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SkillBuild Competition Winners for College

Published 27 June
Bricklaying courses,
Construction courses,
Plastering courses

Two Construction students are celebrating their success in the recent regional SkillBuild competition, both winning first place in the Brickwork and Plastering categories.

Lewis Christy, a plastering student and Michael Bannier, a Year 1 Brickwork Apprentice, both competed in regional heats held at Leeds College of Building, as part of the national SkillBuild competition, both securing first place against candidates from other regional colleges.

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Lewis Christy, Plastering Student
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Michael Bannier, Brickwork Apprentice

SkillBuild, delivered by CITB, is the largest multi-trade skills competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices.

Steve Syers, a Plastering lecturer said “I am really proud and pleased for Lewis. He did really well in the competition and worked hard all day and reaped the rewards. Well done Lewis!”

About Michael’s win, Kevin Wilcox, a lecturer in Bricklaying commented, “I and the Construction Team are very pleased for Michael on his achievement. Michael was competing against other colleges from Yorkshire and the North East with older and more experienced students. A huge well done to Michael.”

It’s now a waiting game for the next stage of the competition, as both Lewis and Michael’s regional qualifier heat results are placed into a national league table and the top eight competitors from all trades then compete in the three-day final, which takes place in Edinburgh in November 2022.

If you are interested in studying a Construction trade whether that’s in Brickwork, Plastering, Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical, Painting & Decorating or Plumbing, then applications for this September are still open. For more information visit:

BricklayingLevel 1, Level 2
Carpentry & JoineryLevel 1, Level 2
Construction Trades (Multi-skills)Level 1
Electrical InstallationLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Painting & DecoratingLevel 1, Level 2
PlasteringLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
PlumbingLevel 1, Level 2
Bricklayer ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Carpentry & Joinery Advanced ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Carpentry & Joinery ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Painter & Decorator ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Plasterer ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Brickwork - IntroductionTue 21 February 2023
Dry Stone Walling - IntroductionSat 25 March 2023
Joinery - IntroductionTue 25 April 2023
Joinery - WorkshopTue 31 January 2023
Painting & Decorating - IntroductionThu 27 April 2023
Painting & Decorating (Construction Skills) Level 1 CertificateFri 24 March 2023
Plastering - IntroductionSat 25 February 2023
Plastering (Construction Skills) Level 1 CertificateThu 23 March 2023
Wallpapering – IntroductionThu 2 March 2023
Building Services Engineering - Electrotechnical Engineering T Level New CourseLevel 3
Building Services Engineering - Plumbing & Heating Engineering T Level New CourseLevel 3
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