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We are one of the largest providers of construction training in the Midlands, and we’ve invested heavily in our facilities, so you’ll have access to industry-standard workshops and fantastic resources. In fact, we have been highly recommended by the construction sector body, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), so you can be confident you will be in a great learning environment.

Our teaching staff have had years of experience in industry, so they know just how to help set you up for a great career.

We have well-established links with construction employers and there will be plenty of opportunities 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, including our very own brand new City Hub!

You will gain valuable work experience with industry partners and may even get the opportunity 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 and add to your CV.

Choosing a course or apprenticeship with us will ensure you lay the foundations for a successful future in the construction industry.

You can download a course or apprenticeship guide here.


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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Bricklayer - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

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

Civil Engineering Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

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

Construction Design and Build Technician - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)

Progress your career as a Construction Design and Build Technician with this Higher Apprenticeship.

Construction Site Engineering Technician - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)

This Higher Apprenticeship is a great way to progress your career in the construction industry.

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.

Plasterer - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

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

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

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

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!

Site Carpentry - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

This is a great apprenticeship if you want to progress your career as a Site Carpenter.

Site Carpentry - 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.

Surveying Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

If you are looking for a career as a Surveying Technician then this apprenticeship is a great place to start!

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