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Learn with industry experts and build a great career in the construction industry.
The construction industry employs around 1.1 million people - prepare for the exciting opportunities ahead with one of our programmes.
You will learn alongside industry experts and build a successful career in the construction industry with us. You will gain and develop the vital skills to work and flourish in the construction and brickwork industry.
You will build on your practical skills, as well as deepening your knowledge of the construction industry. As you advance, you will you will develop the expertise and knowledge required to enter the industry at an advanced stage, or to progress to university to prepare for a career on construction management.
With a focus on brickwork, you will learn about design, valuation and use, construction and different job roles. The programme also covers the impact of the built environment. You will continue to develop your skills and knowledge and work on bigger, practical projects and more advanced theory. The course includes setting out and arch projects and as you advance, will feature complex masonry structures and supervisory roles in construction.
We offer qualifications from Level 1 (equivalent to GCSEs, grades D-F or 3-1) to Level 3 (equivalent to A-levels).
You will learn through a combination of both practical and theory work in our industry standard workshops and classrooms. Facilities include the amazing Technology Campus in Blackbird Leys (Oxford), opened in 2016 following an £8m investment to create dedicated facilities for engineering, construction and building services.
There is a skills shortage in the construction and building services industry, with hands on, exciting career opportunities available when you complete your programme.
John Vinner studied a Level 2 apprenticeship in Brickwork with a local brickwork company, which employed him upon completion. John learnt useful skills, including how to build corners and the importance of punctuality and communication skills. He is now making a good living and planning his career move into property development in the future.
Our construction students work on projects set by employers to develop the skills, knowledge and attitude needed for industry success. Recent projects include:
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