At our dedicated construction centres you can build your career in construction and learn a hands-on skilled trade that will prepare you for the industry.
Across our sites we offer training in all the main construction trades including courses and apprenticeships in bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, electrical installation, plastering and plumbing.
There are fantastic opportunities to showcase your skills at competitions and get involved in real-life projects, which will help you develop your CV and enhance your employability. You’ll be supported by industry experienced tutors and have the opportunity to complete an industry placement, which will help to develop your employability skills and build your network of contacts.
You’ll learn all the key skills for being a Bricklayer: constructing half brick and solid walling, cavity walls, arches and solid wall piers, decorative fireplaces and chimney stacks. Others include trowel skills, brick bonding and building complex masonry. Alongside practical skills you’ll also study health, safety and welfare and site procedures in construction. You’ll meet key employers in the trade and carry out work experience.
Our construction centre offers an industry-standard learning environment where each trade has its own workshop space, fitted with both individual booths and large workspaces. After successfully completing one of our industry- recognised qualifications you can pursue a career in the building industry as a plasterer or further your knowledge and experience with an apprenticeship.
You’ll learn how to use wood machinery and power tools, explore timber technology, timber floor and roofing techniques, modern truss roof construction, all aspects of kitchen fitting, building partition walls and fitting door linings and fitting doors.
You will gain hands-on knowledge and skills of domestic electrical installations allowing you to work towards a career as an electrician. You will need to achieve a Level 2 and Level 3 course as well as a competency based qualification to be a fully qualified electrician.
Our plumbing courses will prepare you for work in the domestic and industrial sectors. You’ll learn a range of practical skills-based units, depending on the level of the course, plus a variety of bending and jointing techniques, fitting central heating systems, fitting underfloor heating, environmental technologies and gas. Our students also enjoy visits to local employers where they see real-life projects in action.