What is CWIC Scaffolding Academy?
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC) is collaborating with South Wales-based Alpha Safety to deliver training at its new £1.5m Scaffolding Academy in Swansea and Cardiff.
Led by CWIC, in partnership with Alpha Safety and funded by the Construction Industry Training Board Wales (CITB), the new centre, which will open later this summer, will be located at a purpose-developed facility on Fabian Way in Swansea Bay, together with a satellite facility in Cardiff.
The partnership with Alpha will enable a range of courses to be delivered locally to meet the needs of the construction industry – and will also mean that students based in Wales and wishing to gain extensive scaffolding training will no longer have to travel to England or beyond to acquire a full set of skills.
Under the guidance of a leading UK scaffolding training company, the existing building is currently being refurbished to CISRS requirements and has an internal floor area of around 2,000 square meters comprising nine training bays and four dedicated classrooms, one with IT facilities.