Bicton Growth Deal Project

Skills Capital projects have been included in the Heart of the South West LEP’s Local Growth Funding (LGF) in 2015-16 which supports the delivery of its Strategic Economic Plan (SEP). The LEP has received a Skills Capital Funding allocation of £17.96million, of which £6.5m is for a separate competitive call for a Hinkley Point Training Agency Package known as HPTA (this call) and £11.46m is allocated to 3 separately identified projects. The total funding available for HPTA projects is allocated £3million in 2015-16 and £3.5million in 2016-17.

This project aims to provide a dedicated Skills Centre for Engineering and Construction including nuclear at Bicton College;

  • 18,000m2 external Realistic Work Environment:
  • Industry standard plant
  • Training/testing areas
  • Stores
  • Latest generation plant simulator
  • 100m2 classroom/examination space
  • Approved training and testing centre:
  • Triple Bar New Nuclear Build Sites
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme
  • Construction Plant Competence Scheme
  • Client Contractor National Safety Group Safety Passport
  • Plant Operator and Groundworks

Hinley Pojunt

  • Plant Maintenance
  • Storemanship

Completion: April 2017

Growth Deal funding: £0.3m