CPD training courses for developing staff and workplace skills

Prospects College of Advanced Technology (PROCAT) offers a wide range of courses as part of your continuous personal and/or Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Our CPD courses are high quality, accredited or bespoke training programmes, designed to equip attending delegates with skills and knowledge which can immediately be applied in the workplace. Often, they allow you and your business to meet legislative or regulatory requirements.

Our courses meet the needs of the Construction and Engineering industries and include training in Health & Safety, Electrical, Refrigeration, Environmental, Plumbing, Rail and Aviation.

Whatever your needs, we will endeavour to provide you with world-class training, either at our
state-of-the-art training centre in Basildon, Essex or on-site if appropriate.

Experience, quality and flexibility

PROCAT has been meeting the training needs of individuals and businesses throughout the UK for more than 40 years. We have built long lasting relationships with our customers by providing flexible and cost-effective training solutions which make a crucial contribution to the efficiency of your career and your business.

Training is an important investment, and it has to make a difference where it matters the most, in the workplace. We provide a comprehensive personal and professional development service, with expert advice on which courses are right for you and how you can progress in your chosen career path. For your business, training with us ensures that your workforce has the skills and knowledge needed to achieve your objectives.

Professional Trainers

Our training is presented by experienced and qualified professionals. All of our trainers have the appropriate industrial or commercial accreditations and have substantial practical experience in the area in which they specialise. They understand the modern working environment and the challenges faced by the delegates who come on a PROCAT training course.

State of the Art Facilities and Excellent Employer Partnerships

As one of the first of a new breed of Colleges of Advanced Technology, PROCAT recently underwent substantial refurbishments and up-grading of our technical learning infrastructure. Our Centre for Advanced Engineering has been transformed by nearly £2 million contributed by government and PROCAT partner employers. PROCAT has also formed a new strategic partnership with global leader in skills development, City & Guilds.

As well as the redesign of the centre itself, the transformation has seen a whole host of new specialist, technical equipment installed, including automation equipment and a robotic arm, a 3D printer in the new CAD/CAM room, new CNC machines and hydraulic systems and more. We would be happy to show you around, if you would like to pay us a visit.

A Quality Experience

We make quality our number one priority. For us, this means delivering training which develops new skills and improves business performance, to the highest standard. It also means engaging with you in a partnership of mutual interests and advantages. Your business success lies at the heart of our services to you.

We are passionate about the quality of our training and we do not take short cuts. It is as important to us that the training we provide delivers the desired impact as it is to you.

In order to create a comfortable environment conducive to learning, we are offering training in a professional environment and all of our scheduled short courses include a complimentary lunch and refreshments throughout in our light and airy breakout spaces. Parking is available for free on a first come first serve basis.

Bespoke Services

A lot of our training takes place at one of our three centres in Basildon, Southend or Canvey, but if you want training delivered at your own location or close by to save your staff travelling to our training venues, for some subject areas, that can be arranged too. In fact, some of our courses, we only deliver on-site in order to ensure that they are based on and fit into your current work environment.

And whilst we do offer a lot of externally accredited qualifications, we are able to design bespoke training courses that fit your particular needs. This is especially the case in subject areas like team leading, management and leadership and communication, but can also occur when technical and craft multi-skilling is the aim of the training scheme.

In addition, we offer many of our facilities for hire. Please contact us on 01268 662440 to discuss.

Subject areas and services we offer:


  • British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC)
  • City and Guilds (C&G)
  • EAL
  • Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • JTL
  • The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
  • Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

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