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Build the foundations for a bright future in the construction sector at Hull College!  

If you love working with your hands and want to learn skills that will always be in high demand, a career in construction could be perfect for you. Our wide range of Construction and Building Trades courses will prepare you to enter what is one of the UK’s biggest industries.

We offer qualifications and training in all the main construction trades, including Bricklaying, Carpentry and Joinery, Painting and Decorating, Plastering and Plumbing. Alternatively, if your ambition is to work in the world of professional construction in roles such as a building surveyor, civil engineer or site manager, we’ve got you covered with our Construction and the Built Environment course options.

Our purpose-built facilities offer ‘real-life’ workshops, allowing you to develop key skills and gain tangible work experience, whilst still enjoying the advantages of studying in a college environment surrounded and supported by our highly skilled, experienced and knowledgeable tutors who have worked extensively within the industry.

We work with businesses and use our industry-standard facilities to provide the best possible learning experience and give you the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for. You will also have the chance to take part in competitions and trade shows, as well as community and charity projects in the local area. What’s more, you could even take part in regional and national competitions to show off the skills you have learned and add to your CV ahead of embarking on your chosen career.

Whether you are starting with the basics or have years of experience and want to progress to the next level - we have a course for you here at Hull College.

Industry Insights

There are more than 22,000 people employed in the sector in the Humber region, with more than 2 million working in Construction across the United Kingdom.

The annual recruitment requirement in Yorkshire & the Humber of 1.7% per year is the same as the UK average and means an extra 17,800 workers will be needed in the region from 2023 to 2027.

120,000 new apprentices will be needed in the Construction sector nationally in the coming years.

What Careers could this lead to?

One of the largest employers in the UK, the construction industry is worth around £110 billion and employs almost 2.7million people. Studying a Construction and Building Trades course at Hull College will enable you to develop skills for a wide range of careers, including...

Bricklayer, Building Services Engineer, Building Site Inspector, Carpenter, Dryliner, Facilities Manager, Glazier, Heating and Ventilation Engineer, Joiner, Kitchen and Bathroom Fitter, Painter and Decorator, Plasterer, Plumber, Quantity Surveyor, Road Worker, Roofer, Scaffolder.


English and maths are important life skills that will help you to succeed in your education, career and everyday life.

If you have not yet achieved your Grade 4 in the new GCSE examinations or a Grade C in the old GCSE examinations, in either English and/or maths, you will continue to study these subjects as part of your study programme to help you work towards this level, supported by our dedicated tutors.

Improving your skills can not only enhance your job opportunities and career prospects, but also open the doors to further study and university.

Benefits of improving your English and maths skills include...

  • They will help you to progress to higher level study
  • They will enable you to get you a better job
  • You will be able to access more career opportunities
  • They will help you earn more money in the future
  • They will provide you with better life opportunities

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Why Hull College should be your first choice..

Choosing to continue your education with us is about more than just gaining a qualification, it is the perfect opportunity to prepare yourself for your chosen career - whether you are a school leaver or adult learner.

We believe in providing you with the best opportunities for development through our inspirational teaching, excellent facilities, and strong connections to employers to help set you on the path to the career of your dreams. We care about your future and want to help you achieve your full potential.