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Open Morning – 13th June 2020

We are pleased to announce our first Saturday Open Morning since the lock down has eased. We have rearranged our centre to comply with social distancing measures, so please note that you may have to wait until a member of staff is free to escort you. So if you are considering a career in construction […]

Training centre reopening update

Following recent advice from the Department of Education, we are implementing plans to allow staff and some students back to the centre. A number of changes have been made to the layout and functionality of the building to ensure compliance with social distancing and other health and safety requirements, which includes sectioning off of work […]


Case Study: Freddie Cheesman

Freddie joined ACE in September 2019 and has been working as an apprentice with Carl Hicks Carpentry & Joinery.  While on lockdown, Freddie has been continuing his learning at home and putting his skills to fantastic use during by starting to build a shed (see below). Shaping up really well, we say! Q: What do […]

ACE Team supporting NHS!

As you know, we’re working hard to support all our students, staff and employers through this current period of time.  We’re also full of praise and admiration for the fantastic NHS staff who are doing such a remarkable job.  To show our appreciation, we are supporting the national #RunForHeroes campaign with some of our team […]

ACE renews OCVA membership for 2020/21

Community and voluntary organisations need every bit of support they can get at the moment, as they continue their amazing work. That’s why, as a not-for-profit organisation, we are delighted to have renewed our membership of Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) for 2020/21. OCVA does an amazing job supporting community and voluntary groups in Oxfordshire. […]

Case Study: Luke Clayton

Despite the impact of COVID19, we are remaining fully focussed on supporting our existing students as well as thinking about those in Year 11 who will be considering life after school. We are planning for our annual Summer Programme, starting on 8th July 2020, confidant that current restrictions will have been lifted by then.  The […]

ACE Training COVID-19 Updates

UPDATE – 19th March 2020 In light of recent announcements, our training centre will close to all students tomorrow (Friday 20th March) at 1600. This is for an indefinite period. We are making provision to ensure learning shall continue where possible, and all students and employers have been contacted and briefed accordingly. We will continue […]

ACE Apprentice wins Oxford award!

We were delighted to attend the Freemen of Oxford Apprentice Awards last night at the Town Hall in Oxford, where we saw Angus from Taylor Wimpey presented with his award for carpentry.  Angus follows a long line of ACE apprentices who’ve won awards which reflect their hard work and dedication to learning their craft.  Well […]

Open Morning this Saturday!

We’re looking forward to our first Saturday Open Morning of 2020 this Saturday from 1000-1200.  Check out the information on the link below and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any other questions! https://www.acetraining.co.uk/event/open-morning-saturday-29th-february-2020/  

CALA Homes timber donation

We are delighted to have received a substantial timber donation from CALA Homes to support students on wood trades courses at ACE.  The timber, equating to 1,500 metre lengths, arrived via a recent two and a quarter tonne delivery to our training centre where space is being adapted to meet the demands of an increasing number […]