If you work quickly and accurately with your hands and want to develop a career in construction, our courses will give you the industry-recognised skills in your chosen trade, enabling you to work towards becoming a master craftsperson as a bricklayer, carpenter or joiner, or painter and decorator. With the housing market booming and confidence in the economy returning, the construction industry’s growth will rely on skilled tradespeople.
Whether you are looking to get a first job in the construction industry, a change of career or just want to learn new skills for a DIY project, we have a course for you.
Students progress from a Level 1 to Level 2 Diploma and then to employment or an apprenticeship. We also offer an HNC in Construction and the Built Environment, which can be enhanced within the last six months of study to a Higher Apprenticeship.
- Higher Education
- Basic Brickwork
- Basic Plastering
- Level 1 C&G Diploma in Bricklaying (6705-13)
- Level 1 C&G Diploma in Painting & Decorating (6707-13)
- Level 2 C&G Diploma in Bricklaying (6705-23)
- Level 2 C&G Diploma in Painting & Decorating (6707-23)
- Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment
HNC in Construction & the Built Environment
Previous Institution: Shrewsbury Academy
I wanted a complete change in career and had always considered becoming an architect. When I came to an SCG Open Evening, tutors suggested the route of Higher Education in Construction. It is a great hands-on course and I especially enjoyed learning about CAD, as this is a skill I need to become an architect.
Level 1 Bricklaying
Previous school: Sir John Talbots
I wanted to do a trade and bricklaying was the one I enjoyed the most. It is a fun and practical subject that is very hands-on. We have all the equipment we need. I would like to move on to get an Apprenticeship in construction.
Level 1 Painting & Decorating
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy
Painting & Decorating is a good trade to train in and offers great business opportunities afterwards. The tutors are good and I have learnt so much here – I have especially enjoyed learning how to wallpaper.
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