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Construction

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.

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.

  • Around 3 million people work in construction in the UK, making it one of the nation’s biggest and most diverse industries!
  • 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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Bricklaying (Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma) - 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 City & Guilds Diploma) - 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 City & Guilds Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to take your brickwork skills to an advanced level, have a good eye for detail and wish to progress into a supervisory role, or perhaps to go it alone as a self-employed builder.

Carpentry and Joinery (Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma) - 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.

Construction Skills (Multi-skills) (Entry 3 City & Guilds Extended Certificate) - 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.

External Walling Installation and Introduction to Spray Rendering (Level 1) - Part-time

If you are already a plasterer, this new, free, two-day course is your chance to trial the latest rendering and external wall products and techniques.

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

The Core Gas Safety Re-assessment covers the core competencies needed to obtain the Gas Safe certification.

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

This assessment tests gas safety competence in installing, commissioning, exchanging, disconnecting, servicing, repairing and breakdown domestic central heating boilers and water heaters.

Gas - Carbon Monoxide/Dioxide Dwelling (CMDDA1) Assessment

The CMDDA1 certification is designed to test the competence of a gas engineer in being able to determine levels of monoxide and the presence of CO2.

Gas - Change Over Natural Gas to Liquid Petroleum (CoNGLP1) Assessment

The Gas Safety Assessment covers the core competencies needed to obtain the Gas Safe certification for working with LPG.

Gas - Cookers ACS (CKR1) - Part-time

This assessment tests the gas safety competence in installing, exchanging, disconnecting, servicing, repairing, breakdown and commissioning domestic cooking appliances.

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

The Core Gas Safety Assessment covers the core competencies needed to obtain the Gas Safe certification.

Gas - Domestic Unvented Hot Water Initial

This assessment enables experienced plumbers to become qualified in Domestic Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems including installation, maintenance and commissioning.

Gas - Domestic Unvented Hot Water Reassessment

This assessment enables experienced plumbers to remain qualified in Domestic Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems including installation, maintenance and commissioning.

Gas - Energy Efficiency Building Regulations ACS (Part L)

This course is aimed at heating installers that wish to self certificate their work via a competent persons scheme.

Gas - Fires ACS (HTR1) - Part-time

This Gas Safety Assessment tests the gas safety competence in installing, exchanging, disconnecting, servicing, repairing, breakdown and commissioning domestic open, balanced and fan assisted flued gas fires and wall heaters, and flue-less gas fires.

Gas - Laundry ACS (LAU1)

This Gas Safety Assessment tests the gas safety competence in installing, exchanging, disconnecting, servicing, repairing, breakdown and commissioning domestic laundry tumble dryers.

Gas - Meters ACS (MET1) - Part-time

This assessment tests the gas safety competence in installing, exchanging, removing and commissioning domestic gas meters.

Gas - Warm Air Unit ACS (DAH1)

This Gas Safety Assessment tests the gas safety competence in installing, exchanging, disconnecting, servicing, repairing, breakdown and commissioning domestic warm air units.

Gas - Water Regulations

This course is aimed at individuals that require knowledge of the Water Regulations 1999.

Gas - Widney Fire (HTRLP2)

This Gas Safety Assessment tests the gas safety competence in installing, exchanging, disconnecting, servicing, repairing, breakdown and commissioning of an LPG gas fire typically found in LAV and RPH.

Painting and Decorating (Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma) - 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 City & Guilds Diploma) - 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 City & Guilds Diploma) - 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 City & Guilds Diploma) - 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 a plasterer.

Plastering (Level 3 City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diploma) - 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 City & Guilds Diploma) - 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 City & Guilds Diploma) - 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 City & Guilds Diploma) - 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 City & Guilds Diploma) - 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.

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