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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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Heating & Ventilation Summit Skills Welding Test - Part-time

This is a summit skills welding test exam in accordance with the TR/5 welding specification.

Maintenance Operations (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re looking to gain a wide range of knowledge of maintenance, either because you want to work across a number of areas, or because you’ve yet to decide whether to specialise in one trade…

Construction Skills (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have no previous construction knowledge and you want to find out what’s involved in the industry.

Gas - Unvented Reassessment (CCN1) - Part-time

This is a professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry.

Guild of Gas Fitting Operatives - Part-time

This is a professional course for candidates currently working in the gas industry.

Gas - Gas LPG - Part-time

This is a professional course for people currently working in the gas industry.

Gas - Initial Unvented - Part-time

This is a professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry.

Gas - Fires ACS (HTR1) - Part-time

Professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry.

Gas - Cookers ACS (CKR1) - Part-time

Professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry.

Gas - Core Safety Assessment ACS (CCN1) - Part-time

Professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry.

Gas - Update Training ACS One Day - Part-time

This is a professional refresher course for people currently working in the gas industry.

Gas - Boilers and Water Heaters ACS (CENWAT1) - Part-time

Professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry.c

Gas - Carbon Monoxide/Carbon Dioxide Domestic Atmosphere & Appliance Testing ACS (CMDDA1) - Part-time

Professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry.

Gas - Energy Efficiency ACS (Part L) - Part-time

This is a professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry.

Gas - Core Safety Reassessment (ACS) (CCN1) - Part-time

This is a professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry.

Gas - Meters ACS (MET1) - Part-time

Professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry.

Gas - Combustion Performance Analysis ACS (CPA1) - Part-time

Professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry.

Painting and Decorating (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’ve got a passion for painting and decorating and want to get to grips with what’s involved in a job in the industry, either as an employee or as a self-employed painter and decorator…

Painting and Decorating (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you already have some painting and decorating skills and are looking to take your learning to another level.

Plastering (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a good eye for detail, have good coordination and enjoy physical work. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a well plastered wall and knowing that you did it!

Plastering (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to improve your plastering skills and think you’ve got what it takes to carve out a career as one of the best plasterers in town!

Plumbing (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you would like to develop the skills you’ll need for a career as a plumber or perhaps related field such as gas or heating engineer.

Plumbing Studies (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a genuine interest in learning about the technology and practices involved in plumbing and are looking to pursue a career as a plumber or in a related trade.

Site Carpentry (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’ve got a keen eye for detail, enjoy woodwork and making things and have a genuine interest in pursuing a career as a carpenter or joiner.

Site Carpentry (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want a career in the industry and hold a lower level qualification already, or are already employed and require an industry-recognised qualification to add to your portfolio.

Bricklaying (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to pursue a career in bricklaying, enjoy building and want to develop your skills in this trade.

Bricklaying (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’ve already got an understanding of bricklaying and want to gain the right skills at the right level to begin your career in the trade.

Bricklaying (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is designed to take your brickwork skills to an advanced level, and is great if you want to progress into a supervisory role or perhaps go it alone as a self-employed builder.

Carpentry and Joinery (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re looking to get a better understanding of the trade and want to gain some valuable skills that will help set you up as a professional carpenter and/or joiner.

Electrical (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have an interest in electrics and you are looking for career progression to become a qualified commercial, industrial or domestic electrician.

Electrical Installation (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’ve got an interest in electrics, enjoy problem solving and knowing how things work, and want to pursue a career as an electrician.

Electrical Installation (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’ve got an interest in finding out how things work and are thinking about pursuing a career in electrics or a related profession.

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