Course Advice

020 3757 3000

Construction and Engineering

For people aiming for a career in painting and decorating, this course is an excellent place to start. You will get the opportunity to develop skills in wood working, plastering, painting and decorating, bricklaying, wall and floor tiling, while also learning about core subject areas such as health and safety, and working and communicating effectively in the construction trades. In addition, you will develop skills in joints; fit architrave and skirting; fit ironmongery to an internal door; use plaster materials to produce moulds; plaster a ceiling, walls and corners; apply paint to substrates; apply wallpapers to substrates; prepare substrates for painting and decorating; build a block wall, brick wall and cavity wall; and tile floors and walls.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs) Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above

    Assessment Method

    Synoptic practical assessments and multiple online exams.

    Aims of the course

    To promote high quality learning that meets the demands of the construction industry.

    Progression Opportunities

    Having successfully completed this course, you could progress to Level 2 Building Maintenance, for example, or choose to pursue another construction qualification, including an apprenticeship.

    Facilities

    The course is 20% theory (classroom based) and 80% practical (workshop based) plus a minimum of one week's work experience.

    Career Options

    Progression on to Level 2 Painting and Decorating or an Apprenticeship

    What can I earn as a construction worker? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified construction worker you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example: Bricklayers start on around £17,000 a year and can earn £27,000 with 3-5 years' experience Plumbers start on around £18,000 a year and can earn £30,000 with 3-5 years' experience Construction supervisors start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience

    If you're interested in a career in construction, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with major construction companies, our courses include valuable work experience opportunities, helping to prepare you for your first role in this exciting industry. To find out more go to https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/construction or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

Venue Deptford Bridge
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 07/09/2020
End Date 02/07/2021

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 2,711 p/year
24+ £2,711 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

Painters and decorators

£27,000

Vehicle paint technicians

£36,000

Glass and ceramics makers, decorators and finishers

£22,000

Dan Sherwood

I’ve learnt that the best thing you can do is get your head down, work hard and put in the hours – it’s worth it.

Omobolaji Raimi

Omobolaji Raimi

It was not easy to get a job in the engineering industry, so I continued with some short courses and agency work to get more experience. This really helped me to stand out in interviews and enabled me to secure a permanent role.

Oluwagbemi Oladimeji

Oluwagbemi Oladimeji

Passion, discipline and dedication are the watchwords of being successful – not only in this industry but also in being a better human.

Saffron Waller

Saffron Waller

Everyone is really lovely and really encouraging. I’ve got good teachers – they’re nice people and they don’t talk down to students.

Key information

We want to get you on a course and working towards your career as soon as possible. But there are some things you need to know...

Open Days Campuses Enrolment Fees & Finance FAQs

Contact Us

Get the help you need. Our Advice Team is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Email Us Call Us

Apply Now

Search for a course or your favourite subject, find more information and begin your application.

snapcode

Do you have a course query and need us to contact you?

This field is required
This field is required
This field is required.
Required field
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
This field is required.
This field is required.
Invalid Input

Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/