BUILD YOUR FUTURE
BUILD YOUR FUTURE WITH CONSTRUCTION
Our Construction department offers a variety of courses that will allow you to become an expert in a specific trade. Construction courses are for people who work best out of the classroom and learn through practice.
From learning how to build walls in our Innovation and Technology Centre, to getting stuck in on multi-million-pound construction sites, by the end of this course you will be a fully trained 'brickie', ready to go out into the industry and continue building on your career.
> Construction Site Supervisor > Site Manager > Stonemason > Business Owner > General Builder
From floorboards and window frames, to film sets and staging, a career in carpentry offers a wide variety of opportunities. Your skills will always be in demand, and you can expect to learn the ins and outs of carpentry from our experienced tutors. Get to grips with joinery, industry-standard equipment and learn from the professionals with multiple work experience opportunities.
> Joiner > Carpenter > Site Manager > Construction Manager
Using the latest technology, electricians put the spark into people's homes, light up festivals, and keep the world connected. The opportunities are vast, with self-employment being a great option, or you could work for a larger services company. Come and get started in our dedicated electrical workshop and get solid experience with our employer partners.
> Electrician > Technician > Electrical Designer > Test Engineer
Anglian Water Alliances
We've teamed up with Anglian Water to offer a unique opportunity - to train you to be ready for work through a combination of hands-on learning and experience on-site. Get down to business with Anglian Water and it's Alliance companies (construction companies it works with) and gain skills and knowledge across different areas in construction, from pipework to laying foundations.
This course is particularly unique as at the end of your qualification you will have a guaranteed interview with Anglian Water or one of its partners to join the Apprenticeship programme in a specialism you're interested in.
New for 2021
T Level Construction
(Design, Surveying and Planning)
This varied T Level will provide you a stepping-stone into a variety of careers within the construction industry including design, planning and surveying. You will gain knowledge in subjects such as surveying and design for construction, the built environment and civil engineering. You will develop your competency in these specialist skills though your industry placement
Painting and Decorating
Combining creativity with precision, a career in painting and decorating offers the opportunity to work across all different sectors, meeting lots of new people, and picking up skills along the way. Whether you want to be your own boss or work your way up in a company, you're going to be using your skills to bring people's visions to life. Come and learn everything you need to get started, from prepping walls and wallpapering, to mixing paint and designing murals.
What's next? > Painting & Decorating Business Owner > Consultant > Estimator > Period Restoration Specialist
Painting and Decorating students use their skills to help the community
We work really closely with the Brewers Decorator Centre in Bletchley to refurbish and breathe new life into local community spaces.
Last year they gave a makeover to Woughton Community Hall and the event space at Milton Keynes Central Library.
Using paint and supplies kindly donated by Brewers, the students worked to the brief, and led by their tutors, did a fantastic job at both spaces.
The library was very pleased with the end result and the professionalism shown by the students, Helen Bowlt, Libraries Services Manager at MK Council said:
“The students have done an excellent job and I’m pleased that we’ve been able to play a small part in developing their professional qualifications. We wish them luck with their future careers.”
Intermediate or Advanced?
You may have seen our courses split up into Intermediate and Advanced. Here's the lowdown on what they mean...
This level of study is equivalent to Level 1 & 2.
This will offer you a dedicated support system to prepare you for progression. You will develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in your chosen specialism, encouraged by your tutors and peers. Your experiences will enable you to decide what you want to do next, whether it’s an apprenticeship or an Advanced (Level 3) study programme at College, you will discover the wide range of options open to you.
This level of study is equivalent to Level 3.
Put your passion for your chosen subject into action with a variety of work experience opportunities. You’ll put your skills and knowledge to the test by taking on work experience in your chosen industry, getting an insight into what life in that career will be like. You’ll develop your learning at College, taking full advantage of our industry-standard facilities. Professionalism is a must for advanced programmes, as you will be making contacts and opening doors for yourself which could lead to something extraordinary.
This level of study is equivalent to Level 4, 5 & 6, and is only for people who have already completed a Level 3/Advanced qualification (BTEC or A level or equivalent).
Take your career to the next step with undergraduate qualifications, from HNCs to BA Degrees. Focus on your specialism, developing advanced technical, practical and research skills to prepare you for a fulfilling and successful career. With expert lecturers, small class sizes and access to facilities mirroring industry, get ready to become an expert in your chosen field.