Construction Trades

Introduction

If you are interested in a career in a construction trade, or are already working on-site and want to improve your skills, Fareham College provides outstanding training to get you qualified for employment in this broad industry.

There are many different careers within the construction industry, from on-the-ground building services, right through to architecture, surveying and engineering. Construction is booming, both regionally and nationally, and there is great demand for skilled workers in all fields, including bricklayers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and site managers.

Whatever trade you are interested in, our industry standard-workshops provide the perfect backdrop for you to build your career. You will learn from highly experienced tutors using the latest equipment to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to work within this fast-paced sector.

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Full Time Courses

Our full time courses are available at Level 2 and 3 and are designed to combine both the practical and theoretical elements of construction, so you have a well-rounded, confident foundation from which to progress on to working on-site.

Courses are made up of a combination of practical workshops and classroom sessions to reinforce the techniques you will develop, and ensure you are fully trained in safe working practices. Our links with employers are extensive, and you can move from a full time college-based course to complete an apprenticeship in a range of construction trades.

Our full time courses provide:

  • Tuition from experienced industry professionals
  • Use of specialist equipment, machinery, tools, technology and materials used in the field
  • Training in the latest sustainable methods of construction
  • Close links with employers for great job opportunities and work experience placements
  • Unique apprenticeship opportunities only on offer at Fareham College

Course Facilities

Fareham College has some of the best construction training facilities in the area, with dedicated workshops for brickwork, carpentry and electrical installation.

Facilities and equipment includes:

  • Laser levels
  • Specialist cutting equipment
  • Spindle moulders
  • Planing machines
  • Dedicated installation bays and assessment areas

Career Options

Once you have completed your training in your chosen specialised area, you will be ready to work on a variety of construction projects, with roles including:

  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Landscaper

If you do a Level 3 qualification, you can progress on to higher level training to become a site supervisor, project manager, quantity surveyor, estimator – or you may even find yourself working in education!

An apprenticeship in Construction provides you with the best possible training to equip you with skills that are in high demand. You will have a full time job and earn a wage working in your field of interest, while also attending College, usually for a day a week, in order to gain a nationally-recognised qualification and essential competencies.

You can specialise in areas including brickwork and carpentry and, as well as learning the skills and techniques of the trade, you will also receive training in health, safety and site operation which can support future progression into planning, project coordination or management roles.

Your Campus: Bishopsfield Road

Re-developed in September 2015, Fareham’s BRC campus provides an outstanding learning environment for the 2,000 learners based at the main site. With £16 million of investment, Fareham’s students have access to transforming facilities and the latest technologies and curriculum-based equipment to support some of the best technical and professional teaching in Hampshire.

There are plenty of light, bright and inspirational spaces, both inside and out, where you can relax in between lessons, meet with friends, have a bite to eat or get ahead with some private study. As a student at Fareham College, our creative learning environment will provide an excellent route to your future career, university or further training.

Part Time Study

Whether you are looking to re-train and pursue a different career path, develop existing skills or just improve your DIY techniques, we offer a range of plumbing, painting and decorating, carpentry and bricklaying courses at a range of levels to suit a variety of requirements.

If you are an employer looking for training for your staff, we can also provide bespoke courses and workshops – please contact us for more details.

E: info@fareham.ac.uk  T: 01329 815 200