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With around 45,000* vacancies available in this sector each year, considering a career in construction could be a sure route to success. The construction industry offers both trade roles like building and carpentry and technical and professional roles like surveying and project management. Working in this wide ranging industry could see you building, designing and managing the major buildings, structures and facilities that define our landscape.

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Career opportunities are available through large construction contractors and smaller specialist employers in the public and private sectors. You could also train to become your own boss and become self-employed. Construction work requires technical skills and can involve working on new buildings and structures, or repairing and restoring existing sites, which means you’ll need to have English and Maths knowledge as well as stamina.

You’ll either learn in workshops mocked up as you’d expect to find on-site or, if you’re studying one of our technical construction courses, using state-of-the-art surveying equipment, 3D printers and CAD software. Whichever course you choose, our study programmes ensure that you have the up-to-date skills and knowledge to pursue a career in this fascinating industry.

Our students benefit from local site visits and trips to construction companies and materials manufacturers.

Our courses provide a thorough grounding in the knowledge, key concepts and practical skills required by employers and professional bodies.

What should I study?

To help you decide which course is right for you, our progression route guide explains the various levels and qualifications required for your course and how you might wish to progress with your studies. 

To find a specific course you’re interested in, click the links below.

Or use the Our range of courses grey search box on the left to search for your course. Alternatively, if you know what you want to study you can apply online.


 Earning potential per year
Carpenter/Joiner£16,000 - £40,000
Civil Engineer£24,000 - £80,000
Architect£27,500 - £90,000

Higher education

There are many degree courses available to study across this vast industry. However, many practical construction courses aim to provide you with the skills and competencies to go straight into employment.