Building & Construction
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

This Practical course will introduce you to the skills of bricklaying and plastering. If you want to become a bricklayer or plaster this is the training you need.

This is a great course for those who know they would like to follow a career in the Construction Industry but are not sure which particular trade to choose.

You will spend half the year learning practical bricklaying skills and the other half learning Plastering.

This is an Entry Level 3 course and the emphasis is on practical skills with elements of theory and Functional Skills. English and Maths are an important part of your training and are essential for you to progress your career in construction.

Learning a trade can give you a good employment base for the rest of your life and there is almost always a need for skilled tradespeople. Your studies will hopefully lead to you achieving NCFE Certificate in Occupational Studies Plastering and an Ascentis Preparation for Employment in Bricklaying.

Entry Requirements

This is an Entry Level 3 course with no formal qualifications required. You must however have a real desire and enthusiasm to learn a trade within the construction industry.

Assessment Method

You will need to meet the course criteria with both practical and basic knowledge requirements.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of this course could lead to a Level 1 course in your preferred trade. Bricklaying or Plastering

Study Methods

This is a practical based course with most of the time spent learning your skills within the workshop along with elements in the classroom.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.