A purpose-built BIM training suite in Newcastle has recently achieved Autodesk Authorised Training Centre status.
CAMPUS, a first of its kind partnership between BIM.Technologies and Northern Construction Training, was certified by Autodesk very soon after submitting an application in September.
The training suite runs free 12-week BIM courses to provide 19 to 24-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) with an intensive introduction covering all essential aspects of BIM. Throughout the course, learners gain access to the latest hardware and technology in what is now an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC) and Authorised Certification Centre (ACC).
BIM.Technologies BIM Trainer/Instructor Peter James Morton said: “We sent an application demonstrating our business model and rationale behind the training centre and were approved within hours. This was due to BIM Campus’ core values of building both professional and personal skills of young professionals within the AEC industry and providing a fully bespoke tailor made BIM learning journey”.
The ATC and ACC accreditation also means that Autodesk software exams are available to take at CAMPUS – the majority of which have been set aside to CAMPUS learners.
Peter continued: “It’s fantastic to be able to offer our learners the opportunity to complete an official Autodesk software qualification with us and to demonstrate their capability with the software. These exams are typically targeted at industry professionals so it will be testament to both the learners and the calibre of our course if there is the high success rate we expect to see.
“Being listed as an Authorised Training Centre will help to further boost the credibility and profile of CAMPUS in the AEC industry. When we first set up, our offer was not widely understood but we have worked hard to get noticed and are becoming increasingly recognised as a training centre producing talented young professionals that provide instant value to prospective employers.”
CAMPUS is holding an open evening on Thursday 10 October for prospective learners and local employers to find out more about the course by meeting current learners, where there will also be the opportunity for selected companies to interview the learners in a ‘speed-dating’ style set-up.
For more information on CAMPUS, visit http://www.bimcampus.co.uk/.