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!
- 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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On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in bricklaying while earning a wage.
This course is perfect if you want to pursue a career in bricklaying, enjoy building and want to develop your skills in this trade.
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.
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.
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.
If you would like to progress your career in civil engineering this apprenticeship may just be the way to do it.
Progress your career as a Construction Design and Build Technician with this Higher Apprenticeship.
If you would like to advance your career as a Construction Quantity Surveying Technician, then this Higher Apprenticeship could be perfect for you.
If you want to advance your career as a Construction Site Supervisor, this apprenticeship could be for you.
This course is perfect if you have no previous construction knowledge and you want to find out what’s involved in the industry.
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.
The Core Gas Safety Re-assessment covers the core competencies needed to obtain the Gas Safe certification.
This assessment tests gas safety competence in installing, commissioning, exchanging, disconnecting, servicing, repairing and breakdown domestic central heating boilers and water heaters.
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.
The Gas Safety Assessment covers the core competencies needed to obtain the Gas Safe certification for working with LPG.
This assessment tests the gas safety competence in installing, exchanging, disconnecting, servicing, repairing, breakdown and commissioning domestic cooking appliances.
The Core Gas Safety Assessment covers the core competencies needed to obtain the Gas Safe certification.
This assessment enables experienced plumbers to become qualified in Domestic Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems including installation, maintenance and commissioning.
This assessment enables experienced plumbers to remain qualified in Domestic Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems including installation, maintenance and commissioning.
This course is aimed at heating installers that wish to self certificate their work via a competent persons scheme.
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.
This Gas Safety Assessment tests the gas safety competence in installing, exchanging, disconnecting, servicing, repairing, breakdown and commissioning domestic laundry tumble dryers.
This assessment tests the gas safety competence in installing, exchanging, removing and commissioning domestic gas meters.
This Gas Safety Assessment tests the gas safety competence in installing, exchanging, disconnecting, servicing, repairing, breakdown and commissioning domestic warm air units.
This course is aimed at individuals that require knowledge of the Water Regulations 1999.
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.
This is a summit skills welding test exam in accordance with the TR/5 welding specification.
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.
On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career as a painter and decorator in domestic and commercial properties.
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.
This course is perfect if you already have some painting and decorating skills and are looking to take your learning to another level.
On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in plastering while earning a wage.
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!
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.
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.
On this Apprenticeship you will be involved in many aspects of plumbing and heating systems.
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.
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!
This is a great apprenticeship if you want to progress your career as a Site Carpenter.
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.
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.
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.