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Belfast Metropolitan College - with campuses at Millfield, Titanic and Springvale.

BuildHealth is a joint venture between the construction industry in Northern Ireland and HSENI. Its aim is to improve the health of the workforce in the Northern Ireland Construction Industry.

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) represents professionals working and studying in the field of Architectural Technology. CIAT is internationally recognised as the qualifying body for Chartered Architectural Technologists, MCIAT and professionally qualified Architectural Technicians, TCIAT.

The Chartered Institute of Building is at the heart of a management career in construction as the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.

To access information about the industry, careers opportunities and the work of the CITB in England, Scotland and Wales.

  • Community Wellbeing- This hub brings together a comprehensive range of information, self-help guides & ways to access help & support. It is designed to be a wellbeing space for all.

This organisation is the main employer representive body for the construction industry in Northern Ireland. For information on CEF services, industry statistics and member information.

CIC are a representative forum for professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is the leading trade association for this sector in the UK

THe Department for Economy's role is to promote learning and skills, to prepare people for work and to support the economy.

provides advice and support services to employers in the electrical contracting sector.

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland is a non departmental public body established by the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

The Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards represents, promotes and supports the 21 Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) across the UK. SSCs are the employer-led skills organisations covering in total approximately 90% of the UK workforce. They work with over 550,000 employers to define skills needs and skills standards in their industry.  The Federation is the collective voice of SSCs and has the unique role of positioning them effectively in the skills systems across the UK nations.

Since it formation the Glass & Glazing Federation has greatly increased its work on behalf of the industry in technical and trading standards, in marketing and communications including representations to the Government and the media, in industrial relations and in training and health and safety much work is conducted at a European and International level.

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland offers advice on construction safety

HM Revenue and Customs Tax Advice for the Construction Industry

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a registered charity that strives to promote and progress civil engineering.

  • Mineral Products Association - the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, lime mortar and silica sand industries.

National Occupational Standards are available to download from

Find out more on Skills to Succeed and apprenticeships in NI

  • Northern Ireland Demolition Association (NIDA) provides a forum for members to discuss topical issues within the demolition industry, such as waste legislation, recycling initiatives, health and safety issues, staff training and development, and insurance costs.

Northern Regional College - with campuses in Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine, Larne, Magherafelt and Newtownabbey.

North West Regional College - with campuses in Derry/L'derry, Limavady and Strabane.

As the UK’s largest trade and employers’ association for contractors in the painting and decorating industry, the PDA has members across the length and breadth of the country, and has been committed to encouraging best practice across the industry since 1894.

For information from the UK'is largest on-line resource on architecture and architects.

RICS is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction

The Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) is the professional body for chartered architects in Northern Ireland with c.900 members.

With campuses at Lisburn, Bangor, Downpatrick, Newtownards, Ballynahinch, Newcastle and Holywood

SNIPEF is the national association for all types of firms involved in the Plumbing and Heating Industry in Scotland & Northern Ireland.

Southern Regional College - with campuses in Armagh, Banbridge, Kilkeel, Lurgan, Newry and Portadown

South West College - with campuses in Cookstown, Dungannon, Enniskillen and Omagh

Ulster University has campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Derry/Londonderry. 

 Women in Business is the largest and fastest growing business network for female entrepreneurs and business leaders in Northern Ireland.

WOMEN’STEC is the largest quality provider of training for women in non-traditional skills in Northern Ireland. Based in Belfast, we enable women to return to employment in non-traditional sectors contributing to promoting a diverse workforce and reducing the skills shortage in the Construction and ICT industries.