Moorlands College, Barnsley for Apprenticeships in General Construction

Moorlands College

moorlands college wall building tarmac layingMoorlands College in Barnsley is a Training Centre for our Construction Apprentices. It provides a base for training in both the theoretical and practical areas of construction. Our reputation and success rates for qualifications leading to employment is well above the current national average.

In the first ten years, Moorlands Colleges qualification results were exceptionally high and included over 630 redundant miners. The vast majority of our trainees are now in paid employment with companies in the Barnsley area.

Apprenticeships for 16-24 years

Are you aged 16-24?

Do you want to kick-start your career in the Construction Industry AND gain an NVQ Level 2 Qualification?

If the answer is YES…

the General Construction Apprenticeship may be the perfect opportunity to build your career!

General Construction Apprenticeship

general construction apprenticeships diversityThe Apprenticeship in General Construction is available to learners aged 16-24 who want to gain qualifications towards taking their first steps to beginning their career within the Construction Industry.

This is a 12 month apprenticeship where you will carry out both theory and practical tasks to gain your qualification including:

  • Health & Safety, Communication
  • Concreting
  • Bloc Paving
  • Fencing
  • Ground Work
  • Wood Work
  • Brick Work
  • General Labouring
  • Refurbishment Projects
  • Customer Relations
  • Reinstating
  • Drainage & Civil Engineering
  • Work Area Protection, Signs & Barriers


The General Construction Apprenticeship leads to the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Construction Operations & Civil Engineering Services – Construction Operations – General Construction
  • Level 2 Diploma in Construction Operations – General Construction
  • Level 1 Award in Employee Rights & Responsibilities

Other Qualifications available:

  • Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills Maths Qualification
  • Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills English Qualification

Will I get a wage?

All apprentices are paid the National Minimum Wage, all rates can be found on the government website. If you gain an Apprenticeship, you will be working 30-37 hours per week. This will vary depending on which construction site you are working on or what jobs you are undertaking.

How to apply

To apply for an Apprenticeship in General Construction please download and complete the Application Form below.

Find out more

If you’d like more information or have any questions regarding the course, please call.

Call 01226 785494

Alternatively fill in the form below. We look forward to hearing from you.