Planning your future? There’s never been a better time to join the construction industry.
It’s boom time for building! If you’re inspired by the places where we live, work, travel and play, the construction industry is looking to recruit young people with recognised trade qualifications and the practical skills that count.
As a Reaseheath construction student you can build a range of skills in three distinct trade areas – brickwork, joinery, or plastering, while getting the vital ‘hands-on’ experience that employers want. Our industry-led full time and apprenticeship courses are the perfect foundation for a rewarding career as you will learn your craft alongside professional tradespeople.
If you want to make a lasting impact by building functional environments for an expanding population – your future starts with us!
- Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork
- Level 1 Diploma in Joinery
- Level 1 Diploma in Plastering
- Level 1 Diploma in Floor and Wall Tiling
- Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating
- Level 1 Diploma in Construction Multi-skills
- Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork
- Level 2 Diploma in Joinery
- Level 2 Diploma in Plastering
- Level 3 Diploma in Brickwork
- Level 3 Diploma in Joinery
- Level 3 Diploma in Plastering
- Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
- Apprenticeships in Construction (brickwork or carpentry and joinery)
- Level 2 Apprenticeship in Property Maintenance
Current job role: Building Inspector for NHBC
Previous courses: Level 1, 2, 3 Diplomas in Brickwork 2010 – 2013
Degree in Construction Management and Surveying 2016 Wolverhampton University
“My job takes me to new build constructionsites all over the north west. I work for the UK’s biggest warranty and insurance provider and I’m one of a team who ensure that construction standards are met at all stages and authorise the 10 year Buildmark warranty at completion.
“Essentially we drive up building standards and make sure that the buyer is protected. It’s a responsible job and you need a practical understanding of how all the trades work plus knowledge of planning and building compliance.
“The built environment needs professionals who are properly trained and multi- disciplined. Reaseheath Construction prepares students well to go into the industry. The tutors care about delivering good practical skills but also teach about site discipline.”
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Why study Construction at Reaseheath?
Learn your trade in 3 fantastic, spacious workshops that are all stocked with top quality equipment.
Benefit from cutting-edge resources and modern materials thanks to our partnerships with leading suppliers and allied businesses.
You’ll be supported by our team of highly qualified staff who have extensive industry experience.
94% of our construction students progress to work in the industry and you’ll develop your practical skills, knowledge and employability through ‘on-the-job’ work placements.
Gain ‘hands-on’ experience as part of the
on-going project work we carry out with local businesses and organisations and enjoy fun team and confidence building activities to raise money for charity.
You’ll have the opportunity to gain the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), which proves that you have the qualifications needed to work on-site. You won’t get a job with a recognised company without one!
Where could your career take you?
Construction is a growth industry which means that there are plenty of varied careers to choose from once you’re qualified. Many of which involve working in different locations and workplaces.
We offer a wide range of trade routes and on completing your studies you will enter the industry as a qualified tradesperson. Once you have the relevant experience you can progress to professional roles.
Some popular trade career options in this sector include:
- Business owner
- Bench joiner
- Site joiner
If you want to fully understand how the construction sector works from the inside out, our Level 3 Built Environment Diploma opens up a range of professional career options as well progression into higher level study.
Professional roles in the construction sector include:
- Project manager
- Site manager
- Quantity surveyor
- Contracts manager
Your Reaseheath experience
You’ll benefit from our links with leading national and international companies and gain valuable insight with on-site visits and trips to building shows such as Eco Build and The Skills Show. You can also put your skills, technical ability and time management to the test by going head-to-head with the nation’s most talented young tradespeople in SkillBuild and WorldSkills UK competitions.
Organised by CITB, SkillBuild is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for trainees and apprentices. You could even be selected for the national finals and go on to compete internationally at EuroSkills and the WorldSkills global finals. This year we have a joinery student representing us at the SkillBuild national final at WorldSkills UK.
Jobs in construction are well paid and the opportunities for career progression are excellent. From building new homes or restoring heritage buildings to working on large sites or individual home extensions, this sector will offer you plenty of career options.
You can strengthen your employability skills by working towards the additional awards we offer such as the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) which proves that you have the required training and qualifications for working on-site. Gaining additional qualifications is fantastic for your personal development and looks great on your CV!
Earn while you learn
As a Reaseheath construction apprentice you’ll get to earn while you learn while building up your technical knowledge and industry skills.
Based mainly in the workplace, you’ll attend college on block or day release where our specialist staff will train you in our fully equipped workshops. You will strengthen your understanding of the construction industry as a whole and get the chance to specialise in brickwork, carpentry and joinery or plastering.
Our apprentices work for many companies including Faber Construction, AP Builders, Hayes Builders LTD, Hewitt Developments, Nantwich Building Services, Smilers Construction Ltd, Nick Proctor Building and Joinery Services and PG Mullocks.
“Due to our continued use of Reaseheath College as our preferred training provider, our apprentices have enjoyed a thorough training over the last decade.
“Each apprenticeship is tailored to ensure maximum retention and to develop the knowledge our trainees need to achieve their aspirations. We would recommend Reaseheath to any business who wishes to have a top quality staff.”
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