Training opportunities

Storeroom Education

Storeroom Education

Our education premises opened in June 2015 after transferring from Storeroom’s main building.  Storeroom Education is now situated at 25,26 Somerton Industrial Park, Somerton Estate, Cowes, PO31 8PA, just a stones throw from Storeroom!

Carpentry Training Room

Carpentry Training Room

‘Storeroom Education Professional’  is an innovative addition to our education department to provide professional courses in Teaching, Management & Leadership, Information, Advice & Guidance and Customer Service.

General training room

General training room


Here is our current newsletter

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Courses are added throughout the year as funding permits.  For those with career changes in mind or an interest in an activity; here is our current price list:

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Currently available are two FREE activities for anyone 18+

  • Every Tuesday, Horticulture – 10am-3pm


Also free, or certificate cost only accredited courses for local unemployed people aged 18+

Please enquire for the following courses, run regularly, various dates: –

  • NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Construction Crafts (Multiskills)
  • NOCN Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
  • Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work


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Centre No 30000877

Centre No 30000877

Ask about our: –

FREE Level 3 Digital Marketing Course (with Full Accreditation)

for Isle of Wight residents only

FREE Digital Marketing L3 Diploma

To register, call 01983 209734


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Sue Wendes – Educational Co-ordinator

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Leyla Dafter – Education Administrator

All courses are competitively priced and have additional modules bespoke to Storeroom Education and our clients, creating a new, challenging and productive suite of courses.

‘Storeroom Education Trades’ continues to provide courses in Carpentry & Joinery in Construction and Health & Safety in Construction. The Health & Safety now being a requirement for Labourers and Operatives wanting to start or continue to work on site. Health and Safety in a Construction Environment course costs just £79, please book for either weekday or evening classes. A discount is available for unemployed.  The CITB test is still required to be taken separately after the course has been completed.

Further Trade courses are planned to cover accreditation in bricklaying, plumbing and painting & decorating and Horticulture commences shortly!

FREE Courses for the unemployed are still available

– with thanks to our generous funders and Storeroom’s Customers!

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These links show you how to apply for a CSCS Labourer card

If you are unsure if you need to get a qualification for your CSCS card, Check this link out,  it has everything you need to know!.

FREE Skills Gap Training 

Current and previous funding has been made available by the following sources, in no particular order: –

European Social Fund, Skills Funding Agency, HIWCF Community Fund, HIWCF Apprentice Fund, Monday Trust, 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust, Daisie Rich Trust, John Swire Charitable Trust, Southern Co-operative, Albert Hunt Trust, Coutts Charitable Trust, Ellis Campbell Foundation, Santander Foundation, Freemasons Grand Charity, Awards for All, Hedley Foundation, Rest-Harrow Trust, Monday Trust, Cowes Rotary, Hilden Charitable Fund, Screwfix Foundation, Adult Community Learning, Woodroffe Benton Foundation, Spectrum Community Forum Grants Scheme, The Fitton Trust, Mrs Williams, The Diocese of Portsmouth, Isle of Wight Foundation, WightAID, Solent Community Grant Programme and SC Johnson UK.

Quote from supporting charitable foundation

“The Hilden Charitable Fund is proud to be involved with the work of Storeroom and its new Education Centre.”

Notice from Solent Local Enterprise Partnership

Please click on this link.

Solent Grant Programme


The CSCS Health & Safety course is offered at low cost, or in some cases free, for local unemployed people

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To register your interest for future courses

You must register for the chance for a place on our courses.  To be considered for a free course you must be unemployed, over 18 years of age and resident on the IOW.  Call the Educational Co-ordinator to register on 01983 209734 or 07711 568098.  You can also email

Some of Storeroom Education’s 2016 Carpentry & Joinery Level 2 students, working on a project for the Donkey Sanctuary


Previous learners on work experience at Aspire Community Centre, Ryde

From County Press 23.01.2015

From County Press 23.01.2015

Learners at work

Learners at work


Learners in action

Learners in action


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Shaw Trust CDG have supported Storeroom in partnership

This footstool was made by a young student who had never used carpentry tools before – no nails or screws used, just the new skills he had learnt!


Some case studies

Case study – David

Adult Community Learning


Awards for All

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Because of recent changes in government legislation, learners on JSA can only be released for a total of 15 hours a week.

Storeroom is an accredited NOCN centre and we will be able to offer

a variety of courses in the future as further funding becomes available


Storeroom2010           NOCN Centre Number 30000877

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Employment advice at Storeroom2010 Education 

Employment advice is available by appointment only

Call 01983 209734 to book your appointment


Employment advice

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