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Construction & Construction Trades

Our construction courses are perfectly suited to those who enjoy being hands-on and can see themselves pursuing a very active, practical career. Whether you are brand-new to the industry or are already employed within this thriving sector, our courses will develop your practical skills and underpinning knowledge to help set you on the path to success.

Ranging from bricklaying courses to carpentry & joinery, plumbing and electrical installation! Discover our fantastic range of trade courses below.

Trips and visits

Students will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of educational trips to enhance their learning. You may visit local and national companies such as Vinci Construction and Metsa Construction, as well as experience exciting events such as UK Construction Week, the UK's largest built environment event.

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16-18 Years Old

Our construction courses provide school leavers with a broad range of basic skills whilst ensuring they can work safely and use tools correctly. As you progress through the course levels, you will develop all of the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you will need to progress onto an apprenticeship, further education or employment.

Level 1 Brickwork
Level 2 Brickwork
Level 3 Brickwork
T Level Onsite Construction: Bricklaying
Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery
Level 2 Site Carpentry
Level 3 Advanced Site Carpentry
T Level Onsite Construction: Carpentry & Joinery
Level 1 Electrical Installation
Level 2 Electrical Installation
Level 3 Electrical Installation
T Level Building Services for Construction: Electrotechnical Engineering
Level 1 Plumbing
Level 2 Plumbing
Level 3 Plumbing
T Level Building Services for Construction: Plumbing & Heating Engineering
HNC Construction Management (HTQ)
HNC Construction Management (HTQ)
Level 2 Brickwork Apprenticeship
Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship
Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship
Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship
Level 3 Craft Bricklayer Apprenticeship
Level 3 Installation Electrician or Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship
Level 3 Plumbing & Heating Technician Apprenticeship
Level 4 Construction Quantity Surveying Technician Apprenticeship
Level 4 Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship
T Level Construction: Design, Surveying & Planning for Construction
T Level Foundation Year: Construction Design, Surveying & Planning

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Adult Learner

Our part-time construction courses for adults are suitable for those wishing to gain employment within the construction industry. These highly practical courses will equip you with a whole host of new skills and provide you with an understanding of environmental awareness, site preparation, and health and safety. These courses are also great if you’re looking to study whilst working, such as our evening bricklaying or joinery courses!

18th Edition
HNC Construction Management (HTQ)
HNC Construction Management (HTQ)
Introduction to Bricklaying
Introduction to Carpentry & Joinery
Introduction to Electrical Installation
Introduction to Plumbing
Introduction to Welding
Level 1 Diploma Brickwork
Level 1 Diploma Carpentry & Joinery
Level 1 Diploma Plumbing
Level 2 Brickwork Apprenticeship
Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship
Level 2 Diploma Electrical Installation
Level 2 Diploma Plumbing
Level 2 Diploma Site Carpentry
Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship
Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship
Level 3 Craft Bricklayer Apprenticeship
Level 3 Diploma Electrical Installation
Level 3 Diploma Plumbing
Level 3 Installation Electrician or Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship
Level 3 Plumbing & Heating Technician Apprenticeship
Level 4 Construction Quantity Surveying Technician Apprenticeship
Level 4 Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship
Women in Construction

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Higher Education Learner

Our HNC Construction Management course is ideal for individuals who are seeking a career in the construction industry or wish to progress on to further studies at university. This course is brand-new, with the introduction of our latest higher education qualification, Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQ), covering problem solving, design, and planning and building, this course prepares students to enter or advance in the construction industry.

Meet our students

Isabelle Higginson

Isabelle, a former Beamont Collegiate Academy pupil, is currently studying Level 2 Brickwork and is really enjoying learning a wide range of new skills and techniques.

Following completion of her brickwork qualifications, Isabelle aspires to progress onto a landscaping or groundworks apprenticeship and further build on her career in the construction industry. She says:

“My tutor has lots of faith in me, he realises my potential and supports me with every task we do. The skills I am learning will definitely help me to succeed in my career.”

