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Construction Courses in Guildford, Surrey

Choose from a wide range of Construction courses at Guildford College and get on the first step to a career that could see you working in exciting locations around the world! 

One of the biggest sectors in the UK, the construction industry employs around two million people. Construction is not just a job for the boys either - almost 200,000 women work in construction in this country alone.

Now is a great time to consider a career in the Construction sector. Demand for trained and qualified construction professionals can only grow as the economy continues to improve. From bricklayers to plumbers, decorators to electricians, joiners to plasterers, highly-skilled and reliable tradespeople will always be in demand to repair and improve our homes and businesses.

We provide a wide range of courses in construction to match your skills and ambitions all delivered in modern, well equipped workshops with up-to-date machinery. And rest assured that our tutors are industry professionals with years of practical and business experience within the construction sector.

Not only will you be receiving first class training to set you up for a successful career, you will also have the opportunity to be included in some exciting local and national trips and visits as well as taking part in the College’s annual Construction exhibition. And if you decide that you you’d like to further your education in this dynamic career choice, we can offer you progression up to degree level as well as plenty of other professional qualifications to ensure you are kept right up to date with the latest regulations within the industry.

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Why Choose Guildford College?

  • Newly refurbished, purpose built construction workshops
  • Modern machinery and technology
  • Computer-aided design studios
  • Subject-specialist, industry-experienced tutors
  • Opportunity to progress from beginners all the way up to degree level

Day to Day in Industry

  • Building methods
  • Construction technology
  • Using machinery
  • Making, fixing and fitting components
  • Design principles
  • Contractual procedures
  • Safe working practices
  • Health and safety

Jobs in Construction Trades

  • Carpenter
  • Joiner
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Civil Engineer
  • Surveyor
  • Site Manager
  • Architect
Construction student

Average Salary

Bricklayers, plumbers, carpenters and construction craft workers can earn up to £15,000 a year, rising to between £16-23,000 once qualified and £30,000 with more experience. Experienced surveyors can expect between £23-40,000, with those of chartered status rising to in excess of £50,000.

Moving On

You could move on to our HNC courses in Construction or Civil Engineering or our professional qualifications accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building or university courses.


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Student Soundbite

“I love that I am able to learn a more vocational course, which can lead on to a great career.”

Alistair - Construction and the Built Environment

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