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Construction & Building Services

Construction & Building Services

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Recent growth in the UK Construction and Building Services Industry, together with the current boom in the UK's property market, has created a high demand for house builders, related trades people and those with building services skills such as Electrical Installers, Gas Installers and Plumbers

Construction and building services programmes at Stoke on Trent College are designed to give you the real education and skills you need to become a success in the industry, whether your ambition is to work for a major employer in the sector or to start your own business.

Courses are taught using state-of-the-art, industry standard equipment and machinery in our well established John Seddon Technology Centre and brand new Technology Hub.

Christiana renewable technology rigs are used to teach students about emerging technologies such as electricity regeneration systems, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic electrics and heat pumps in a fun, hands-on way.

Cutting edge machinery worth more than £80,000 has recently been installed at the College to meet a skills shortage in the region for highly trained Wood Machinists. The high-tech CNC Wood Machine can produce bespoke products as effectively as production pieces. We are the only college regionally to offer this facility.

Our two ‘NU Build’ on-site manufactured houses form a unique regional training centre of excellence in current eco-friendly practices.

The College enjoys a regular success in regional and national industry competitions where students can showcase their skills and enhance their achievements.

You can be sure of great support from highly experienced tutors throughout your course.

The College enjoys excellent links with local and national employers in the field to help you to progress into work.


  • Millions of people employed in the industry and demand increasing
  • Large range of different jobs, projects and careers
  • Potential to earn good money with an experienced bricklayer, carpenter or painter able to earn over £30,000 a year
  • Electricians earn around £27,500 a year
  • Gas Installers earn around £30,000 a year
  • Plumbers earn around £25,000 - £35,000 a year


  • Architect
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Site Foreman
  • Construction Manager
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Plasterer
  • Surveyor
  • Electric Engineer
  • Gas Engineer
  • Heating and Ventilation Engineer
  • Plumbing Engineer
Sam Williams

Johnson Tiles trainee Sam has completed an NVQ Level 3 in Heating and Ventilation at Stoke on Trent College, with training at the John Seddon Building Technology Centre, based at the Burslem Campus.

His achievements were recognised when he won the National Proskills Apprentice of the Year award. Sam said: “The Apprenticeship has given me a great start. I have been able to build up a good base of knowledge over three years.

“I wanted an Apprenticeship at Stoke on Trent College because of its good reputation in providing training for the construction trades. It has meant that I have been learning and earning at the same time, and has allowed me to learn both the theory and practical side of my work and set me on the road to a good career.”

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