The construction sector is vital in contributing to the national economy and in providing the essential infrastructure to support other sectors.
In light of the current economic climate it is more essential than ever to gain skills and qualifications in this area, to improve future prospects and career progression.
Key regeneration projects are planned for Swindon's town centre enhancing local retail, residential, leisure, cultural and community facilities.
More females (currently 5% of the regional workforce) are being encouraged to enter plumbing, wood occupations, painting & decorating or brickwork as a career.
Further study options at Swindon College include university-level courses in construction which can enhance career progression, for example leading in to site management or surveying.
You might want to be:
- A bricklayer
- A carpenter/joiner
- A construction manager
- A civil/structural engineer
- A painter/decorator
- A plumber
- A surveyor
- A building services engineer/technician
- An architect.
We offer you:
- Industry-standard training facilities and workshops
- Realistic working environments and projects
- Highly trained teaching staff
- Close links with employers and industry training boards.
Please note that safety equipment/clothing is required on most construction courses. You will be advised of requirements at interview.
Click here for full information on the courses in this area, as listed below:
Carpentry and Joinery:
Level 1 - Carpentry and Joinery (Wood Occupations) Diploma
Level 2 - Carpentry and Joinery (Wood Occupations) Diploma
Level 2 - Carpentry Apprenticeship
Level 3 - Carpentry Advanced Apprenticeship
For extra UCAS points or to boost your prospects in general, A Levels you could study alongside your Level 3 course as Swindon College include:
A Level Business Studies
A Level English
A Level Maths
A Level Law
A Level Extended Project.