Meet our sister company: 'The Construction and Design Centre of Excellence'. An award winning training provider, delivering fully-funded Apprenticeships, in 2D and 3D digital design for:

  • Offsite construction, manufacture and assembly

  • Structural Engineering

  • Steelwork design and detailing

We’ve seen the results first-hand, that employing apprentices, brings to our company. In 2011, we established the Construction and Design Centre of Excellence (Cadcoe), in order to develop a perfect fit apprenticeship for steelwork and architectural metalwork design and detailing. Whilst supporting up to 8 apprentices a year at TDS, we are working with employers across the UK by ensuring they have a digitally skilled workforce through our apprenticeship programme. In 2017 TDS were regional winners at the Apprenticeship Awards, and went on to secure a place on the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list.

Here at TDS, the 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.

The Cadcoe Apprenticeships Programme

- Fast-track CAD training
- Industry-led, taught by vocational experts
- £1,000 training grants available
- Free apprenticeship recruitment service and consultancy

Fast-track CAD Training

All apprentices, complete a fast-track course, lasting up to 16 weeks in 2D CAD, 3D Modelling and BIM. The course is delivered by industry specialists, continuously adapting to our changing construction industry, ensuring the latest methods in digital design are embedded and taught throughout. 

Apprentices work towards a simulated project during the course, meaning they are joining your business, with the ability to get involved with live projects from day one. We are immensely proud of the fact that to date 100% of completed apprentices have secured permanent employment – a true testimony to the value they bring to the workplace. 

We are the only provider throughout the UK who offers a recognised Apprenticeship training scheme specifically tailored to the steelwork design and detailing industry. More recently we have developed our course to fit with an increasingly growing offsite sector, as well as a suitable choice for structural engineers.  

State of the Art Training Facilities

Working in partnership with Dudley College of Technology, we are able to offer training within Advance II, a £12 million pound centre for digital construction technologies, and a UK first for the FE sector. Dudley College are rated outstanding by Ofsted and within the top 3 training providers in the UK. 

For further information on the Construction and Design Centre of Excellence, accessing the apprenticeship programme or training existing staff members, please contact or call 01952 605549.