Students help out at Salvation Army

South Leicestershire College students have been putting their skills to the test this week! Students on Construction courses at the College have designed and built an outdoor storage unit for the Salvation Army in South Wigston. As part of the project, students on the Level 1 Brickwork course have developed a blockwork storage unit whilst […]

Inspiring the next generation of Construction workers!

Construction lecturer Tim Chisolm took a trip to Chilvers Coton Community Nursery this week. Tim visited the group of 39 children who wanted to meet a real life builder. They had the chance to dress in hard hats and high-vis vests as Tim demonstrated how to saw wood. Tim said: “The wood that I cut […]


How colleges can help to address the Construction skills gap

Construction Skills Gap Paul Dancer, Director of Learning and Skills at South Leicestershire College discusses why Apprenticeships are key to developing talent within the Construction sector. “Even in times of political uncertainty, the UK Construction Industry has continued to thrive. According to a report released by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board), output in the West […]


Careers in construction – make your mark on the world…

Imagine finishing a project, stepping back and seeing that you’ve made a real mark on the world. With Construction Apprenticeships, you can do just this. From building a family home to designing urban structures, this is an exciting sector with a huge range of possibilities. You won’t be short of work… The construction sector is […]


Kind donations for College Community Projects

Students from South Leicestershire College have received donations from local businesses to help towards community projects. The kind donations have been received by Rowena Garden Centre, Palmers Garden Centre and Wilkinson’s in Wigston Magna. The students who are currently on Construction courses and Foundation courses have joined forces to work on a horticultural project as Bassett […]


Mum Liz completes our Painting & Decorating course

Mum, Liz Clements from South Wigston in Leicester has recently completed Level 1 & 2 Painting and Decorating Course at South Leicestershire College. Before having her two boys, Liz originally studied a Childcare course, then a Hairdressing course after her GCSEs but decided these career paths weren’t for her. After becoming a Mum, Liz decided […]


Build your career with a Carpentry Course at Harrowbrook Training Centre

If you have the following skills and enjoy woodwork, a carpentry course could be for you: Creativity Taking instructions Good numerical skills Physical strength Manual dexterity There are a variety of opportunities for carpenters in the construction industry from cabinet-maker to bench joiner with an average salary of £27,040. Harrowbrook Training Centre  Located in Harrowbrook […]