Our Construction courses are delivered in excellent workshop environments, allowing you to experience your chosen trade as you would in the industry. Construction courses are based at the Gravesend Campus.
We have strong business links with local employers and a great record for getting our students on to Apprenticeships, with reputable companies. Our staff are all industry qualified and use their experience to give you the best support and start to your future.
Although our focus is to give you the best practical education, we also love a competition. Throughout the year there will be opportunities for you to compete against other students in the College, which can lead to you competing against students at other Colleges locally, nationally and event globally!
Our full-time provision comprises of Awards, Certificates and Diplomas at various levels in Carpentry, Joinery, Brickwork, Multi Trades and Painting and Decorating. The prime qualification offered is the Construction Skills Trade Diploma, which links directly to a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) once a student gains employment in any of the trade areas.
We offer a Basic Construction Skills course – also known as Multi Trades, which is suitable if you are uncertain as to which route to take, or would like a broader understanding of the different trade areas.
What will I learn?
You can gain practical experience in any of the vocational trade areas we offer, including; Carpentry, Joinery, Brickwork, Painting and Decorating, or Basic Construction Skills (Multi Trades).
What qualification will I gain?
A Construction Skills Diploma or a City and Guilds Diploma, depending on the course you choose. For explanations of our qualifications, please see our Qualification Explained page.
What progression options will I have?
You can progress to a higher level qualification, or if you gain employment in your chosen trade area, an Apprenticeship. On completion of your chosen course, you are able to start work within the industry.
What costs are involved?
Full-time Further Education courses are free for students aged 16-18, you may have to pay some or all of your fees if you are aged 19 plus, but please see our Student Finance page for further information.
Two D’s in English and Maths are preferred. However, you can gain access through the Basic Construction Skills course or Supported Learning.
Click here to view Construction courses or call 0800 074 1447.