Careers in Construction

Careers in Construction

Studying Construction at Barnsley College will enable you to develop skills for a wide range of careers including: Architect, Building Surveyor, Site Manager, Bricklayer, Builder, Carpenter, Joiner, Painter and Decorator, Plasterer, Plumber, Wall and Floor Tiler, Site Supervisor.

pathways_icon Our Construction pathways.


of Construction students went on to work or further study after completing their course.

All students have access to:

Student Profile

Jessica Heath

Painting and Decorating Decorative Finishing Level 2 Apprenticeship

“I want to own my own business, and continue on to Level 3 next year.”

Shelley College

Student Profile

Luke Herring

Plastering Level 2 Full-time

“I really enjoy the practical and hands-on nature of this course and I am learning new skills and techniques every week which are relevant to the plastering trade. The tutors are really friendly and provide help whenever you need it.”

Ecclesfield School

Reasons to join us at Barnsley College

Reason 1

You will learn in our fantastic new Construction Centre which has innovative and inspiring work areas with industry led equipment.

Reason 2

You will have the opportunity to undertake work experience within the industry, providing you with further skills for your future career.

Reason 3

We have a ground-breaking Think Low Carbon Centre, which showcases existing and future environmental technologies.

Reason 4

We will offer you access to the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) Labourer Green Card which is now a requirement for anyone wanting to enter a construction site.

Reason 5

You will get an opportunity to showcase your skills are regional and national events in recognised trade competitions, including SkillBuild.