Is it for me?

Working on different projects and with different clients means work is always super interesting and varied. You will need to be able to work well in a team, solve problems and make decisions, have excellent communication and organisational skills and digital technology skills.

Our facilities

You'll study this subject full time at City Campus or as an apprenticeship. You will have access to Industry-standard workshops with dedicated resources, we are a partner college for the North East Institute of Technology (NE IoT), one of only 12 in the country, for bespoke learning and world class teaching in STEM subjects and £500,000 NE IoT investment in state-of-the-art facilities.

Career ready

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills:Gentoo, South Tyneside Homes, Sunderland Council and small specialist construction and building companies.

College of the Year

*Pearson BTEC College of the Year 2019

91%

of our construction students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for construction students including:

  • Industry-standard workshops for plumbing, construction multi-skill, electrical, brickwork, and carpentry and joinery.

  • Each workshop has dedicated resources with power tools, industry-standard hand tools, test equipment, and access equipment.

Find out more about our Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

Why maths skills are important in the construction sector 

You will use maths skills every day in the construction sector to:

  • to build and maintain relationships during construction projects 
  • to share ideas and best practice 
  • to write a quote 
  • to understand a written specification. 

Why English skills are important in the construction sector 

You will use english skills everyday in the construction sector to:

  • to calculate surface areas of floors and walls 
  • to work out ratios of sand and cement in mortar 
  • to calculate how much material is required 
  • to calculate roof angles using Pythagoras 
  • To measure cuts of materials 

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