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Time set for UK Emergency Alerts test

A UK-wide test of the life-saving public Emergency Alerts system will take place at 3pm on Sunday 23 April.

  • Message will be received on 4G and 5G mobile phones, along with sound and vibration for up to 10 seconds.

  • Emergency Alerts enable urgent messages to be broadcast to a defined area when there is an imminent risk to life, such as wildfires or severe flooding.

  • Brings UK in line with other countries such as the US and Canada who use the system.



Luton Leagrave Road Centre Move

Our training facilities on Leagrave Road in Luton will be moved to our new training centre on Midland Road in Luton in April 2023. The address for the Luton Midland Road centre is 114 – 134 Midland Road, Luton, Bedfordshire LU2 0BL. The Luton Midland Road centre will open on 11 April 2023. Our contact us page has a map and additional contact details. You can also call 01582 565 938 if you need help getting to the new centre.



Keeping Nottingham Safe & Clean

Our Nottingham Team made up staff and learners have kick started the CTP Clean Champion Initiative by keeping the streets of Nottingham of safe and clean. Well done and thank you the Nottingham Team.



Clean Champions

We have launched a new community enrichment initiative called the CTP Clean Champion Initiative. Have a look at our newly designed Hi-Viz Clean Champion jackets on their way to all our centres across the UK for staff and learners who will be volunteering to keep the streets of Britain clean and safe.



Football In The Community

CTP are proud sponsors and supporters of AC United, a local football team in Nottingham. We look forward to a great season of football.



CTP Sponsor Local Cricket Team

CTP are supporters of community cricket and sponsor local cricket team in Nottingham with new kit.



Holocaust Memorial Day

The Holocaust was one of the most horrific events in European history, and genocide still exists in the world today.

Holocaust Memorial Day promotes an international day to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

January 27th marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. Pop in to one of our centres to have a look out at our Tea Break Challenge for January.




Universal Human Rights Month

Here at CTP, we will be raising awareness throughout December to honour Human Rights Month by exploring topics around disability, slavery and migration. Pop in to one of our centres to have a look out at our Tea Break Challenge for December.



7 Ways To Stay Warm This Winter

  • Dry your clothes on an airer next to the radiator to save money on tumble drying.

  • Place a bedsheet over the drying clothes

  • and radiator to heat the whole room

  • Eat soups and drink hot drinks to warm you from the inside

  • Only heat the room you are using

  • Invest in hot water bottles

  • Do exercise! This gets your heart rate up which will heat your body for free!



Dyslexia Awareness Week

We spoke with one of our learners at CTP about his experience of living with dyslexia and dyspraxia. He said, “I left school without GCSE’s due to being advised that the stress of taking the exams would be too much and I went to get a job on a building site. 

One of the barriers was reading blue prints which was hard. I went back to college as a mature student and achieved a NVQ Level 3 in Carpentry. I found this experience easier, as the support was in place for dyslexia such as extra time, Dragon software and my own laptop with spell check. 

I then worked in the industry as a builder and carpenter for many years. 

“I came to CTP to renew my CSCS card and whilst completing this course Jill and Rozie gave me the confidence to look for better jobs out there by supporting me in filling forms in, rewriting my CV and researching and practising interview techniques. I have since secured a job on the HS2 sites starting next week as a soil and concrete tester working with both the laboratory and construction.” 

Thank you to CTP for all your help I would not have had the confidence to go for the interview if it wasn’t for your help.” John King 

Well done John we are very proud of you!



Deepest condolences to the family of the Queen

The Queen was Britain’s longest-serving monarch, after reigning for 70 years. She died aged 96 peacefully at Balmoral on 08/09/22. According to BBC news Queen Elizabeth’s funeral was watched by 25 million people in UK, did you see it?

If you have been affected by the Queens passing and need support please use the following links:



CTP Sponsor the Independance Cup

CTP sponsors the Independence Cup at the Carrington Cricket Club in Nottingham.



Proud Supporters of Luton Football Club

CTP were supporting Luton Football Club long before opening our first training centre in 2004. We continue to support Luton Football Club, the local community and are currently offering a £10 gift card to all residents of Luton that a refer a friend that completes their learning within CTP.

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