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Inside Our South London Training Centre

Screwdrivers and other electrical tools on a workshop bench

Options Skills Purley opened two years ago and serves those in South London and the surrounding areas.

Our South London branch is easy to reach with several transport options available just twelve miles from central London. Situated between Reedham and Purley train station, it is accessible via train or tube. And for those who prefer to drive, there’s parking available on-site, free of charge.

Opening back in 2018, the centre has gone from strength to strength. The Options Skills team have completely renovated and refurbished the centre, creating a purpose-built training centre for our students.

Classrooms were painted and kitted out with everything students needed for theoretical training. In addition, workshops have been fitted with bays, desks, and an array of tools, workboards and equipment for practical sessions.

We highly recommend that anyone thinking of learning a trade visits their local centre beforehand as it is during this time, you will see where you’ll be spending stage one of your training.

However, given the current situation, we understand that it may not be possible for people to take time off work to visit our training centre before enrollment. With that in mind, we have just launched our new Google360 tour of the Purley, South London training centre.

From the comfort of your own home, from your phone, tablet, or laptop, you can take a virtual tour of the centre and see what we have to offer.

Electrical Training In South London

Our electrical trainees will find a whole building dedicated to their training with three separate sections. The first is a classroom in which to undertake the theoretical side of the training. There is a spacious workshop with bays, workboards, a large bench, and all the tools required for practical training at the far end. On the opposite end of the building is a computer suite, where students complete revision and online assessments. The department comfortably fit ten students into each section at any one time. There is also a kitchen area available for breaks.

“The facilities, the practical training centre is well equipped for you to build hands-on knowledge when learning to wire up, build your circuit, learn in handling tools and also test your work.” Ionut F – NVQ Level 3 Electrical Student.

Gas Training In South London

For the gas students, the set-up is similar. One-third of the building has workshop bays and benches. It is here students will learn essential pipework skills. There is another workshop in the last third of the building: this houses fires, gas hobs, and radiators. Students will spend some of their final weeks of stage one here. Separating the workshops is a classroom where students will complete the theoretical aspects of the training course.

“This centre is the best place to learn about gas courses. It has the best facilities” Sutha S – Domestic Gas Student.

The third building is the reception area, common room, and another gas training space, including an assessment area.

For more information about our South London facilities, visit our Google profile or call us on 0800 802 1306.

All data correct at time of publication.