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Strong foundations for your future career.

If you are looking to work in one of the varied trades within the construction industry, or further your existing skills, then our wide range of courses will equip you with what you need.

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Why choose us?

The construction industry is going through massive changes to incorporate green technologies and meet the demands of government targets and their customers for carbon reduced construction. Join us and you will develop renewable technology construction skills that will put you at the forefront of the job market. Sustainability is embedded within most of our construction courses as employers are demanding workers have skills in this area to meet the demands of their customers.

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Industry opportunities

We have excellent links with industry, helping students to gain apprenticeships and employment with local companies.

Our courses also have an excellent reputation with employers, many of whom have direct input into what you learn to ensure that you stand out from the crowd when it comes to looking for a job. So whether you see yourself as a builder, painter and decorator, joiner, project manager, surveyor or one of the many related office-based roles, enrolling on a course here will give you strong foundations for your future career.

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Expert tutors and top-class facilities

We’re at the cutting-edge of construction with our industry-class workshops and equipment. Our tutors have enjoyed successful careers in the industry and now take the lead in shaping the UK’s construction and building services sector, talking at high profile industry events such as Ecobuild, the leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment.

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What can I do next?

Student success

You will be encouraged to enter competitions and win awards to ensure that you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs. Students on our Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree won a national Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition to gain £150,000 of Government funding to undertake a retrofit of Bedfordshire housing.

Our part-time courses will help you to enhance your existing career or go in a new direction, while our full-time courses can help you get into employment, an apprenticeship or go on to study further at university, which 82% of our Construction students did in 2019.

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Construction courses we offer

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