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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 then come and find out about our award-winning apprenticeship training and pre-apprenticeship courses. We accept new students and apprentices all year round so whether you’re thinking about starting right away, or after school, come and talk to us about your interests and find out about our Summer Programme.

We can also answer any questions you have around funding and student support.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]