Competence Matters

Building Success, Ensuring Proficiency: Your Construction Training Solution.

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Why  Competence  Matters

We specialise in delivering comprehensive construction-related training courses and vocational qualifications tailored to meet the needs of construction operatives, supervisors, technical staff, and managers. Our programs are designed to equip individuals with industry-recognized certifications, enabling them to excel in their roles within the construction industry. Additionally, we offer vocational qualifications in General Management and Occupational Health and Safety, along with short courses such as First Aid.

Since 2004, we have been at the forefront of providing training and development solutions to the construction industry. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our proven track record of delivering on our promises to clients. We continuously monitor and improve the quality of our services to ensure that our clients receive nothing but the best service at a competitive price.

Operating across multiple locations throughout the UK, our headquarters is located in Cumbernauld near Glasgow, with additional offices in Warrington and Livingston. Whether at our fully equipped training centres, on-site, or at client premises, we have the flexibility to deliver bespoke training solutions tailored to specific needs.

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The learning portal

At the core of our services is a web based competence management portal.

This online tool allows you to manage your employees portfolios, submit evidence and review progress at a time and a place that suits you. It also allows you to export your learners training matrix meaning you can easily review and manage any upcoming renewals, all in one place!

This unique tool has enabled Competence Matters to achieve a very proud average candidate retention rate of 93%.

The learning portal is a 24/7 secure window to all of your training and competence records, including every training course, qualification, assignment or assessment you have ever undertaken through Competence Matters!

What we do


We have a large portfolio of training courses designed to provide delegates with the knowledge, skills and abilities to improve their performance at work. We deliver training courses on a bespoke and open basis, these include CITB Site Safety Plus, IOSH, First Aid, Fire Safety and a number of In-House courses

Our Courses

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Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2024

Recently we have been working closely with West Lothian and North Lanarkshire’s DYW staff in scheduling school visits to promote the vast opportunities within Construction, focusing on apprenticeship routes with pupils. Whilst visiting schools we have been liaising with our clients to assist us with promoting and attending visits with our Operations Director and Marketing Team. Providing the pupils with practical tasks to encourage discussion and create an open forum to explain the different phases of construction and promoting gender equality within Construction. We have received excellent feedback from local schools resulting in Competence Matters being invited back for further visits.

CIOB Newcastle

We are delighted to announce that Competence Matters are work closely with CIOB Newcastle Division on 2024 upcoming events. In April 2024, we are gold sponsors of the prestigious Annual Dinner, celebrating the success of the Construction Industry, alongside spreading the word of our NVQ’s and the benefits of work-based learning within the industry and route to MCIOB with Competence Matters. Within the coming weeks, we will be sponsoring CIOB Newcastle’s student challenge by showing our supporting through mentoring and judging of the selected students. The objective of this event is to promote the vast routes within the industry and options for the future generation and providing our professional advice.

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Employer Workshop

Throughout 2023 / 2024 we have hosted internal employer workshops with our existing client covering the delivery of our apprenticeships and how we can improve our delivery to the learner from an employer perceptive. The objective of our workshops is to engage our clients and tailor the learning experience to suit an induvial through additional support materials and a tailored learning experience. Discussions in our workshops are based around the current status of the Construction Industry and how we as a provider can streamline learning and development for our employers. The success of our initial workshop has results in repeat workshops to be scheduled throughout 2024.