Scheme launches new e-learning course focused on women in construction

The Considerate Constructors Scheme today launched a new e-learning course on the Best Practice Hub entitled ‘Women in construction’.

The new course is accompanied by an article on the Hub providing an update on the Scheme’s September 2017 ‘Spotlight on… women in construction’ campaign.

‘Spotlight on… women in construction’ brings together information, resources, examples of best practice, case studies and guidance for construction professionals. This campaign provides registered sites, companies and suppliers with one go-to resource to find out more about women in construction.

A Scheme survey last year highlighted the urgency of addressing the gender imbalance in construction. 94% of respondents said the industry would benefit from employing more women, while 52% had witnessed or experienced sexism in the industry.

The new e-learning course and follow-up article form part of the Scheme’s continuing efforts to shine a spotlight on the topic of women in construction.

‘Women in construction’ e-learning includes information and guidance from the campaign and additional information about the rights and responsibilities established in the Equality Act. Completing this course will provide construction professionals with a better understanding of the issue and what can be done to address the gender imbalance.

As with previous e-learning, this course is free for all registered Hub users and will provide users who pass the quiz with a CPD certificate.

The follow up article assesses the success of the campaign, introducing new case studies and presenting the results from our survey of Scheme Monitors. The feedback from our Monitors provides a crucial insight into how sites are addressing the issue and what further steps need to be taken.

The new case studies from Nayera Aslam, Aviation Engineering Manager for AECOM, and Noelene Russell, Architectural Assistant for Claridge Architects, join the current set of interviews with women in the industry including Managing Director of Crossrail 2 Michèle Dix and crawler crane operator Katie Kelleher.

Previous e-learning courses
  • Introduction to the Considerate Constructors Scheme
  • Care about Appearance
  • Respect the Community
  • Protect the Environment
  • Secure everyone’s Safety
  • Value their Workforce
  • Vulnerable road users
  • Mental health awareness
  • Preventing illegal working

Click here for e-learning

Click here to read the ‘Spotlight on… women in construction’ follow up article

Click here to take ‘Women in construction’ e-learning