With a current shortage of skilled tradesman in the UK, now is a great time to learn Bricklaying as a trade. Eastleigh College staff have over 100 years combined bricklaying and general building experience, as well as a combined 50 years’ experience teaching the trade. Typical careers within this industry include civil engineering, site management, site agents, and building inspection. There is the potential to train for specialist work such as stonemasonry, restoration or conservation, or move into education to teach the next generation of workers. Experienced bricklayers could even go on to become self-employed or start their own business.
Eastleigh College as a specially-built workshop which allows for plastering, tiling and bricklaying, as well as a number of individual walled bays which can be used for a variety of tasks such as plastering, plasterboard, wall and floor tiling, wallpapering, painting and carpentry.
There is also an outdoor area which can be used for roof tiling, patio and paving. The facilities are constructed to allow for each student to have the space required to complete assessments, as stated by the CITB. In addition to the workshops, the College provides classrooms with computers and projectors, and trade-specific ebooks to aid learning.
Launch of UK-Dutch Logistics Career Colleges network to benefit learners
Eastleigh College is one of only seven FE colleges in the UK to be part of The Career Colleges Trust, which has joined forces with STC International in the Netherlands to launch a pioneering network of specialist logistics colleges.
The rise in online courses helps people and businesses get back on their feet
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact on jobs and businesses, Eastleigh College has experienced an increase in demand for online courses, and we believe these digital, part time professional courses will be pivotal as individuals and employers get back on their feet as people upskill or retrain.