The planning, design, construction and maintenance of the built environment requires highly skilled and creative individuals. St-Eds Training Centre provides the knowledge, skills and opportunity for you to become that person.
The Multi-Skilled Construction Course is at beginner level, teaching you how the construction industry works, introducing you to the skills and knowledge required to achieve a successful and well paid career in this dynamic sector. This provides a starting point for anyone wishing to work as a traditional tradesperson/craftsperson, or anyone seeking employment within the planning, management or development of the built environment.
This course covers training in carpentry, bricklaying, painting and decorating, plumbing and tiling. You will learn about the construction process from start to finish. And by working closely with our partner employers and sponsors, you get the opportunity to apply newly-learned skills to real projects.
The trade-specific Bricklaying course provides the student with knowledge of building construction, block laying, cavity wall activities and Health and Safety.
We are also now able to provide a 6 week Health and Safety course, which is suitable for a young person wanting to start a career on a building site and be handed a CSCS card.
“I love when my students have gained the practical skills and knowledge to complete tasks with competence and initiative. This shows they have grown in self-esteem and gained confidence in their abilities. It allows them to complete their assessments to a high standard”.
Mick Ireson – Tutor Manager
Meet Your Tutors
Mick is our Tutor Manager at St-Eds, and has a great passion and talent for this subject. Before he joined us, he worked as a Horticulture tutor, as well as a grounds maintenance operative. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time in his garden, and fishing. Mick is passionate about sharing his knowledge and skills with young people, that will benefit them throughout their lives and their professional careers.
Martin – Tiling
Martin is also a Vocational Instructor, who is multi-skilled. He teaches Tiling, Painting & Decorating and Carpentry as part of the Multi-Skilled Construction course. He is also a skilled Plasterer, and was self-employed for a long period, so has a wealth of knowledge in the building trade. In his spare time he loves to go on long walks and play snooker. Martin is excellent at communicating with young people and is always willing to support their progression.
Dalton – Plastering
Dalton is a Multi-Skills Construction Tutor, primarily focusing on Plastering. Before joining the team at St Eds, Dalton supported young people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, working with them to develop personal, academic and communication skills and reach their full potential. Before this, he worked in building maintenance , and has experience of plastering, stone crafts and general repairs.
Lee – Carpentry
Lee is a Tutor on our Construction courses, with over 25 years in the trade. This includes 19 years in drylining and 6 years in carpentry. He has worked as a contractor for several large construction companies, which has led him to help with the building of many large retail stores across the country.
Al – Painting and Decorating
Al is a Vocational Instructor on our Multi Construction course, with over 10 years in the trade. He has previously worked for some well-known companies, including Travis Perkins. He has skills in Carpentry, Tiling, Fibre Glass, Asbestos, Carpet Fitting and many more.
Jodie – Bricklaying
Jodie is a Vocational Instructor on our Multi Construction course, mainly working in Bricklaying. She originally joined St Eds as a volunteer, then progressed to a 121. She has a background in education, and in her spare time she enjoys doing DIY.