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Our construction department has won dozens of awards, prizes and citations over the years for its commitment to excellence.

Recently our students have won the City & Guilds medal for excellence, one of the most prestigious in the UK, as well as regional and national SkillBuild competitions. Students have also gained extremely competitive places on heritage projects such as Windsor Castle through the Prince’s Trust. All our students undertake work experience and this gives them a real insight into the industry, and into their career options. Indeed, many of our students progress to full time jobs and apprenticeships after their successful time at college.

Today a student, tomorrow a… Architect, Bricklayer, Electrician, General Construction Operative, Joiner, Painter and Decorator, Plasterer, Quantity Surveyor, Town Planner, Project Manager or Civil Engineer.

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APPRENTICES have given it their all and now face an agonising wait to find out if they have been crowned the country’s top trainee.   This year the Painting and Decorating Association’s (PDA) Apprentice/Trainee of the Year competition brought together 18 apprentices from all over the country to battle it out for the prestigious title. […]

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College student wins prestigious award

Accrington and Rossendale College student wins prestigious award On Tuesday 17th April, level two Painting and Decorating apprentice, Megan Talbot, took home second place for the Johnstone’s Paints Young Painter of the Year award. Now in its 14th year, Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year is a prestigious painting and decorating competition which aims to […]

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Accrington and Rossendale College hold annual awards evening to celebrate apprentices On Thursday 8th March 2018, Accrington and Rossendale College held their annual awards evening to celebrate the achievements of their apprentices. “The awards evening takes place as a means to celebrate the success of our apprentices,” said Lynda Mason, Interim Principal, “We are very […]

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Accrington and Rossendale College Apprentices bring the 85 year old firestation building back to life Carpentry apprentices from Accrington and Rossendale College have been working with Hambling Construction to bring life back to the old fire station in Accrington Town Centre with a £2 million refurbishment of the grade II listed building. The building, which […]

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Thomas Belcher Brickwork Level 3 What are your plans for after college? Keep working as an apprentice at Antplant Construction. What are your career aspirations? I want to take over the company Why did you choose to study at Accrington & Rossendale College? It’s a good college for construction. A lot of people from my […]

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Scott attended college initially as a first year Bricklaying apprentice, employed by his father  He excelled in all his practical and theory studies and was a model student who was always polite and attentive and a pleasure to teach On completion of his trade qualifications at level 3 and full advanced apprenticeship framework achievement, Scott […]

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