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Construction is one of the biggest industries in the UK, employing around 7% of our workforce which is about two million people. There are a huge range of jobs available, from bricklayers, carpenters, plasterers, painter and decorators, electricians and plumbers, and they are in demand to not only work on large scale building projects, skilled trades people will always be needed to repair and improve our homes and the buildings we see around us.

Construction never stands still and neither will your career, whether you're starting out in trainee construction jobs or looking for your next challenge. You will find lots of opportunities to build your skills while making a good living, with the industry set to need more and more skilled people in future.

We offer a range of construction training, from the traditional disciplines such as electrician courses, plumbing courses, plastering courses, carpentry courses and bricklaying courses or if you are unsure which trade you are most suited to, we offer taster courses where you can get a feel of a variety of trades to see which suits you the best. We are also reacting to changes in the industry and are now offering courses in green technologies such as solar panel installation.

We have a range of courses, from level 1 right up to University level, We offer full time and part courses and Apprenticeships. We can also offer work experience as part of your study programme. 

You will learn in our purpose built workshops, from tutors who have worked in the industry themselves. We have invested heavily in our construction centre, ensuring that you have access to industry standard resources and equipment. You can build a wall and knock it down, wallpaper a chimney breast and fix a leak on a boiler – all within our workshops in the college.

Your future in construction

After studying a construction course at South and City College Birmingham, there will be a huge range of job options open to you in the construction industry. It is also a great sector to work in if you want to be your own boss as over a third of people in the industry run their own company or are self-employed. Our students have gone on to work on national projects, set up their own businesses or work on projects abroad.

Why not join them? Take a look at our range of courses.

Student Satisfaction Survey 2017/18
Keep up the great work. I have learned a great deal in the painting and decorating field. I have done one work experience, the second work experience is planned for me later in the year. Teaching staff are always there for us in terms of advice and guidance. Can’t wait to move up to the next level.