South West



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Welcome to South West Construction Academy Ltd,

We are a leading training provider for Plumbing, Gas and Electrical apprenticeships. We have excellent purpose built workshops and End Point Assessment centre. We are proud to be selected by On Site Bristol (Bristol City Council) as their training provider for gas and electrical apprentices. We currently train over 100 apprentices and work with many employers in and around Bristol.

South West Construction Academy Apprenticeships In Bristol

an award winning training provider

Your route to Plumbing, Gas and Electrical apprenticeships.

Gas Engineering Apprenticeship

Safe installation, commission, decommission and the ongoing service and repair of gas appliances

Plumbing Heating Technician apprenticeship

Plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems.

installation and maintenance electrician Apprenticeship

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in  industrial, commercial and domestic environments.

Low Carbon Heating Technician apprenticeship

Plan, select and size, install, commission, service and maintain, zero carbon central heating and hot water systems

Domestic Electrician Apprenticeship

To become an electrical apprentice, you will need to be employed in the electrical industry and be carrying out a suitable range of works

Smart Home Technician Apprenticeship

Deliver a simple, secure, reliable, and sustainable user experience according to industry best practice and within project timelines and scope.

Why Choose SWCA

Our Learners

Our Lecturers are fully qualified plumbers with hands on experience in the Industry and are also qualified teachers.

Government Funded

Our course is provided by government funding and we provide all training and skills needed

Award Winning

The Employment Skills and Learning department of Bristol City Council awarded us for the delivery of our plumbing training to all their On Site apprentices.

New Starters

Contact our team for start dates and for more information about our courses and apprenticeships

Latest News

Another successful student!

Another successful student!

Congratulations to Steve Fenton of PSK Plumbing and Heating who is now Gas Safe registered and achieved a Distinction in his End Point Assessment! Well done Steve, we wish you all the best for the future.

May Newsletter

May Newsletter

Charity Raffle We have recently become a Bristol City Community Partner. You will seeour name around the pitch on the home games. Eleven Sports Mediahave kindly sent us a signed Bristol City football shirt which we will beputting up for raffle to raise money for our charity partner Suicide Prevention Bristol. Tickets are now on…

Smart Home Technician Apprenticeship.

Smart Home Technician Apprenticeship.

Our tutor Paul Smithies is currently working on a new qualification which will be approved byEAL to meet the requirements of the new Smart Home Technician Apprenticeship. Deliveryis planned to start from October 2024. This apprenticeship is funded by the Government,100% for learners aged 16-18 and 95% funded for learners aged 19+ with no upper…

November Newsletter

November Newsletter

Christmas Raffle! We are launching our Christmas raffle again; all proceeds will be goingto Suicide Prevention Bristol who we are in partnership with. Ticketscost £10 and can be purchased from Reception, or via the QR code!The draw will take place on Friday 15th December.The prizes up for grabs are…



An independent provider of trades courses in Bristol has marked 10 years in business with a keyappointment, to satisfy demand for a new range of domestic electrical courses. Fresh from achieving a Good rating for its first ever Ofsted inspection, South West ConstructionAcademy has secured the services of Paul Smithies to lead its new offering….

Celebrating Success: A Good Grade from Ofsted!

Celebrating Success: A Good Grade from Ofsted!

Today marks a significant milestone for South West Construction Academy as we proudly announce our achievement of a good grade from Ofsted. This accomplishment reflects the collective efforts of our dedicated staff, committed students, and supportive community. Let us take a moment to celebrate this momentous achievement and acknowledge the positive impact it will have…

I had a great experience at the SWCA. The teaching was hands-on, and the instructors provided excellent support. They really prepared me well for real-world plumbing/ gas situations. I would highly recommend this college to anyone looking to start a career in plumbing!

Oskar Morris Summative Gas Assessments - SWCA apprentices

I can only say good things, Andy was a star he just wanted to give good information to put you on the right path for the ACS. I also had the privilege of working with another Andy who also had a wealth of knowledge which was great. John the assessor cannot thank enough. All in all if you are doing ACS this is the place to go

Michael Robbins Initial ACS Training

All the teachers and tutors here are very helpful a lot more so then other colleges I’ve attended. They actually help and want their students to do well unlike some other colleges . Also my tutors, John and Andy were very helpful with getting my portfolio and jobs complete , without the help from them I doubt I would have been able to do so well.

Joseph Murphy Summative Gas Assessments - SWCA apprentices

I am currently on the level 2 diploma course in plumbing. The Academy works well for me having a family and a full time job collage was not an option. The staff are friendly and know their stuff. Practical sessions are great and the theory revision sessions are very informative they don’t just teach you to pass exams they explain in detail and give past knowledge and experience that will help you on the job in the future.

Ben Slade Google Review

Employers we work with

How to Apply to Us

Applying for one of our Apprenticeship Training programmes is straightforward but will require some research and preparation from you!