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Construction (various sectors)

Full-Time Study Programmes

A Career in Construction

Brickwork. Carpentry & Joinery. Electrical. Painting & Decorating. Plastering. Plumbing. Professional Building. Roofing.

The construction industry is booming in the UK, with a huge demand for young people with construction qualifications and skills. With a rise in buildings and houses, this is the perfect time to get into this industry if you enjoy working with your hands. You may even want to work abroad one day with the chance of becoming your own boss! You'll have the opportunity to work on a range of different projects, both at home and abroad, with the chance of one day becoming your own boss. Construction training will give you the opportunity to work as an:

  • Architect
  • Bricklayer
  • Building Surveyor
  • Civil Engineer
  • Scaffolder
  • Site Manager
  • Highways Inspector


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Interested? View our Construction Trades programmes below...

Why Bolton College?

  • All of our courses have a large amount of practical activity associated with them and they are backed up with the underpinning knowledge through structured theory sessions.
  • Our students enjoyed fantastic success rates last year with 80% progressing onto university, work or apprenticeships.
  • Construction Trades provides the most number of apprenticeships in the College so you'll have lots of choice and opportunities for apprenticeships should you wish to do one.
  • You'll enjoy exciting and knowledgeable trips to construction sites and Skills Shows.
  • Bolton College is proud to be hosting the North West Regional Heat of CITB's SkillBuild 2019. This is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices.

Student Success

phil murray construction case study

Phil Murray
Carpentry & Joinery Level 2

"We learn all the basics of carpentry and joinery on the course, including fitting skirting boards, architraves, putting up stud walls and roofing. I work part-time at WHB Construction so I get practical experience as well."

We also offer a range of Construction Trades Apprenticeships. Click here to take a look!

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