London is where exciting construction happens, from urban regeneration projects to new iconic landmarks.

Our construction workshops are among the largest in London and are equipped with the latest building tools and machinery to help you build your career in the industry. On our courses, you’ll have the chance to learn skills in bricklaying, carpentry, joinery, painting and decorating, electrical installation, plumbing, and other building services.

We also work with Job Centre Plus to provide a course in brickwork. This enables people who are unemployed to obtain a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card, which allows them access to work on construction sites.

Our Construction Courses and Apprenticeships

The School of Construction at CONEL offers progression from Level 1 to Level 3.

We offer courses and apprenticeships in:

  • Basic Construction
  • Bricklaying
  • Dry Lining
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Construction – Multi-skills
  • Electrical Installations
  • Plumbing and Heating

Top benefits of construction courses and apprenticeships at CONEL College

  • Job Centre Plus programmes in brickwork have proven successful in delivering employability skills
  • Our construction courses offer constructive, supportive and timely feedback, which helps students improve
  • Progress in workshops and classrooms shows most students will go on to achieve success in their chosen career path
  • Students take pride in their work and become confident and self-assured as they learn
  • Reviews of work placements are positive, with employers complimentary of students’ work

Take a look at our free Construction short courses if you're not ready for a full time course!


If you are unsure which course or level is right for you, we offer a free information, advice and guidance service across both our centres - please click here for more information.

How much do construction workers earn?

If you choose to study one of our construction or plumbing courses, you could eventually land roles such as:

Plumber: Hourly Pay L14.05, Weekly Pay L590, Annual Pay L30,680

Carpenter: Hourly Pay L14.05, Weekly Pay L590, Annual Pay L30,680

Bricklayer: Hourly Pay L12.09, Weekly Pay L520, Annual Pay L27,040

Painter/Decorator: Hourly Pay L11.40, Weekly Pay L490, Annual Pay L25,480

Electrician: Hourly Pay L13.95, Weekly Pay L600, Annual Pay L31,200

Building Surveyor: Hourly Pay L20.26, Weekly Pay L790, Annual Pay L41,080


Success Stories

Harley Caplin

Harley produced all of his work to the highest possible standards and achieved Distinctions in all of his unit assessments. From the start he was highly committed and always arrived...








I really enjoy my course. For the future I want to move to the next level for bricklaying. I also want to get into the plumbing and electrical side of things.

Charlotte Farkas Bricklaying Diploma Level 2

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