Building and Decorating Courses

If you’re practical, good with numbers and work well with your hands…

Our tutors deliver building and decorating study programmes with extensive knowledge of the construction industry sectors. Their professional expertise is valued by our students.

There are excellent facilities on our campuses, with specialised building training areas designed to simulate the working environment.

Career options include:

  • Bricklayer
  • Construction Site Supervisor
  • Multi Trade Operative
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Site Manager

A career in Brickwork and craft masonry offers a wide range of employment opportunities such as working on new builds and refurbishments. Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects.

Painting and Decorating

As a painter and decorator, you would work on a variety of domestic and industrial projects ranging from re-decorating homes to applying heavy-duty finishes to large structures like bridges. On a domestic job, you would use paint, varnishes and wallpaper to decorate rooms. You would follow the householder’s instructions about choice of colour, finishing texture and wallpaper patterns. To be a painter and decorator, you should have good practical and creative skills. You will need to be able to work carefully and pay attention to detail. Sometimes you’ll need a good head for heights.

Professional and Technical Construction

The construction industry is fast moving – techniques and technologies develop rapidly and legislation is always changing – and this is reflected in our course content and delivery.

Our courses are delivered by tutors with extensive knowledge and experience in the industry and their professional expertise is valued by our students. There are excellent facilities, with training areas designed to simulate the working environment. New T Levels in construction subjects are available, whilst apprenticeships are also available, allowing students to earn while they learn, as well as gaining first-hand experience of the industry sector in a working environment.

Professional technical construction and building services programmes provide learners with an excellent opportunity to gain a qualification and develop skills for the construction industry; there are a number of career paths available and many job prospects both locally and nationally.

As well as Further Education courses for school leavers and evening courses for adult (19+ learners), apprenticeships in brickwork and groundworking are also available. These allow students to earn while they learn, as well as experience a construction environment first-hand while gaining the relevant training and education required to become a successful crafts-person in brickwork and other associated trowel trades. Career pathways may include working on new builds and refurbishments, from small domestic projects to major ones such as public buildings.

Bricklaying Level 1/2
Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction Level 3 - T Level
Multi-Skills (Trades) Level 1
Painting and Decorating Level 1/2

What our students say - BrickworkTom Keeble
What our students say - Painting and DecoratingTiffany-Rose Dyer
What our students say - BrickworkAdam Reboul
What our students say - BrickworkLee Gower
What our students say - BrickworkJosh Johnston
What our students say - ContructionKaiylah Scott
What our students say - Multi SkillsHarvey Jackson

Brickwork Intermediate Apprenticeship
GroundworkerLevel 2 Apprenticeship

Bricklaying Certificate in Construction Skills City & Guilds 6219-08 (P/T Evening)
Level 1 Diploma in Construction Skills
Plastering Skills

Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurement
Emergency First Aid At Work
Emergency First Aid at Work - Specific to Working at Height
Professional & Technical ConstructionBSc Programmes
Working at Height