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National College still cannot enrol students

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THE NATIONAL Construction College has still not had its ban on enrolling new trainees lifted.

Construction's biggest trainer is suspended following a City & Guilds inspection and industry sources said the ban had spread to scores of other trainers across the country.

One training expert said: 'The NCC is the highest-profile case, but there are a lot of other training centres that have failed City & Guilds inspections.

'There are a lot of problems with training centres but the general feeling is that City & Guilds is cracking down too hard.' Training cent res that fail inspections cannot pass students without using an external verifier. The verifiers are organised via City & Guilds and charge up to £260 a day.

City & Guilds declined to comment on the suspensions.