Trowel Trades

Our Trowel Trade Construction courses are aimed at giving you knowledge and skills in Brickwork, Multi-Skills and Plastering.

We offer a range of courses designed for entry and progression in the construction industry, with an industry recognised construction qualification, in response to the growing demand for construction skills.

Our Trowel Trade courses encompass a variety of construction disciplines including Brickwork and Plastering, both of which can be studied either full or part-time. We also offer the opportunity for you to study a range of construction disciplines (Multi-skills) before specialising in your chosen field.

We work closely with the industry to structure our courses to suit your needs, and the ever-changing environment. For those of you already in employment within the construction industry, options exist to study courses on day-release, block-release or evening programmes according to the trade.

Apprenticeships are also available.

All of our full time programmes include opportunities to support and enhance your learning so that you can achieve your goals and ambitions. Students enrol on a Study Programme which individualises their education whilst enhancing their employability skills. A Study Programme is made up of four key elements which include a main vocational qualification, the development of English and maths through the study of GCSE’s or Functional Skills, Work-related learning through work experience and Personal Development Reviews.

Find a course to suit you from the list below. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email

C&G L2 Diploma in Brickwork

1 year full time Level 2 Diploma Award. Core units are: Handle and store materials, Work efficiently. The Trade units are: Setting Out, Constructing Walling Detail plus Health and Safety. Functional Skills in Maths and English will be incorporated into your course along with Personal and Social Development (PSD).

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 2Full Level 2
  • SSt Albans Campus

  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Duration10WK 10 weeks
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

Full time level 1 diploma Award available at Alban Park Campus. Core units are, Safe working practices, Building methods, Blocklaying, Bricklaying, Cavity wall construction & setting out up to DPC Plus Health and Safety. Functional Skills in Calculations (Building)

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

Apprenticeship Opportunities

L2 Apprenticeship in Trowel Occupations

The apprenticeship programme consists of a number of qualifications which include a Technical Certificate, NVQ, key skills in application of number and communication, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and Employer Rights and Responsibilities certificate.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Durationnk nk
  • HOut Of College