Specialise in a trade and become an expert
There are a variety of work opportunities within the construction sector across residential and commercial projects; with the potential for self-employment; starting your own business; contractual and permanent work.
Employers are looking for well-trained trades' people to do all sorts of work from small residential jobs to large construction sites. Depending on what trade you specialise in, the average annual salary can range from £23,500 to almost £30,000 per year.
Industry-experienced lecturers and well-equipped facilities
Learn from lecturers who have many years of site experience. They'll teach you skills employers need in our specialist bricklaying, carpentry, dry lining and plumbing workshops. All of which have plenty of industry-standard tools and equipment.
You'll find workshops at all of our campuses, at our Gloucester Campus they span two floors. Our spacious workshops are perfect for the social distancing measures that we’ll be putting in place ready for September.
Many of our full-time courses include an element of work experience opportunities to enhance a job application.
Flexibility to change to an apprenticeship
We’re the leading provider of apprenticeships in the county, working with the largest network of Gloucestershire’s best businesses.
We understand that nationally apprenticeships are tricky to find at the moment, after a pause in construction due to Covid19.
Apprenticeships can start until mid-October and January, so if you find an employer during your course or the perfect job vacancy, it’s easy for you to switch to an apprenticeship.
The people I’ve met – especially my lecturer – are really easy to talk to. The facilities are wonderful and all in order; it’s very easy to pick out and find what you need. Carpentry is fun and enjoyable, and sets you up for the rest of your life. I feel really prepared for life after college and the skills I’ve learnt are useful in daily life.