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Construction and building services

Consider a full-time course in construction and building services and get skilled for life! Our courses are designed to give you the practical skills needed for a career in bricklaying, plumbing, painting and decorating or woodwork. We also run the professional construction course which can open doors to architecture or civil engineering.

Construction and building services courses

Why choose construction at West Notts?

State-of-the-art facilities

Train in modern facilities at the Construction Centre, a dedicated training facility for students looking to get into the construction trades. The centre is equipped with some of the best facilities in the sector, and with both practical areas and classrooms close by, you will hone specialist skills needed for employment.

Take a tour of the Construction Centre

Teachers with industry know-how

Our teachers have plenty of industry experience and are keen to pass on their tips and techniques of the trade to young hopefuls. You are taught under the watchful eye of industry experts who have been there and done it.

Showcase your skills

Once skilled-up, you’ll be keen to show off your talents. So you will have the opportunity to showcase your skills at local, regional and national competitions.

Be part of the 'Learning Company'

You’ll work with students across different curriculum areas to help with the renovation and improvement of college buildings.

There are several projects such as the refurbishment of the Thoresby Road site or creating a gigantic rooftop Christmas tree at Derby Road campus. Because the college is constantly expanding and improving, there are always plenty of projects to get stuck into, and a wealth of different opportunities to see the construction industry in action.

Under the watchful eye of experienced teachers, you’ll get to help with wiring, plumbing, plastering and more, while contributing to the ongoing improvement of your own college, while upskilling yourself beyond the classroom.

What our students say

We hear from what Sophie's experience on the course has been, talking about exciting work placements, amazing facilities and how supportive her teachers have been.

Construction and Building Services at West Notts College

Take a look at the college’s construction facilities and hear more from staff and students about the training opportunities available across its two campuses.

Career Opportunities

Our facilities

Our the years, we have continued to heavily invest in our impressive construction centre; providing dedicated practical and interactive learning spaces for each trade.

Spreading across multiple floors, our painting and decorating area has been designed to provide students with life-like facilities and the ability to practice techniques on practice rooms.

In our open-plan brickwork and carpentry and joinery areas, students have the freedom to master their skills in their own dedicated zones. With access to a wide range of tools and materials, you will have everything you need.

Our electrical and plumbing facilities are also set up to recreate reallife situations and provide access to different appliances, tools and materials which you will work with in the future.

With future plans in place for a new additional site, the learning opportunities are endless.

Take a tour of the Construction Centre


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Why choose West Notts?

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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We offer a flexible and cost-effective travel pass to all students and apprentices.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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