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ABOUT
OPTIONS SKILLS

Options Skills was born out of a desire to meet the demand for qualified, competent tradespeople.

At Options Skills, we’re not looking to fill spaces; we expertly train and provide opportunities to those dedicated and determined to make a career for themselves in the trades.

We believe the trades industry should be inclusive, which is why we welcome trainees of all ages and backgrounds, and regardless of career history, into the Options Skills training centres.

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TRAINING WITH OPTIONS SKILLS

Options Skills have and always will put trainees first. We deliver comprehensive training courses to provide our trainees with the skills, knowledge, and support to launch careers in the trades industry.

We pride ourselves in delivering high-quality trades training courses. Specialising in electric, gas, plumbing and renewables, we have developed our courses to be straightforward, in-depth and valuable. And most importantly, they lead to industry-recognised and accredited qualifications.

Thanks to our high-quality training and impressive success rate, we have been part of the trades industry for almost ten years. And as a result, Options Skills is the first choice for thousands of people looking to become part of, or upskill within, the trades industry.

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RECRUITMENT & SUPPORT

IN-HOUSE RECRUITMENT

OPTIONS SKILLS HUB

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ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM

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My.options-skills is our bespoke online learning platform. It is designed to provide students with a place to complete their portfolio, access learning materials and communicate with our training staff during and after centre-led training. In addition, we regularly update our resources in line with industry updates, offer mock exams to allow students to prepare for assessments, and the progress tracker ensures students know exactly what they need to complete and when.

TRAINING LOCATIONS

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SEE WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT OUR TRAINING & SUPPORT

Options Skills
4.9
Based on 609 reviews
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Amy KeayAmy Keay
17:49 14 Jan 22
Option Skills - BirminghamI’m not usually a person who will write feedback on Google, but I am someone who will give credit where credit is due.I found myself in a position where I had been made redundant, and id had a conversation with someone who’d decided to go on a gas course and do this through Option Skills. After speaking with the individual, I decided that id give this a go myself to give myself a trade.I can honestly say that it is better than anything that id ever expected. Iv always been someone who had worked in finance, so doing this was new to me and I was a bit apprehensive with how it would go.I have nothing but praise to the employees at Option Skills, and I feel that they are a credit to the company.Andrew, Leanne and Shaun have been the people taking the training sessions, and what incredible people they are.They are extremely knowledgeable and helpful in every way possible with an extra desire to wanting to see you achieve.I have done the course for 8 weeks, and the knowledge I have picked up already is immense.If you are someone looking to get into the gas trade, I would highly recommend Option Skills as you will not be disappointed.Carl Evans
Samuel LauSamuel Lau
19:46 05 Jan 22
Although this course is intense and you will find yourself picking up a lot of information in a short space of time, Options Skills are the best way to get into the trades if you are a fast learner and are willing to work hard. The trainers are excellent (John, Steve, Thomas) and they will help you wherever they can, however be prepared to put in the work yourself in the evenings and weekends to revise and pass exams. Josh and James from the recruitment team were a joy to work with, they work tirelessly to find us all placements to start working in the industry while you complete the portfolio part of the course. I just finished the Electrical 6 week course and the lads found me a job in Birmingham city centre. With a number of exams left to do and portfolio to complete after you finish the 6 weeks in-centre, you can expect the total time to reach being qualified to be around 1-2 years.
beau clarkebeau clarke
08:12 24 Nov 21
Really recommend this training centre. Just finished a 6 week electrical installation course. Tutors Colin and John were great, they were knowledgeable professional and very supportive throughout. Josh and his recruitment team managed to find me a job in the industry starting the Monday after I finished the training. 5 stars all round from me. Thank you to everybody at option skills and keep up the good work!!!
Tom McdonaldTom Mcdonald
17:52 03 Nov 21
Great service from start to finish. Course is very well run & enjoyable. Prepares you for the world of electrics, with constant support from trainers Colin or John when needed. After the course is finished Josh and his team work around the clock to help you get a foot in the door at an electrical company. Constant support & updates, giving you confidence in what can be a hard process. Making it very smooth and simple
Kiril IvanovKiril Ivanov
07:37 14 Oct 21
John, I would like to express how much I enjoyed your classes. Thank you for making your classes special and interesting and enjoying with your innovative teaching.Thank you, for all the fun activities you included in the class to enhance learning, proving the fact that learning can indeed be fun.Great Teachers never try to be the best teachers. They simply bring out the best in their students. You definitely are one and I want you to know this. Thank you for everything.
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Gas trainees in the Options Skills Training Centre classroom reviewing theory knowledge
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WHY CHOOSE OPTIONS SKILLS?

EXPERIENCED TUTORS

Tutors with years of experience on the tools as qualified gas engineers, plumbers and electricians, as well as teaching our training courses.

SMALL CLASS SIZES

We keep our class sizes are small to ensure all trainers get the training and 1-1 support they need. Our average class consists of 5-10 students.

FINANCE OPTIONS

We offer a range of options to enable students to finance their course in a way that suits them, allowing them to focus on their training.

HIGH PASS
RATE

Thanks to the high-quality training and ongoing support in each of our training centres, we boast an average pass rate of over 90% across all our courses.

ON-GOING SUPPORT

Options Skills provides ongoing support during and after training from our advisors and central support team to our trainers and recruitment team.