City & Guilds L1 Qualification in Multi-Skills Construction

City & Guilds L1 Qualification in Trade-Specific Bricklaying

City & Guilds L1 Qualification in Trade-Specific Carpentry

Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (CSCS)

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, tiling and plastering. 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 Ireson 2018


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.

Gary Smith 2023


Gary is a Senior Tutor at St Eds, specialising in Bricklaying. Gary has worked on many different areas of construction, from renovation to new build, before moving into the teaching and assessing Bricklaying and Small Tools training. In his spare time, Gary enjoys going for dog walks with the family, in the countryside and at the coast.

Martin Allard 2019

Martin – Tiling and Plastering

Martin is also a Vocational Instructor, who is multi-skilled. He teaches Tiling and Plastering as part of the Multi-Skilled Construction course. He is and was self-employed for a long period as a Plasterer, 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.

Lee Frost 2021

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 Connell 2022

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.

Carl Robertson 2023

Carl – Bricklaying

Carl is a Vocational Tutor at St Eds, specialising in Bricklaying. He is extremely passionate about inspiring the next generation in the industry, and specialises in the Trade-Specific Bricklaying course. Carl has had his own construction company for over 30 years.

Adam Tallent 2023

Adam – Plumbing

Adam is a Vocational Instructor at St Eds, specialising in Plumbing. Adam has a wealth of experience in the construction industry, as well as working with young people as a Project Coordinator. Adam enjoys playing all sports, mostly football and is a Norwich City fan.

Think that a course in CONSTRUCTION may be for you? Then we would love to hear from you!

Get in touch with us today and tell us all about yourself.