The Institute of Building Technologies



If you’re the type of person who likes working with your hands and enjoys seeing the results of your efforts, then a career in the construction industry could be perfect for you!

The Institute of Building Technologies offers study programmes - from level 1 to level 6 - to prepare for careers in a wide range of trades including brickwork, plumbing, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, plastering, professional construction and civil engineering. We also offer apprenticeships for young people and adults wanting to seek employment as bricklayers, groundworkers, carpenters, joiners, painters and decorators, plasterers, plumbers and domestic heating engineers - which allow you to gain a recognised qualification whilst earning a wage.


in Construction

The construction industry is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK. From project managing to contributing to the regeneration of a city centre; careers in construction can be far more varied than people often realise. There are a vast number of career options available, which can be well paid, sought after and offer good career paths into management and team leadership.

Our purpose-built facilities at The Institute of Building Technologies offer ‘real life’ workshops, giving you the opportunity to develop key skills and gain tangible work experience, whilst still enjoying the advantages of studying in a college environment surrounded by our experienced and knowledgeable tutors. You will also benefit from our fantastic industry links to ensure the best possible learning experience.

All of our construction courses have been specially designed to help you build a successful and rewarding career within the sector. Discover more about the wide range of study programmes we offer below.


"The facilities available to students are superb! We have everything we need to learn the skills we came to college to get in order to prepare for working life and a career."


Hull College offers outstanding specialist facilities for use by students studying all courses.

Whatever you are interested in studying, our workshops provide the perfect backdrop for you to prepare for and build your career. Each construction trade has its own workshop, where you will learn the skills relating to your chosen area. These facilities are industry-standard and what you’ll find out in the world of work and employment. This helps as when you undertake work experience or start your career, you’ll be comfortable in your environment straight away.

Why Study
With Us?

Choosing to continue your education with us is about more than just gaining a qualification - it’s the perfect opportunity to prepare yourself for your chosen career. That's why we've put together a number of key reasons to help you decide why Hull College is the right choice for you and your future.

Career focused courses

We have one focus - to create careers, not courses. We pride ourselves on this approach, ensuring you leave us with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to begin a career in the industry of your choice.

Hands on learning

Do you learn better by working with your hands? Do you retain information better by ‘doing’ rather than ‘listening’? If so, studying one of our vocational study programmes could well be the perfect option for you!

Taught by experts

Our dedicated course tutors are experts in their fields with extensive knowledge and years of industry experience, and can therefore equip you with the necessary skills future employers are looking for.


Hull College provides a relaxing and fun environment where you will be treated like an adult. You will have lots of opportunities to grow and develop your skills outside of your studies.

Employer Links

Our close links with employers help us ensure that our curriculum reflects what is expected in industry – giving you a head start in the jobs race.