Ossie Davies

Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery student Ossie Davies has been enjoying getting to grips with his course and is learning a wide range of both sector-specific and transferable skills. The former Reaseheath College pupil joined the college after attending an open evening, being impressed by the fantastic facilities the college offers, and decided to switch college and courses to pursue a career in carpentry & joinery. He says:

“My tutor has been so supportive and taught me so many things in such a short space of time. I have even recommended this course to a friend of mine!”

Dylan Woods

Level 3 Plumbing student Dylan Woods chose to study at Warrington & Vale Royal College after visiting the college on a taster day with his school and enjoying engaging, practical and hands-on activities. The former Beamont Collegiate Academy pupil feels that both his course and the college’s fantastic links with local employers are supporting his career aspirations to progress on to an apprenticeship.

“I really enjoy the hands-on approach and the facilities we have to help us learn about domestic and industrial plumbing."

Reuban Butler

Level 3 Electrical Installation apprentice Reuban Butler has learnt a lot about the theoretical aspects of installation, maintenance and several advanced principles. The former Birchwood Community High School pupil joined the college after receiving glowing recommendations about the variety of skills and knowledge you learn as part of the course.

“My time at college so far has been amazing. Having completed the level 1, 2 and 3 electrical courses, I have developed a vast number of skills and feel at ease with my tutors. They have been so helpful at teaching me everything I need to know for my career.”

Matt Nash

Apprenticeships are a great way to earn and learn at the same time. What I learn in college ties in with what I am doing in the workplace."

Level 2 Site Carpentry & Joinery Apprentice Matt Nash decided to enroll onto an apprenticeship after deciding that university was not the right pathway for him.

Having always enjoyed learning in a practical way, Matt looked for a route that would suit this. Now he working for Emerald Bay and is looking forward to progressing onto the level 3 apprenticeship very soon.

Meet our tutors

Richard Griffiths feature

Richard Griffiths

Electrical Installation subject leader Richard started his electrical journey in similar footsteps to our students, studying full-time towards a qualification. After finishing his course, he completed a teaching degree at the University of Wolverhampton before acquiring a full-time position at the college.

Richard is really enjoying teaching at the college and says: “Seeing my students learn and grow is an hugely rewarding experience. I absolutely love what I do and it’s a great feeling when I can help my students learn something new.”

Ben Whitfield

Ben Whitfield

Ben Whitfield, Curriculum Manager for Construction, has been teaching at the college for 15 years. Prior to this, Ben completed an apprenticeship and gained extensive industry experience in the Wigan area. Ben has also completed a HNC Construction & The Built Environment alongside his teaching. Ben loves teaching at the college and says it's fantastic to see his past students achieve success and even take on apprentices of their own.

Britt Calvert

Britt Calvert

Plumbing tutor Britt joined the college due to its reputation and fantastic facilities for the students. Britt changed her career during her mid-twenties and retrained to gain qualifications in teaching plumbing.

Britt's favourite part about her role at the college is creating a welcoming environment for the students. She says:

“I love seeing students succeed, and it's great to see them enjoying their time at college as well as gaining their necessary qualifications.”

Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett

Brickwork tutor Chris Bennett favourite thing about working at the college is that he can share his skills and knowledge with his students and watch them develop into industry professionals. He is keen to help them learn a range of valuable skills that will enable them to be successful in the construction industry.

Chris completed his own level 2 and level 3 brickwork apprenticeships with Warrington & Vale Royal College before gaining 17 years of industry experience with a range of both national and local employers.

Ryan Steele

Ryan Steele

Electrical Installation tutor Ryan served eight years in the Royal Navy before retraining as an electrician and running his own successful company for six years. Ryan is experienced in training apprentices onsite and tailors his teaching to the individual learning style of each student. Ryan says:

“Seeing my students achieve their goals and move onto the next stage of the qualifications and careers is my favourite thing about the job.”

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