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If there is one industry sure to offer job security, then construction is it. As long as there are people, the world will need highly skilled construction workers. With five million people living in the region and with this figure set to grow, the demand for skilled tradespeople has never been higher.

Why construction

One of the fantastic things about construction is the huge number of possibilities that fall under this banner. From bricklaying to plastering, plumbing to painting and decorating, and wood trades to electrical installation, there is so much choice. At City College, we also offer courses to help aspiring architects, site managers and civil engineers on their route to success. 

If you are hoping to go straight into employment following your time at the College, or if you would like to find Apprenticeship, we offer courses from entry level to level 3 that will provide you with the essential skills ready for your chosen profession. 

Becoming a qualified tradesperson will give you so many options and with the right training and guidance, you will be on course for a secure and well-paid career, with career opportunities across the UK and beyond.

Choose your course

Understanding Domestic Retrofit

  • Course code: RAUDR
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Award
  • Awarding body: National Open College Network (NOCN)
  • Duration: Three weeks
  • Course type: Part-time

Retrofit Advice

  • Course code: RAARA
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Duration: Four weeks
  • Course type: Part-time

Domestic Retrofit Assessor

  • Course code: RAARAS
  • Level: 4
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Duration: Six weeks
  • Course type: Part-time
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“The construction industry is so varied there is a role for everyone.”

Rhiannon Baker

“The lecturers are really knowledgeable about the industry and they understand how fast things can change.”

Kelly West

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