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Carpentry and Joinery

As the economy recovers and new building projects take shape across the civil engineering and house-building sectors, it’s a great time to train to be a carpenter. Take a look at West Bromwich, where a new shopping centre, state-of-the-art office space, a hotel, cinema and leisure centre are all part of the multi-million pound regeneration project. Then take a look at our modern training workshops, complete with all the space and facilities to train you in the skills you’ll need!

Painting and Decorating

If you want to gain entry into the construction industry with a highly practical course, painting and decorating could well be your ideal choice. Hiring a professional decorator is money well spent for people who want to ensure the very best results.

We can offer you qualifications which are well respected within the industry and will lead to a fulfilling career, as well as perfecting your DIY techniques.

With top class training facilities in our college, you’ll soon have everything covered, from priming and preparing through to specialist paint finishes.


Train to be a Plasterer and we’ll provide you with excellent facilities to learn the skills the building industry needs.

With our plastering diploma success rates well above average, it’s time to give your construction career the perfect finish.


If you want to study a course that can lead to good wages and the chance to run your own business, plumbing is a smart choice. And there’s no better place to learn it than the modern facilities you’ll find in Central Campus.

You don’t need previous experience – you just need to be serious about a career as a plumber. Dealing with leaky pipes, water systems and drainage is a key part of the job, so you need to be a practical person and good at problem solving.

You can also be confident that the qualification you will be working towards is well respected in the whole construction industry.



Do you want to learn a new career-changing or money-saving skill? A tiling qualification can help you get a new job if you’re just starting out, or earn a higher salary if you’re already working in the field of construction.

Purpose-built tiling bays have been installed in our brand new college, simulating kitchen and bathrooms, to give you hands-on experience. So you’ll get top class training in state-of-the-art facilities!

On our tiling courses we’ll teach you to:
– Identify and prepare different background surfaces
– Understand types of tiles and their suitability for different applications
– Understand how to set out wall and floor tiling correctly
– Practice tile cutting using a selection of hand and power tools and dry and wet cutters
– Fix tiles to walls and floors and tile around obstacles such as windows, electrical sockets, switches, and sanitary ware
– Apply and finish grout to walls and floors.

All tiling equipment, tools and materials are provided for you during the course.

Courses available


Explore career paths

“I find the support from the tutor expectational and  am developing my skills to progress my career as a professional painter and decorator” – Alla

“Sandwell College opened doors for me, the teachers are so friendly and helpful. I’ve enjoyed learning here so much and picked up some great skills for my future.”


£28-40K per year

Construction Site Supervisor Potential Salary

£15K-£40K per year

Carpenter/Plumber Potential Salary


Average Salary

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*

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