Skills for Building Services

Relationships are important to us and there’s nothing more rewarding than receiving a call from a company or ex-student who is ready to recruit an apprentice of their own. So whether you are planning to grow your workforce, or need to update your qualifications, we have it covered.



  • Installation electrician/maintenance electrician (Level 3)
    This 42-month advanced programme is designed to reflect the industry's requirements. On successful completion you can expect your apprentice to identify methods and skills to solve complex problems, taking responsibility for completing tasks and procedures with autonomy.

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AM2(S) Assessment

Our recently extended AM2(S) Test Centre in Shrewsbury offers trainee electricians the final test to allow them to qualify through pre and full assessment training.
To book an AM2(S) assessment please ring our course advisors on 01743 342333.


When it comes to recruiting plumbing and heating apprentices you can choose from:

Depending on the needs of your business and the age of your apprentice, both programmes ultimately provide the Gas Safe qualification as well as the plumbing and heating knowledge and skills the engineers of today need.

Part-time Courses

Shrewsbury Colleges Group has a fully fitted ACS Gas centre offering a wide range of training and assessment including:

To book on to one of these courses, please ring our course advisors on 01743 342333.

Meet our Electrical Assessors

  • Matthew Fletcher

    Matthew Fletcher Electrical Assessor

    Matthew left school to start a two-year scholarship for Shrewsbury Town Football Club, aiming to become a professional footballer. When the football didn’t work out he set his sights on becoming an electrician, starting an apprenticeship with a small company, mainly working in the domestic sector, but with some industrial work. After Matthew completed his apprenticeship he pushed himself to gain extra qualifications, to improve his career prospects, which progressed into employment as an assessor.

  • Richard Thornhill MBE

    Richard Thornhill MBE Electrical Internal Quality Assurer

    Richie started his career in the Royal Air Force, where he progressed through the ranks in electrical and mechanical engineering for 22 years. On departure, he set up his own business, R2 Electrical Services Ltd and worked on both domestic and commercial contracts. In 2009, he started teaching the next generation of electrical engineers at Lincoln College. In 2015 he became responsible for the operational management of the Lincoln Air & Defence Career College, providing quality assurance for two satellite colleges. Recently he has moved to Shropshire where he supports the electrical assessors.

  • Mark Astbury

    Mark Astbury Electrical Assessor

    A qualified electrician, Mark has held numerous managerial roles before coming into this new role in education. His broad experience stretches across many sales and logistics environments where he has led teams in the distribution of a wide variety of engineering and electrical supplies. A keen cricketer and fundraiser, Mark is looking forward to this new career challenge as he trains to become an electrical assessor.

Work experience placements

We are always looking for work experience placements for our enthusiastic students - can you help?

Please ring 01743 342347