For course advice & bookings call: 0808 100 3245

Industrial Construction is Thriving

Industrial construction contracts increase, join the hype and take a Bricklaying Course!


Looking to get into the world of construction? It seems that industrial construction is on the rise. More and more contracts are being awarded. As you would have thought, residential housing is also on the increase, great news for bricklayers. Population growth means new houses being built all over the country!

The value of all industrial construction contract awards in May 2019 was £614m based on a three-month rolling average. The warehousing and storage sector accounted for the largest share of industrial contracts awards with a 51.5% share.

The residential sector again held the largest share of contract awards in May with an attributable share of 42.3%. Infrastructure was the second largest sector this month with awards share of 17.0%, this was followed by the industrial sector with 11.4% overall.

Construction is a great opportunity for young people to get into! Young people put off construction work is down to the stigma around how much workers earn, therefore don't think its a viable career option. This preconception that construction workers aren't earning is ridiculous. In fact, studies have shown that the average university graduate in England earns £32,000 a year; whereas your average brickie is earning £42,000 a year!

Construction Training:


If you're looking to do some construction training, then you're at the right place. We offer courses in all of the construction trades you can think of.

At Able Skills, we facilitate a great learning environment for construction training. Bricklaying training, for example, is run by our 2 trusted and friendly instructors,  who will help you on the path to starting a career. We even have courses such as our City & Guilds Bricklaying Courses.  Which will give you everything you need to start working once completed.

The Next Step:


Once you have completed a City & Guilds Bricklaying Course and you feel as though you'd like to further your ability and knowledge then upgrade to an NVQ Level 2 course, this Bricklaying Course help you reach that next level, improve your skills and get the help you need to be completely ready to take on the NVQ!

For Experienced Workers:


If you are already an experienced Bricklayer but you want to gain a qualification, then we also offer courses for those Experienced Bricklayers who need NVQ. This course will more of a quick route in terms of preparation towards an NVQ. You will not require an assessed to come to your place of work like a normal NVQ Level Bricklaying Course. Instead, you will have your assessment here on site by one of our instructors. You will need to have worked for at least five years in bricklaying to be eligible for this course.

More information:


Come into our training centre If you are interested in taking one of our  Bricklaying Courses or any other course, anytime between 8:30 - 4:30.  All our courses are flexible and can be taken all in one go, or can be split up. If you cannot avoid prior engagements / can't get time off from work you can take your course over weekends. Alternatively, you can call us for more information, bookings and enquiries at - 0808 100 3245