About our construction courses

City of Bristol College offers a range of construction courses and apprenticeships for adults.

Our construction courses include options for:

  • beginners who want to retrain for a career in construction.
  • adults looking to learn about construction as a hobby.
  • construction professionals looking to learn new skills.

We can help you build a career in the construction industry. We can help you learn a specific trade or develop your knowledge to gain a management position.

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Why study construction?

Construction is a vast and flourishing industry. There are a wide variety of roles available in this varied sector for all interests and abilities.

You will learn in instate-of-the-art training facilities. We have specialist construction workshops and, from 2021, in our new £9 million Construction Skills Centre.

You will learn from expert teachers. They have superb knowledge and professional experience of the construction industry.

Construction careers and progression

We have links with many large construction companies such as MIDAS, Laing O’Rouke, South West Builders, Willmot Dixon, Alfred Bagnell & Son (SW) Ltd, Taylor Wimpey, and Seddons Property Services.

Careers in construction include:

  • Site carpenter
  • Plasterer
  • Bricklayer
  • Painter and decorator
  • Plumber
  • Maintenance worker
  • Bench joiner
  • Semi-skilled labourer
  • Property maintenance operative
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Construction courses for adults