Construction and the Built Environment – Professional and Technical Construction Courses

If you’re practical, good with numbers and work well with your hands…

The construction industry is fast-moving and always evolving – techniques and technologies develop rapidly and legislation is always changing – and this is reflected in our course content and delivery.

Our courses are delivered by tutors with extensive knowledge and experience in the industry and their professional expertise is valued by our students.

Career options include:

  • Building Surveyor
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Site Supervisor
  • Civil Engineer
  • Surveying Technician

There are excellent facilities, with training areas designed to simulate the working environment. Further Education qualifications include nationally recognised BTEC diplomas, whilst apprenticeships are also available, allowing students to earn while they learn, as well as gaining first-hand experience of the industry sector in a working environment.

Professional technical construction and building services programmes provide learners with an excellent opportunity to gain a qualification and develop skills for the construction industry; there are a number of career paths available and many job prospects both locally and nationally.

Higher education courses in professional technical pathways – quantity surveying and site management are offered at University Centre Colchester, which provides a great range of specialist facilities for students including well-equipped teaching spaces and private study areas. Our Honours Degree course programmes have been designed in consultation with the regional employers in the industry sector and are accredited (currently pending) by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), which continues to officially recognise our BSc (Hons) Construction Management degrees as educational programmes that promote excellence in the built environment. Also, our continuing links with employers enable students to benefit from high quality work placements and to learn from industry specialists.

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I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to work in a managerial role on-site; it has provided an excellent grounding for re-entry to my career at a higher levelIan - Construction Management alumni

Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction Level 3 - T Level
Multi-Skills (Trades) Level 1
Onsite Construction Level 3 - T Level

GroundworkerLevel 2 Apprenticeship

Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurement
Professional & Technical ConstructionBSc Programmes
Working at Height Awareness

Level 1 Certificate in Engineering
Level 1 Diploma in Construction Skills
CSCS Card – Health Safety and Environment Tests
Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment
Plastering Skills