Construction

Train to become a skilled and qualified tradesperson in brickwork, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating or plastering.

About Construction

Our Construction courses and Apprenticeship programmes train you to become a skilled and qualified tradesperson in a variety of trades such as Bricklaying and Carpentry. You will study in our dedicated construction and building services centres and facilities. These include classrooms for theory and huge trade-specific workshops where you develop your practical skills each week.

When you apply to study a construction course with us you will start by studying a Pre-Foundation or a Foundation course (depending on your GCSE esults). The Pre-foundation course offers an introduction into Construction and the Built Environment and a range of trades. The Foundation programme involves focusing on developing skills in two trades and then once you’ve successfully completed this, the progression programme requires you to select one main trade to study. 

Your Future

After completing your qualification most students progress into employment in the construction industry. This includes jobs with large employers such as Willmott Dixon, Redrow and smaller construction companies or even starting their own business.

Your Industry

According to EMSI 2019 data, the construction sector is due to grow by 9.4% in the Cardiff Capital Region over 2019-2025. This increase would lead to 4,000 additional jobs over that period and average wages reaching £30,000. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) predicts UK employment in construction will grow for the fourth consecutive year at 0.5 per cent a year on average to 2022. Additionally, Wales leads UK construction growth for the fourth year running at 4.6% with an estimated 12,250 additional jobs by 2022. (CITB 2018)

Construction Courses

Brickwork

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Bricklaying L1 Part Time 17 January 2023 18 January 2023 16 January 2024 17 January 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Construction Trades - Pre-Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L1 Full Time 16 January 2023 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff City Centre Campus, Cardiff City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Bricklaying and Carpentry - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Bricklaying and Painting and Decorating - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus
Bricklaying and Plastering - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HNC in Construction & The Built Environment (Construction) L4 Part Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND Construction and Built Environment L5 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Carpentry

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Carpentry - Do it Yourself L1 Part Time 11 January 2023 12 January 2023 29 March 2023 10 January 2024 11 January 2024 27 March 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Construction Trades - Pre-Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L1 Full Time 16 January 2023 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff City Centre Campus, Cardiff City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Bricklaying and Carpentry - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Carpentry and Painting & Decorating - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Plastering and Carpentry - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HNC in Construction & The Built Environment (Construction) L4 Part Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND Construction and Built Environment L5 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Construction Multi Trades EL3 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Construction

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Construction Trades - Pre-Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L1 Full Time 16 January 2023 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff City Centre Campus, Cardiff City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
CSCS Green Labourer’s Card training L1 Part Time 25 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
CSCS Green Labourer’s Card training with CSCS test L1 Part Time 25 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
CAD in Construction - 2D Computer Aided Design (PLA) L2 Part Time 7 March 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Construction & The Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Construction Supervisors - Digital Literacy Skills (PLA) L2 Part Time 1 February 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Construction & The Built Environment L3 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Construction and the Built Environment - Higher Apprenticeship L4 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HNC in Construction & The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) L4 Part Time 4 September 2023 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HNC in Construction & The Built Environment (Construction) L4 Part Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HNC in Construction & The Built Environment (Surveying) L4 Part Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HNC in Construction & The Built Environment L4 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND Construction and Built Environment L5 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Construction Multi Trades EL3 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Painting

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Construction Trades - Pre-Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L1 Full Time 16 January 2023 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff City Centre Campus, Cardiff City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Painting & Decorating L1 Part Time 10 January 2023 17 January 2023 9 January 2024 15 January 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Bricklaying and Painting and Decorating - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus
Carpentry and Painting & Decorating - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HNC in Construction & The Built Environment (Construction) L4 Part Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND Construction and Built Environment L5 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Construction Multi Trades EL3 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Plastering

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Construction Trades - Pre-Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L1 Full Time 16 January 2023 4 September 2023 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff City Centre Campus, Cardiff City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Plastering L1 Part Time 11 January 2023 9 October 2023 10 January 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Plastering L1 Part Time 29 March 2023 27 March 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Bricklaying and Plastering - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Plastering and Carpentry - Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment L2 Full Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HNC in Construction & The Built Environment (Construction) L4 Part Time 4 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
HND Construction and Built Environment L5 Part Time 11 September 2023 City Centre Campus, Cardiff