Construction Skills can be learned on a full-time or part-time basis at the College. You can learn basic DIY skills in one of the evening classes or you can learn a trade on a part-time or day-release basis through the Training for Success/ApprenticeshipsNI programme.
Progression: Once you have your trade, you can take it with you anywhere in the world. You may choose to work for a local firm or become self-employed in your trade area.
Level 3 Wall and Floor Tiling, Newry Campus
John first came to SRC through the Schools Partnership Programme. He sampled joinery, brickwork, plastering and wall and floor tiling.
I really enjoyed the classes and liked the combination of practical and theory work. John began a NVQ Level 2 programme in Wall and Floor Tiling and is currently completing the Level 3 at SRC’s Greenbank Campus.
In 2011 John entered the Skillbuild NI and was placed second. He progressed to the Skillbuild UK finals in Leeds where he produced an exceptional piece of work, which earned him a silver medal. John is now competing to make selection for the Worldskills competition in Leipzig in Germany. As part of the course John is on work placement three days per week which gives him the opportunity to gain valuable skills and experience which he hopes to use in the future to start his own business.
John intends to progress to a Higher National Certificate in Construction, Engineering and Management to gain some further training that will help him become a specialist contractor in wall and floor tiling.