Retrain, Upskill and Boost Your Construction Career Prospects at Hull College


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Interested in a career within construction and building trades? Already working in the sector and looking to further develop your skills and knowledge? Then why not check out the range of level 3 qualifications we offer here at Hull College!

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 options available, which can be well paid, sought after and offer good career paths into management and team leadership.

We have a number of study programmes within the industry at The Institute of Building Technologies, including Bench Joinery, Brickwork, Painting and Decorating, Plumbing and Construction and the Built Environment. Discover more about each course via the links below:

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Bricklaying
Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Bench Joinery
Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Painting and Decorating
Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plumbing
Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment
Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

Students could also be eligible to receive fully funded support for their first level 3 Qualification at Hull College through the National Skills Fund.

The National Skills Fund was set up by the Government as part of the UK’s Plan for Jobs. It aims to help adults to train and gain the valuable skills set they need to improve their job prospects and support the economy. The scheme has been introduced to encourage adults in England to retrain, gain new skills to make them more employable.

If you are 19 or over and do not already have a level 3 qualification or higher, you can access a free level 3 qualification. If you already have a level 3 qualification or higher, but you earn below the National Living Wage annually (£18,525 from April 2022) or are unemployed, you can also access these qualifications for free. This is regardless of any qualifications you already have.

Eligibility criteria for a FREE place includes students living in the UK as residents for the past three years or having the right to work and study in the UK.

If you have a question about the National Skills Fund, want to find out if you are eligible, or want more information, please contact us by phone on 01482 329943 or email

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