If you like the idea of working with your hands or building things, then why not join one of our construction courses? Test out a trade or learn some new skills. And with all the hands-on experience you get at Nacro, you’ll be well prepared for a job at the end of it.

Age groups

14-16, 16-18, 19+

What courses can I choose?

CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
Skills for Employment in the Construction IndustriesE3, 1 & 2Award, certificate or diplomaCity & Guilds

About this course

Our Construction course allows learners to develop a variety of skills including trowel operations. Students will be taught tool identification, cavity walling, corner building, block work and plastering. We also offer an engaging joinery course where students can build their own models. Our course includes functional skills throughout to ensure the student have relevant industry knowledge.

What qualification will I have?

Depending on which course you take, you’ll have an award, a certificate or a diploma.

How do I complete the course?

You’ll be assessed through a portfolio and your practical skills.

What can I do next?

With your qualification, you can apply for a job in general construction, such as labouring or plastering. Alternatively you can take a related course at a higher level or apply for an apprenticeship in a related work area.

Career Opportunities?

  • General construction Labouring / Plastering
  • Construction plant operator
  • Road worker
  • Demolition operative
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders merchant
  • Yard person
  • Warehouse worker
  • Forklift driver
  • Construction plant hire advisor