KSD Group are fully committed to the support and development of young people in our community and are in partnership with Brighton Aldridge Community Academy which together formed The Aldridge KSD Construction Academy, a specialist academy at BACA College.

In July 2017 the Aldridge KSD Construction Academy received the ‘Academy Partnership Award’ at the Education Business Awards.

The academy is a unique collaboration between education and industry that provides a technical training centre for post-16 students pursuing careers in construction. As part of this academy, students are given the opportunity to graduate into an apprenticeship with KSD, which will provide them with the opportunity to enhance their skills development whilst earning a salary.



Nationally, and regionally, all indicators have shown a shortage in skilled workforce within the construction industry. KSD/BACA have developed the curriculum and learning programme together, ensuring the skills gap missing across the city are met, and establish a consortium of additional construction companies and organisations, who together with the support of the local authority, contribute to the discussion on training skills needs, and provide information on upcoming development and workforce deployment.

Our Offering

The Aldridge KSD Construction Academy is offering students level 1, level 2 and level 3 vocational construction courses in areas including; carpentry and joinery, bricklaying and property maintenance.  Students will gain industry experience through apprenticeships with KSD, providing students with the practical experience needed to launch their careers.

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Course Options


Level 1 Diploma in Construction Skills

Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations


Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Building Maintenance, Multi -trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations

Interested in Contruction

To apply for the Aldridge KSD Construction Academy, you should follow the normal application process for either BACA or PACA using the link below.

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