AccXel is the Construction Skills Accelerator Centre based in Gloucestershire and is the first co-funded, industry led construction education facility in the UK. Co-funded by HM Government, GFirst LEP and K W Bell Group. AccXel will offer Training Programmes, professional education and bespoke training to develop the next generation of construction professionals and upskill the current workforce.
The state-of-the-art, £3m education centre has been established to address the severe skills shortage, compounded by the surge in nationwide construction.
AccXel will change the face of construction education through encouraging pupils, school leavers, career changers and career starters into construction, as well as upskilling those already in the industry.
In collaboration with education partners, qualifications at AccXel will range from NVQ L2 through to Postgraduate Degree and will provide education and training ranging from entry-level training programmes, through to management-level strategic business and personal development.
As the first co-funded, industry led education facility, and the first private company to receive public funds through the post-COVID ‘Get Building’ fund, AccXel is receiving National acclaim.
In November 2020, AccXel received a visit from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, and then a visit from George Bamford of JCB to confirm their endorsement.
AccXel was cited by Forest of Dean MP, Mark Harper in the House of Commons in March 2021 and is being used as the exemplar in a White Paper to be put forward to Parliament for reformation to address our skills shortages. With National press, sponsors and Parliament expectantly watching the establishment and evolution of AccXel, we are very excited to be at the forefront of change in construction - when it is most needed.