ACE Training is a specialist construction training centre based in Kidlington, Oxfordshire.

We provide quality pre-apprenticeship programmes and Apprentice training in Brickwork, Bench Joinery, Construction Operations (Groundworks), Maintenance Operations and Site Carpentry as well as introductory and part-time courses, OSAT and schools programmes.

he college is proud to have outstanding outcomes for Apprentice learners, with one of the top success rates in the region according to Ofsted.

Government funding is available for 16-18 year old apprentices who are employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Part funding is also available for apprentices aged over 19 years. ACE Training & Consultancy Ltd is a subcontractor of Introtrain (ACE) Limited in order to obtain government funding.

Apprenticeship grants for employers, whereby the employer receives a contribution towards employing an apprentice, are currently available. Please ask for details of current AGE (Age Grant for employers), as well as the CITB Employer grants.

Begin your journey to a trade for life, from the moment you start training with ACE you are on your way to a career in construction.


We offer

  • Fully funded Apprenticeship training for under 19s, government contributions for over 19s.
  • Highly qualified tutors teaching in small groups
  • Hands on workshop based learning
  • Access to high quality training tools and materials
  • Help with meeting employers through monthly 'Apprentice Hiring Fairs' and application/interview support
  • Qualifications recognised and valued by industry

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What our students say

"An Apprenticeship was definitely the right choice for me. It's a great way to learn and use new skills in a pressure-free environment AND get paid at the same time!"

Sam – 17, Witney

I hope to carry on with carpentry and carry on learning.

I completed my Diploma and got a job after my work experience with the same company.

Dale – 19, OxfordDale – 19, Oxford

I got a place on the new diploma in carpentry level 1, really enjoying it so far"

Sam – 18, OxfordSam - 18, Oxford

I did my apprenticeship through ACE and now I've been with my employer for 3 years - I love my job

Phil – 24, OxfordPhil - 24, Oxford