About Total Training and Development Ltd

Total Training and Development Ltd have over 36 years experience working in the Construction, Civil Engineering and Educational sectors. We are the leading provider of Building Control qualifications as well as Construction Site Management, Supervision and Inspection qualifications for the built environment. 

TTD is:

  • ABBE: Approved Assessment Centre
  • CABE: Academic Partner and Approved Assessment Centre
  • CIOB: Approved Centre and Chartered Building Consultancy
  • CITB: Approved Training Organisation
  • Pro Qual Approved Assessment Centre

We are registered on the UK register of learning providers: Registration number 10084056

For more information, email courses@ttd-education.org or admin@ttd-education.org

Staff Credentials

Each member of teaching staff at TTD has the following formal qualifications and professional recognitions:

  • MSc in Construction Management
  • BSc (Hons) Building Control Engineering
  • PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education)
  • Chartered Building Engineers with the CABE
  • Chartered Construction Managers with the CIOB
  • Members of the Institution of Engineering Technologists
  • Associates of the Institution of Fire Engineers

So you can rest assured that all TTD courses are delivered by educated and fully qualified professionals.

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Building Control and Site Inspection Qualifications

We offer the following Building Control specific qualifications:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Building Control Business Support and Customer Care
  • Level 3 Certificate In Building Control
  • NVQ level 3 Diploma in Building Control Technical Support 
  • Level 4 Diploma in Building Control Site Inspection and Plan Assessment
  • Level 4 Diploma in Building Control Quality Assurance and Control

  • NVQ level 6 Diploma in Building Control

  • Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Senior Site Inspection

All programmes are awarded by the ABBE (Awarding Body for the Built Environment) and levels 3, 4 and 6 are Accredited by the CABE (Chartered Association of Building Engineers) so on completion students can apply for the post nominal titles of Tech CABE, ACABE and MCABE (subject to completing the CABE’s professional interview process) 

Routes to Becoming Chartered

TTD offers qualifications that provide a direct pathway to full corporate membership of the CABE and CIOB

Construction Site Management Qualifications

Awarded by the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building), we offer the following routes to MCIOB:

  • CIOB Chartered Membership Programme
  • CIOB APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) Assessment

Awarded by Pro Qual, we offer the following NVQ Construction Site Management and Supervision qualifications:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)
  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (Construction) with several pathways
  • Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management (Construction) with several pathways
  • Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Construction Senior Management
The above qualifications enable a progression route to the CIOB Professional Review which is the final stage of becoming MCIOB

Some of the qualifications offered by TTD are eligible for qualification grants from the CITB.

Additional Courses

       Awarded by Pro Qual we offer the following courses:

  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management
  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Customer Service
  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration
  • Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership

Upcoming Events

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What our students say about us

TTD prides itself on the quality of our educational programmes and the student experience. Here are just a few testimonials of what our students say about studying with TTD:
Claire Valentine

Claire Valentine

Office Administrator at Quadrant Approved Inspectors

The NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Building Control Technical Support has been an important move for me in gaining further Building Control knowledge and experience for my role. It has now also enabled me to upgrade my CABE membership from Student to Tech CABE which is an important part of my professional development.
Dave was always on hand to answer any questions or concerns and was always very encouraging when we would work through what was required on the units. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get a better understanding of Building Control and the Regulations. Thank you for all of your help and support Dave, it’s been very much appreciated.

Harvey Smithson

Harvey Smithson

Ex Builder and now Assistant Building Control Surveyor

I have just completed my Level 4 Diploma in Building Control Site Inspection and Plan Assessment with Total Training and Development Ltd and I cannot recommend this qualification enough. I always aspired to work in Building Control and leave my role as a self employed builder. This enabled me to do this and I have recently been appointed in my very first Building Control role. I learned structure, fire safety, legislation and material science as well as site inspection and plan checking, all of the key skills required for my career in Building Control

Dmitrij Isnijazov MSc MCIOB ACABE

Dmitrij Isnijazov MSc MCIOB ACABE


'This course was very compherensive and equipped me with all necessary knowledge required to become Building Control Sueveyor. The most importantly, great flexibility enabled me to complete it around my family and work commitments which was the main challange for a full time dad and employee. Moreover, Dave was very helpful in explaining and clarifying areas which was difficult to comprehend immediately. This course is technically focused and well presented, straight to the poit required for the Building Control and I'm already applying what I learnt at work. Highly recommend!'

Georgiana-Teona Cretu

Georgiana-Teona Cretu

Junior Building Control Officer at Be First working in partnership with Barking and Dagenham Council

Many thanks for all the support offered throughout the NVQ, it has been the best course I have ever taken and it exceeding my expectations. Thank you David for being so patient and answering every little question I had, and thank you for taking the time to correct everything before Christmas as well, I really appreciate all your help, you are a brilliant assessor.

Paul Fothergill MCIOB

Paul Fothergill MCIOB

Self Employed Builder and Freelance Site Manager

I have just completed the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management (Construction) with Total Training and Development Ltd and I cannot speak highly enough of the support I’ve received from the teaching team. This qualification gave me the platform to achieve my ambition of becoming MCIOB and I'm now proud to be a chartered member of the CIOB

Kayleigh Tubb C. Build E MCABE

Kayleigh Tubb C. Build E MCABE

Building Control Surveyor - Stroma Building Control

"Back in March 2019 I completed my NVQ Level 6 in Building Control provided by Total Training and Development Ltd and gained everything I could from that course.

