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If you want to play a part in shaping the world around you and would like the sense of achievement that follows, a career in construction could be for you.

A construction course at Nottingham College will give you the hands-on training you need for a variety of skilled trades. As one of the largest construction training providers in the Midlands, our courses are highly recommended by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).
The practical choices you can choose from at Nottingham College include bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, groundworks, plastering, dry lining, plumbing, multi-skills and electrical training.

We have invested significantly in our facilities and students can benefit from industry-standard workshops. You will also have the opportunity to learn in a supportive environment from the very best, as our lecturers have years of experience in industry.

With our well-established links with construction employers, there will be many possibilities for you to work on real projects. Our students and apprentices were part of the team building Nottingham’s tram system and they are involved in many other building projects around the city.

On top of all this, you will gain valuable work experience with industry partners and may even get the chance to take part in one of our well-established international work experience projects. You could even take part in competitions to show off the skills you’ve learned, which will of course all add to your CV!

Choosing a course with us will definitely lay down the foundations for a successful career in the construction industry.

Levels

We offer courses from Entry Level right up to Degree Level as well as Apprenticeships in some areas, so you can progress to the level that suits you and then into industry.

Careers in Construction

A career in construction is very rewarding, as it means that you will be part of essential work that helps to drive the economy forward - constructing a huge range of buildings and infrastructure including:

  • Houses, schools and hospitals
  • Roads, motorways and train stations
  • Large investment projects, such as big name stadiums and skyscrapers.

All of Nottingham College’s construction courses have been specially designed to lead students to a successful and rewarding career within the industry.

Since the construction industry is a career choice that attracts many people, we have made sure that our courses stand out from the rest and have all the building blocks you will need for a variety of roles.

There are a vast number of career options in the industry – whether you would like to be a Bricklayer or Engineer, a Builder, a Carpenter or Joiner, a Painter or Decorator, an Electrician, a Planner, a Plasterer, a Plumber, a Building Trades Supervisor or Groundworks Person – there are many choices available to you.

Did you know?

  • Around 3 million people work in construction in the UK, making it one of the nation’s biggest and most diverse industries!
  • In 2017, employment in construction will reach just over 2.6 million – its highest point since the recession.
  • Over the next 5 years, a predicted 179,000 construction jobs will be created.
  • Construction output is expected to grow by 1.7% a year.
  • In the East Midlands, 1,770 jobs will be created over 5 years.
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Construction Site Supervision - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)

If you would like to gain a qualification to further your career and continue to earn while you learn this Higher Apprenticeship could be for you!

Construction and Building Services Management and Supervision (Sustainability) - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)

If you would like to gain a qualification to further your career and continue to earn while you learn this Higher Apprenticeship could be for you!

Property Maintenance Operative - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Earn while you study this Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship.

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

On this Apprenticeship you will be involved in many aspects of plumbing and heating systems.

Painter and Decorator - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career as a painter and decorator in domestic and commercial properties.

Gas Engineering Operative - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Earn while you learn to become a Gas Engineer which involves the safe installation, commission, decommission and the ongoing service and repair of gas appliances.

Carpentry and Joinery - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

This occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products, either on a construction site, or in a workshop, creating and installing building components.

Bricklayer - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in bricklaying while earning a wage.

Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

If you want to earn while you learn, this Advanced Apprenticeship could be for you!

Civil Engineering for Technicians - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Earn while you learn on this Level 3 Apprenticeship carrying out a range of civil engineering tasks.

Construction Contracting Operations - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

You will be learning while you are working on this Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Built Environment and Design - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Earn while you learn on this Level 3 Apprenticeship covering design solutions, energy efficiency and much much more.

Domestic Heating - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in plumbing while earning a wage.

Trowel Occupations - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

You will get the chance to add to your existing skills, while earning a wage and gaining more advanced technical knowledge of brickwork.

Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

You will get the chance to add to your existing skills, while earning a wage and gaining more advanced technical knowledge of electro technical systems.

Wood Occupations - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in carpentry and joinery while earning a wage.

Trowel Occupations - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in brickwork while earning a wage.

Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in painting and decorating while earning a wage.

Plastering - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in plastering while earning a wage.

Plumbing - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in plumbing while earning a wage.

Domestic Plumbing and Heating Oil-Fired, Solid Fuel or Environmental options - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

You will get the chance to add to your existing skills, while earning a wage and gaining more advanced technical knowledge of plumbing.

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