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.

Please see our separate listings for Electrical Installation and Carpentry & Joinery.

 

Esther Dickson

Esther Dickson

Level 2 Painting & Decorating
Previous school: Telford College

My favourite thing that I’ve studied is decorative skills, which involve doing different techniques like stencilling and marbling. It’s quite intricate work and it was a challenge to learn, but I’m really proud of what I’ve done. You’ve just got to try new techniques out and know that you’re going to learn how to do it successfully when you’ve got a tutor as friendly and helpful as my tutors. My dream is to have my own interior design studio, specialising in working with small spaces and proving that you don’t need a lot of room to have a great home.

Andrew Holloway

Andrew Holloway

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.

Charlie Meredith

Charlie Meredith

Level 1 Brickwork
Previous school: Thomas Adams School

I'm in my second year of brickwork and I've been learning a lot about attention to detail. I've got a part-time job on building sites on Mondays and Fridays where I work on extensions, new builds, renovations - anything you can think of really. At college, we learn the techniques and at work, I get to put them into practice.

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