We are keen to encourage young people into construction, develop links with employers and work closely with industry to ensure students gain the essential skills they need to become highly employable in the construction industry. Whether you choose to specialise in Brickwork, Plumbing or Carpentry and Joinery, there are loads of opportunities including working for local, national and international contractors or becoming your own boss!

Ryann Williams, Head of Construction

“During my time at College starting from Level 1 plumbing, I have become more capable and confident in my skills and now after completing my level 3 Plumbing course I have been employed by LMC first as a technician and now as a member of the Estates team. Thanks to the support of the staff members, now my colleagues, I was able to improve both my skills and myself and I continue to do so, working with so many people with various skills and talents.”

Dan Jones, Level 3 Plumbing


Past students have gone on to higher courses in Construction and the Built Environment. Also, many have gained full time employment as plumbing and heating engineers, carpenters and joiners, civil engineers and working in architects’ offices at employers such as Costain, Rogerson, Bowker, Duckett and Russell Armer. From our full time courses in Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Plumbing, Electrical Installations and Apprenticeships, many of our students go on to start their own business both locally and regionally.

Your future career could be..

Bricklayer   £15,000 - £35,000
Kitchen/Bathroom Fitter   £15,000 - £35,000
Plumber   £15,000 - £40,000
Carpenter/Joiner      £16,000 - £40,000
Electrician   £18,000 - £42,000
Site Manager   £38,000 - £46,000



Apprenticeships logoOnce you have gained employment you could start this programme at any time of the year.

What do I need to join?

5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher including Maths and English OR a Level 2 related qualification PLUS grade C/4 or higher in BOTH Maths and English.
Relevant work experience will also be considered
Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

General Information

An apprenticeship in a genuine job, with training, meaning apprentices learn and gain skills and professional competencies in their chosen career, whilst receiving a wage.

Apprenticeships are suitable for well-motivated people who are focussed and know which career path they want to follow. They offer high quality work-based training as an alternative to full time study.

This programme is aimed at people who are employed, or are seeking employment. You will need to be 16 years of age or over. Apprenticeships are available at level 2 and level 3.

From April 2018, the apprenticeship minimum wage is £3.90 per hour. For further information on salaries, visit and search ‘apprenticeships'.

Course Information Sheet

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Department News

Plumbing Apprentice Showcases Skills in Regional Competition

March 06, 2019

Recently Plumbing Apprentice, Brett Wane took part in the North West regional heat of the 2019 HIP U

Billy waltzes along the Lancaster Canal on his ‘Amazing Space’

January 30, 2019

A former Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery student Billy Walden, has recently experienced a taste of sta

Local Residents Develop Students’ Heritage Skills

January 15, 2019

Level 1 Brickwork students from Lancaster & Morecambe College are currently working with local resid

High Hopes for LMC Joinery Students

January 08, 2019

Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery students have recently been working on a bench that will be used by ou

Student Profiles

Billy Walden

January 23, 2019

Course taken: Carpentry & Joinery Level 2 and GCSE Maths & English

Kyle Davies

June 13, 2018

Course taken: Plumbing Level 2

Zachariah Rogers

January 17, 2018

Course taken: Electrical Installation Level 2

Siobhan Fagan

January 17, 2018

Course taken: Electrical Installation Level 2

Josh Clayton

January 17, 2018

Course taken: Level 1 Multiskills

Harry Procter

January 17, 2018

Course taken: Electrical Installation Level 2

Damien Gates

May 23, 2017

Course taken: Electrical Installation Level 3

Alex Barnes

May 23, 2017

Course taken: Electrical Installation Level 3

Joshua Brently

March 21, 2017

Courses taken: Level 1 and Level 2 Brickwork

Andre Vidal

March 21, 2017

Courses taken: Level 1 Multi Skills and Level 2 Brickwork

Angel Byram

October 27, 2016

Courses taken: Level 1 Multiskills, Level 1 and Level 2 Brickwork

Luke Hayhurst

October 25, 2016

Course taken: Plumbing and Heating Level 2

Cameron Bates

October 25, 2016

Course taken: Level 2 Plumbing and Heating

Mark Sawrey

June 07, 2016

Course taken: Level 3 Plumbing

Mark Fearnley

June 07, 2016

Course taken at college: Level 3 Electrical Installation

Marcus Hill

June 07, 2016

Course taken: Level 2 Electrical Installation

Levi Mclennan

June 07, 2016

Course taken: Level 2 Plumbing

Kai Trufitt

June 07, 2016

Course taken: Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery

Jordan Smith

June 07, 2016

Course taken: Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery

Jacob Grime

June 07, 2016

Course taken: Level 2 Brickwork

Bradley Boyd

May 26, 2016

Course taken: Level 1 Plumbing

Bentley Harding

May 26, 2016

Course taken: Level 3 Brickwork
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