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Seymour Skills Academy

Seymour Skills Academy is a specialist North East based training centre providing a wide range of accredited and bespoke construction and civil engineering plant training to meet the needs of companies and individuals alike. The Skills Academy offers learners the opportunity to train within an 11 acre, real-life construction site environment, equipped with industrial plant and machinery, a specialist confined space unit, classrooms and welfare facilities.

We provide a portfolio of certified and accredited training courses and testing across a range of Plant Operations & Lifting categories suitable for novices, experienced workers and those requiring refresher courses.

The Academy also offers Groundwork Apprenticeships, supporting SMEs and larger organisations to maximise their Apprenticeship Levy spend for new and existing staff, in addition to NVQ qualifications in General Construction and Construction Operations.

We offer free consultations and informal Academy site visits to help us better understand your requirements and identify the most appropriate training options to suit individual or business need.

Please call Donna King, Skills Academy Training Manager for details of current course dates and prices
Tel: 07519 111057 or Email:

Seymour Skills Academy, Brenda Road, Hartlepool TS25 2BW



Duration (days)


Abrasive Wheels Awareness  Novice / Refresher0.5NPORS / Seymour Skills Academy
Asbestos Awareness 0.5Seymour Skills Academy
Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT & Genny) 0.5NPORS / Seymour Skills Academy
Confined Space (Low Risk)  1NPORS / Seymour Skills Academy
Confined Space (Medium Risk) 1NPORS /  Seymour Skills Academy
Emergency First Aid 1Highfield
Environmental Awareness in Construction 0.5Seymour Skills Academy
Excavator 360⁰ Novice, Refresher &  Experienced Workeron requestNPORS
Excavator as a Crane Novice, Refresher &  Experienced Workeron requestNPORS
Excavator Micro (Up to 1 tonne) Novice, Refresher &  Experienced Workeron requestNPORS
Fire Safety Awareness 0.5Seymour Skills Academy
First Aid at Work 3Highfield
Forward Tipping Dumper Novice, Refresher &  Experienced Workeron requestNPORS
Forward Tipping Mini Dumper Novice, Refresher &  Experienced Workeron requestNPORS
Groundworker Apprenticeship Level 212 monthsSQA
Hand Arm Vibration Awareness 0.5Seymour Skills Academy
Health & Safety in a Construction EnvironmentLevel 1 Award1Highfield
Lorry Loader Novice, Refresher &  Experienced Workeron requestNPORS
Manual Handling 0.5Seymour Skills Academy
National Water Hygiene 1EUSR
NVQ: General Construction OperationsLevel 2 Diploma3 monthsSQA
NVQ: Plant OperationsLevel 2 Diploma3 months SQA
Plant Loader & Securer Novice, Refresher &  Experienced Workeron requestNPORS
Plant Mover Novice, Refresher &  Experienced Workeron requestNPORS
Plant Vehicle Marshalling 0.5Seymour Skills Academy
Quick Hitch Awareness 1NPORS / Seymour Skills Academy
Rear Dump Truck  Novice, Refresher &  Experienced Workeron requestNPORS
Risk Assessment 0.5Seymour Skills Academy
Road Roller (Ride-on Roller) Novice, Refresher &  Experienced Workeron requestNPORS
Safety Awareness 1NPORS
Slinger / Signaller Novice, Refresher &  Experienced Workeron requestNPORS
Streetworks Initial Assessment 5SQA
Streetworks - Hotlay Unit  1SQA
Streetworks Re-Assessment 2SQA
Trailer Training 1Seymour Skills Academy to DVSA Test Standard
Working at Height (No Safety Harness) 0.5Seymour Skills Academy
Working at Height (Safety Harness) 1Seymour Skills Academy

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Whatever course you choose, you'll get the highest level of training from specialist tutors, benefiting from their knowledge and experience of working not just in education but also in industry.