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Construction

OUR CONSTRUCTION CENTRES PROVIDE YOU WITH THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR YOUR FUTURE.

Offered at

Rotherham College Dearne Valley College

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.

Your Pathways

  • Entry Level

    Construction

  • Level 1

    Bricklaying
    Plastering
    Carpentry and Joinery
    Plumbing
    Electrical Installations

  • Level 2

    Bricklaying
    Plastering
    Carpentry and Joinery
    Plumbing
    Electrical Installations
    Bricklaying Apprenticeship
    Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship

  • Level 3

    Bricklaying
    Plastering
    Site Carpentry and Architectural Joinery
    Bench Carpentry and Joinery
    Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship
    Plumbing and Domestic Technician Apprenticeship

     

BY 2025 THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 30,284 JOBS IN CONSTRUCTION IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE.

LIGHTCAST 2022

Get started on
your journey

Study Construction

“I get to learn new skills that will help me get a job doing something I enjoy.”

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Alexei Johnson Level 2 Bricklaying, former student at Wingfield Academy

FUTURE CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION

The construction sector is ideal for those who like working outside, enjoy working practically and use their initiative to get things done.

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Construction Site Supervisor

Average salary - £37,800*

Construction Site Supervisors manage staff and subcontractors on building sites.

Day to day tasks:

Supervise workers and subcontractors, help project managers to plan work, manage orders and deliveries of construction materials, organise staff work schedules, check work is carried out safely, complete records for site reports and attend site management meetings.**

Working environments:

On a construction site.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Bricklayer

Average salary - £28,000*

Bricklayers build houses, repair walls and chimneys and refurbish decorative stonework. They also work on restoration projects.

Day to day tasks:

Measure work areas and set out the first row of bricks, mix mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer, use a trowel to lay bricks and mortar, shape and trim bricks using hammers, chisels and power tools and check that rows are straight using a spirit level.**

Working environments:

On a construction site.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the construction sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Planning
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership

What our students say

“My favourite part of college is the hands-on, practical learning and the staff make it a great environment to be in.”

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Sharoz Hussain Entry Level 1 Joinery, former student at Oakwood High School

“I get to learn new skills that will help me get a job doing something I enjoy.”

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Alexei Johnson Level 2 Bricklaying, former student at Wingfield Academy
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