CITB sells National Construction College in Norfolk


The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has sold the National Construction College (NCC) at Bircham Newton to West Suffolk College

CITB has confirmed that it is to sign terms of agreement with West Suffolk College over the sale of the National Construction College (NCC) at Bircham Newton.

This will mean that the two organisations will enter a period of due diligence with a view to transferring the ownership and running of the National Construction College from CITB to West Suffolk College.

Norfolk continues to host major training college

CITB chief executive, Sarah Beale, said: “The agreements mean that CITB and West Suffolk College will be working to secure the continuity of training provision for the construction industry in relation to both quality and quantity.

“They also mean that the north west Norfolk area would continue to host a major British training college. We are looking forward to working together to build and grow the training at Bircham Newton, which will benefit the construction industry, NCC and the local area.”

Dr Nikos Savvas, Principal of West Suffolk College, added: “West Suffolk College is delighted to be working with CITB on the acquisition of the National Construction College – Bircham Newton.

“We have a long history of working with employers to upskill and retrain their staff across a number of campuses and firmly believe that we can maintain, develop and build upon the industry-wide reputation of NCC as the home of construction training in the UK.

“We want to build on the experience and knowledge of the NCC team to make Bircham Newton a Centre of Excellence in UK.”

Similar agreement overheads of terms have been reached in relation to CITB’s Health and Safety Training business.

The National Construction College will remain open for business and is taking bookings throughout 2020.


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