Our building and decorating study programmes are delivered by tutors with extensive knowledge of the construction and building industry sectors and their professional expertise is valued by our students. There are excellent facilities, with training areas designed to simulate the working environment.
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.
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.
As well as Further Education courses for school leavers and evening courses for adult (19+ learners), Apprenticeships in brickwork, property maintenance and decorating are also available, allowing students to earn while they learn, as well as experiencing first-hand experience in a construction environment and 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.