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 all based at our Gravesend Campus, where we have dedicated facilities for each of the Brickwork, Painting and Decorating, and Carpentry trades.

We have strong business links with local employers, businesses and trade outlets. We have a great record for getting our students on to apprenticeships with reputable companies. Our staff are all from industry, highly 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 and throughout the year there will be opportunities for you to compete against other students at the college, which can lead to you competing against students at other colleges locally, nationally and even internationally. 

Within our dedicated course areas, our specialist tutors will prepare you for life as a skilled trades-person, whether employed or self-employed running your own business. Our facilities are just like real work places, where you will construct buildings, walls and a variety of structures, in your chosen trade of brick or wood, or learn painting and decorating techniques on a number of surfaces.

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.

Entry requirements? 

Two GCSE's grade 3 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 01322 629400.