / educational establishments in that the majority of our training is based on vocational skills which are essential to the businesses we support. Furthermore the training is given by a vocational expert, this means the students are learning relevant and up to date business skills unlike those on other more generic schemes.

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