With that a year on I have just passed my Professional Interview with CABE and now a Chartered Building Engineer whilst only working in Building Control for 3 years. Without the help of David through this I don’t think I would be where I am today.

I can’t thank David enough for all the support he provided me not only throughout my NVQ but also when writing my Technical Submission and prepping me the day before my Interview!

So once again thank you so so much! I would HIGHLY recommend Total Training and Development Ltd if you are looking for a Building Control Course "

John Stevens MCIOB

John Stevens MCIOB

Freelance Site Manager

I have just completed my Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Management (Construction) with TTD and I cannot recommend them enough. Dave Barley is the most supportive and inspirational person I have ever met, and he could not do enough to support me. This qualification has enabled me to apply to become MCIOB via the Professional Review route to membership

Josh King ACABE

Josh King ACABE

Assistant Building Control Surveyor at London Building Control Ltd

I have recently completed my NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Building Control with TTD Ltd and I have now gained the post nominal title of ACABE. Dave has been brilliant throughout the qualification, and this would not have been possible without his constant support and teaching. Being able to work whilst studying in my Building Control role is a huge benefit to me and I cannot thank TTD enough for the assitanmce with my career.

Jo Reynolds Tech CABE

Jo Reynolds Tech CABE

Tech CABE Project Manager at Total Building Control

"The NVQ Level 3: Diploma in Building Control Technical Support delivered by Total Training and Development Ltd enabled me to achieve this, as well as gaining that valuable student membership of the CABE. I completed my NVQ in December 2019 and was able to upgrade my membership from Student to Tech CABE.
I have now started my NVQ Level 6: Diploma in Building Control again with Total Training and Development Ltd, which on successful completion will enable me to upgrade from Tech CABE to Associate Member. Both these qualifications are accredited by the CABE and have enabled me to place myself on a direct route to professional membership with the CABE, with my ultimate goal of becoming chartered and holding the designatory title of MCABE."

Rajvir Kalsi BA (Hons) ACABE

Rajvir Kalsi BA (Hons) ACABE

Building Control Surveyor at Assent Building Control

The NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Building Control provided an excellent overview on all aspects of Building Control. The modules were extremely well designed and relevant, and TTD’s method of 121 mentoring and prompt feedback made the process seamless.

The course offers a route to achieve full membership with the CABE and is a great way to learn, whilst carrying out your day to day activity. Now I have successfully achieved my NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Building Control I am now eligible for the grade of ACABE with the CABE and I’m now looking forward to working towards full membership. I would like to thank David for all his support and highly recommend the course.

Tania Underwood Tech CABE

Tania Underwood Tech CABE

Administrator and Quality Manager at Studious Ltd

The NVQ Level 3: Diploma in Building Control Technical Support has been invaluable in helping me achieve my Tech CABE membership. I started the course in November 2019 and completed it in June 2020. It has really developed my understanding in this area and Dave Barley, Head of Training and Development, was always full of encouragement. He was always on hand to answer any questions and his one to one support was greatly appreciated. The course itself had a good variation of reports, powerpoints and diary entries which my work role could incorporate and enabled me to complete the course in an achievable timescale.

Maria Apps Tech CABE

Maria Apps Tech CABE

Office Administrator and Business Support at London Building Control

Just to feedback on the brilliant NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Building Control Technical Support course organised by Total Training and Development Ltd.

I have really enjoyed the learning experience and the knowledge I have gained which has boosted my confidence and ability immensely.

The experience and support with Dave Barley from start to finish was absolutely faultless, cannot recommend this course enough.

Conor Stevens, MCABE

Conor Stevens, MCABE

(Senior Building Control Surveyor - Sweco Building Control)

“I am so pleased to have been able to complete my NVQ through Total Training and Development ltd. The NVQ is a great steppingstone to being able to learn and demonstrate skills directly applicable to the job and is a fantastic way of evidencing competence when working towards becoming a chartered surveyor. Dave was extremely helpful throughout the process and was always able to assist when help was needed.”

Luckmaan Yaseen ACABE

Luckmaan Yaseen ACABE

Assistant Building Control Surveyor at Meridian Consult

Having little construction knowledge and knowledge of the Building Regulations, Building Act, CICAIR, BCPS, Building Control Process etc, this course provided me with an excellent “foundation” into the BCO role. And so with that said, the next step is to prepare for and pass my Professional Interview with CABE to become Chartered, and with the NVQ being also being accredited by CABE

Hannah Gill Tech CABE

Hannah Gill Tech CABE


I really enjoyed doing the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Building Control Technical Support with TTD, and found it very useful, I now use the skills learnt on a daily basis which has definitely widened my technical Building Control knowledge.

Dave is a great support and always at the end of the phone if you need him.

I found it difficult doing my course being at home during the lockdown period but as TTD uses Moodle the course was available 24/7 but I did it and I’m very proud of myself.

Thank you for your help Dave.

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