ESP Construction overview

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ESP is a member’s forum made up of Scotland’s colleges. ESP established in 2011 with a remit to enhance skills to meet industry’s needs and to support the diverse range of skills interventions required to maximise economic benefits as identified in the Construction Skills Investment Plan (SIP). This Construction and Energy Themed Group was established in 2012 to lead on Construction for Scotland’s colleges. The group was recently re-named to Construction Leads’ Forum with a strong focus on future developments.

Map of Construction colleges in Scotland


The purpose of this group is to bring construction experts together to lead on change that will build up college capacity and capability in line with Scottish Funding Council and Skills Development Scotland’s strategic aims and current priorities. 


This group is made up of academic experts, industry bodies and government agencies who collaborate and work together towards developing an employment and skills system which is simpler, better integrated and able to deliver the skills and jobs needed to succeed in the 21st Century global economy. 

Our Aim

Our aim is for Scotland to be at the forefront of skills development for the Construction sector and to ensure the right skills are being developed at the right time to meet industry and colleges regional needs.  

Sub sectors groups: 

 • Micro Renewables

• Energy Efficiency

• Building Information Modelling

• Offsite Construction

• Smart Metering