Located in Stratford, East London, the BCC has a long tradition of delivering high quality education and training in building crafts and conservation.
Information for all students, new and returning as of 09 September 2021
Start of term is w/c 13 September. All students whether new or returning (16-18 and 19+) should have recieved their enrolment instructions by now. If you have not had it please check your Junk Folder and then mark the contact who wrote to you as a Safe Sender. If you still do not have anything from us, please call the College on 020 8522 1705 and ask for Admissions.
Please note: your start date might not be the Monday so please keep an eye out for this email as it will confirm your start date and future class timings.
You will be asked to bring with you Proof of ID and original copies of your GCSE results (if you are 16-18 or starting an Apprenticeship).
You will also be asked to take a Lateral Flow Covid Test before coming to College. Please note that we will ask for proof that you have a negative result. Anyone displaying symptoms or with a positive result should not attend College but follow the latest Government guidelines to self isolate.
You do not need to buy any tools to start a new course at the BCC but you will need a pair of steel toe capped boots. Please choose boots rather than trainer types as they offer more protection. We would advise that you buy the most comfortable you can afford as there will be a lot of standing at workbenches during your time with us. Entry to the Workshops will be denied to anyone not wearing these boots.
We look forward to welcoming you to the BCC.
CALL 020 8522 1705 to find out more or CLICK HERE to apply now, register interest in a course or request further information.
Whether you are leaving school or want to learn specialist skills for a rewarding new career, we have the course for you. Please note: apprenticeships can only be applied for via your existing employer in the relevant trade. Please reularly check your Junk Folder for replies from the College.
We are immensely proud of the career opportunities that open up to our learners as they complete their training at the college. Many go on to work for top employers in the built environment, craft and heritage sectors, while others learn the skills to develop their own successful businesses. Read our students’ success stories here.
Please click here to view job and apprenticeship vacancies from some of the brilliant companies we work with.
The BCC Summer School runs Monday to Friday for two weeks from 16th August until 27th August. We have a range of courses on offer including:
An Introduction to Furniture Making – 10 days
An introduction to Bench Joinery – 10 days
An introduction to Wood Carving – 5 days
An introduction to Wood Turning – 5 days
A Beginner’s Taster Course in Stone Carving – 1 day
Click to see more details for each
The BCC has a national reputation for excellence in stonemasonry education and training. Each year, over 50 stonemasons are trained and qualified to work in the industry. *Please note, all course descriptions are liable to change without notice.
The Construction Department offers training in a range of sectors within the construction industry, from site-based trades to fitting out the interiors of buildings, as well as construction management and maintenance operations. *Please note, all course descriptions are liable to change without notice.
APPRENTICESHIPS CAN ONLY BE APPLIED FOR IF YOU ARE ALREADY EMPLOYED IN THE TRADE. The College offers a range of apprenticeships across all areas of study. *Please note, all course descriptions are liable to change without notice.
A number of conservation courses are available at the Building Crafts College including the renowned Foundation Degree in Historic Building in partnership with Kingston University. *Please note, all course descriptions are liable to change without notice.
The College offers a wide range of Carpentry & Joinery courses including Fine Woodwork, Bench Joinery, Shopfitting Bench Work and Site Carpentry. *Please note, all course descriptions are liable to change without notice.
See our specialist workshops in person and on film. More information on drop-in days and other ways to see around the college.
The Building Crafts College commits to using the small group tuition funding that it has been given to provide maths and English and vocational support to mitigate against the impact of the pandemic on our study programme students.
For more information click here
We will add useful information and correspondence to employers from the Principal here. Please click to find the latest, dated 9th February 2021
Watch this space for events and shows planned for 2021, including the postponed course on the Repair & Maintenance of Traditional Buildings, in partnership with Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich