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A new era for the education and the construction sector in London with the exciting news of Geason Training opening its first office in central London.

Ian Kilpatrick, the managing director of Geason Training has officially launched the new office expanding Geason Training’s UK wide operation into central London for the UK based construction training and Apprenticeship provider.

Ian Kilpatrick said “We are delighted to have the opportunity to develop our successful Apprenticeships model and to more fully help our new and existing customers, in the south east. It is a very important time for the UK construction sector and we want to enhance the UK educational system by opening more doors for individuals to complete Higher Apprenticeships throughout the UK.”

Geason Training are building on their success in the UK market to date and have recently been awarded a direct contract with the Skills Funding agency. The company is recognised as one of the largest providers of trailblazers in the construction sector in the UK and is involved in the UK’s first allocation of Higher Apprenticeship funding.

This expansion of Geason Training’s UK wide operations has been built on the company’s commitment to the UK Government’s agenda of promoting and prioritising routes for Apprenticeships at school leaver age and with adult Apprenticeships. The team are helping companies up-skill and recruit staff in the workplace and the classroom with this learning and development model.

Visit the Geason Training website to see how our Higher Apprenticeships are offering life-changing opportunities for the construction sector in the UK.

UK Work Permit Qualifications

In light of the EU Referendum result of 24th June, it is becoming clear that there are challenges ahead for many business sectors in the UK, amongst them being the construction sector. We are very much aware that the UK’s construction sector has relied upon the valuable skills and labour from workers across Europe, and without these shall experience considerable difficulties and even greater skills shortages than those which already exist.

It is therefore vital that we work together to find solutions that benefit the industry and protect the ability of workers from the EU to continue to work in the UK. In the absence of clear policy which is yet to be announced, we must look to the current law in relation to the right of non-EU citizens to gain a UK work permit, and assume that this may be the same criteria for EU citizens in the near future.

Unlike the qualification for a CSCS card, which is NVQ Level 2, the minimum qualification required for a UK work permit is NVQ Level 3. This can be verified at the following website.

Geason Training can deliver these qualifications to eligible candidates in the workplace.

NVQ Level 3 qualifications have been allocated a costing level by the Government and are funded through the Advanced Learning Loan system (, meaning you can spread the cost of your future into small manageable amounts. We offer a pricing structure and cash-back completion incentives dependent upon the Level 3 qualification you need and your current qualification level. We will guide you through the process from start to finish ensuring that you gain every advantage available to secure your future as a respected and valuable part of our country and workforce.

Loan Repayments

As a guide the following repayments would apply;

Repayments start the April following the completion of your course.

You pay back your loan (plus interest) when you finish your course and earn more than £21,000 a year. Your repayments will stop if your income drops below £21,000 a year.

Your annual repayment amount will be 9% of any income you earn over £21,000.


Your monthly repayments would be:

  • £7 a month – if you earned £22,000 a year
  • £30 a month – if you earned £25,000 a year
  • £67.50 a month – if you earned £30,000 a year

It would be advisable to consider your options as soon as possible while the loans funding system is still eligible for EU citizens.

For more information about the student loan, please visit the Student Loan Company web site and see if this is right for you: