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Brickwork

These courses are ideal if you would like to follow a career path in brickwork. You will study in our Colin Daniels Construction Centre which is a dedicated facility for all construction crafts, with well-equipped workshops carrying a wide range of tools and appropriate materials.

Our expert tutors will teach you all aspects of the building trade and prepare you to enter the industry at a highly skilled level. You will gain the skills and confidence to secure employment in this area,  whether it be on commercial developments, starting your own construction company or working in a supervisory or management role.

Why choose us?

  • Employer links
    We have close links with a number of local and national employers such as Vinci Construction, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Cruden Construction. These links enable us to secure you valuable work placement and apprenticeship opportunities.
  • Work placement
    Our students benefit from fantastic work placement opportunities with a range of employers. Most recently, our students have assisted with Vinci Construction’s £69 million Warrington Time Square redevelopment, and with All Saints Church’s restoration, a huge conservation project funded by the National Lottery.
  • Trips and visits
    Local trips are planned to see a variety of different architecture and construction technologies. Previous trips have included Port Sunlight Village, Albert Dock and Liverpool Cathedral.
  • Facilities
    Your lessons will take place in our fully equipped, purpose-built workshop and classrooms at our Warrington campus. Our partnerships with leading employers means we often receive extremely generous donations, ensuring our students have access to the best bricks and tools.

Career options

With hard work and relevant experience you could soon be working your way up the career ladder within the construction industry. You may wish to become a construction site supervisor, or move into ‘white collar’ roles such as estimating or surveying. With a government target of 300,000 new homes to be built per year, the earning potential in this sector is incredible.

Careers

  • Architect
  • Bricklayer
  • Building Maintenance
  • Building Surveyor
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Self-employed
  • Site Manager
  • Teacher

Meet our Brickwork tutor, Andrew Atkin:

Meet our students

Meet current brickwork student Connor EvansConnor Evans finds the tutors to be incredibly supportive and knowledgeable, leading by example with their professional experience of the trade.

“They are not scared to pick up a trowel and get stuck in to help you rather than just telling you. The tutors will prepare you for working on a construction site and offer advice and guidance on securing an apprenticeship if that is what you want.”

Connor’s dream is to set up his own family run construction company with his brother – he is even hoping that his younger brother will follow the family tradition by enrolling on this course!

 

Meet our alumni

One of the college’s greatest success stories is previous student Ashley Terron who took home the top prize for bricklaying at the global Worldskills competition in 2013, the “Olympics” of vocational training. Ashley, who works as an Area Construction Manager for Redrow Homes, is now an assistant training manager for Worldskills UK. He was also named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List of 2014 and awarded The British Empire Medal for ‘Service to Skills’.