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The construction industry is constantly growing and evolving, which is what makes working in this industry so varied and exciting. Whether it is working on commercial developments, innovative housing or on people’s homes, you will feel like you have one of the best careers in the world.

Based at St Helens College's STEM Centre, Technology Campus, you will study in a purpose built environment with real, made-to-scale room structures for you to decorate, plaster, renovate and build in.

We have spent over £5million to make sure you have everything you need to learn your new skills, including all of the latest industry standard equipment – the same as you’ll find when you start working.

You will benefit

Our tutors have worked in the industry for a number of years, so you can have confidence in knowing that you are being taught by industry experts with fantastic employer links. 

As well as increasing your employability, you'll build a great deal of work experience and have the chance to build new working contacts, friendships, relevant knowledge and life-long skills.

You will succeed

Working in construction could take you in various directions. You could find yourself providing repairs, building extensions, fitting new kitchens or bathrooms in people's homes or you might work for a contractor, building on a larger scale, such as new houses, offices, restaurants, hospitals or schools.

Many of our students have secured employment with huge construction companies or have even become self-employed, running their own successful business. 

You will even have the chance to gain valuable work experience and showcase your skills in industry competitions.

You will stand out

Students are encouraged to compete in nationally recognised, skills competitions to showcase their skills within their chosen trade. Our students have been finalists in the national SkillBuild competition for the past three years. 

According to a report from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) the North West's construction sector growth over the next five years could deliver almost 5,000 new jobs a year. This creates a real demand for skilled construction workers across all trades. There is a particular shortage of architects, technical engineers and managers, and of craftspeople in all trades, primarily due to the strength of the housing sector. 

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A qualification in construction could lead to your dream career:

Predicted growth in jobs by 2020* is 7%. 28,946 more construction jobs within our region by 2020*. £18k-£55k+ Average earning potential per year*
*Figures are intended as a guide only and will vary. Based on data provided by various sources.


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Inspiring Success

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“Each course that I have completed at the College has been fantastic. From the purpose-built workshops to the tutors tailoring your experience to specific areas of interest, I always learn so much.”

Shaun, Short Courses in Plastering, Carpentry and Joinery and Bricklaying

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Why study Construction with us?

Workplace Environment

You will develop your skills and knowledge in our impressive specialist workshops.

Interactive Experience

Your learning is practical, hands-on and heavily work experience focused.

Expert Tutors

Our tutors are experienced, industry experts and passionate about their subject too.

Showcase Your Skills

Take part in industry competitions like SkillBuild. Our students have won every year.

Excellent Progression

Your course can help you to secure an apprenticeship or a job in the industry.

Industry Links

We have strong links with employers such as Bagnalls Painting and Decorating.