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Construction

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If you like getting stuck into projects and want to get into a skilled trade, then a construction course at Central will give you the hands-on training you need. These practical courses include bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, groundworks, plastering, dry lining, plumbing, multiskills and electrical training.

Further Education courses

Our high-quality courses are perfect for you if you want to study a practical subject with the intention of going on to further training and/or work in the building industry. We run further education courses from Level 1 to Level 3 and some qualifications can also be studied as an apprenticeship so you earn while you learn.

You will be based in our purpose-built workshops and training areas, giving you the feel of working on a real site. Our Beeston Centre has been highly recommended by the construction sector body, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), so you can be confident you will be in a great learning environment. 

You will gain valuable work experience with industry partners and may even get the opportunity to take part in one of our well-established international work experience projects. You could even take part in competitions to show off the skills you’ve learned!

Our partner college, ncn, also offers construction courses and you can view these here. Find out more about the merger with ncn.

Higher Education courses

The benefits of studying a university level course at our partner college, ncn include:

  • Studying at one of the largest providers of construction training in the East Midlands
  • Studying in our £27m Basford Hall campus with industry standard workshops and facilities
  • Being taught by staff who are industry professionals and understand the challenges of combining part-time study with full-time employment

Funding for employers

The CITB Grants Scheme has been put in place to ensure 
the long-term growth and development of the industry. Grants are available that contribute towards the cost of training, recognised qualifications and development.

All employers who are registered with CITB are eligible to claim a grant, providing they meet certain terms and conditions. Grants are available to help with a range of areas from Apprenticeship support to training and development plans for the whole business.

For further details of the CITB grant, visit citb.co.uk/grant or call 0344 994 4455

We have also included University Level courses run by our partner college, ncn. To find out more about our merger with ncn please visit here.

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Plumbing (Entry Level) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are a practical learner, enjoy problem solving and don’t mind getting your hands a bit dirty from time to time.

Pipework Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’d like a career in the construction industry and would like to work on interesting engineering projects in the future.

Plastering (Entry Level) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re practically minded with good attention to detail, which is needed to mix and apply plaster to surfaces both in a business building and in a house.

Painting and Decorating (Entry Level) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you like to be creative, have a good eye for detail and enjoy seeing projects through to completion.

Maintenance Operations (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re looking to gain a wide range of knowledge of maintenance either because you want to work across a number of areas, or because you’ve yet to decide whether to specialise in one trade…

Practical Construction Skills (Multiskills) (Entry & Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to gain a range of basic skills across the main construction trades before deciding if and what to specialise in.

Construction Skills (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have no previous construction knowledge and you want to find out what’s involved in the industry.

Construction and Built Environment (Level 3) - Full -time

This course is perfect if you are looking to progress into a technical construction or construction management career and want to achieve qualifications which will enable you to study at degree-level either at college, university or through a higher apprenticeship…

Construction and the Built Environment (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re interested in how housing and commercial developments get off the ground. You’ll get a taste for the various professional pathways available in the construction and built environment industry.

Carpentry and Joinery (Entry Level) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are interested in woodwork and careers in carpentry and joinery and would like to build your basic skills in this trade.

Brickwork (Entry Level) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are interested in brickwork and want to perhaps pursue a career in the building or construction trades.

Gas - Unvented Reassessment (CCN1) - Part-time

This is a professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry.

Guild of Gas Fitting Operatives - Part-time

This is a professional course for candidates currently working in the gas industry.

Gas - Gas LPG - Part-time

This is a professional course for people currently working in the gas industry.

Gas - Initial Unvented - Part-time

This is a professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry.

Bricklaying Skills - Basic - Part-time

Learn bricklaying skills on this basic course.

Gas - Fires ACS (HTR1) - Part-time

Professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry. 

Gas - Cookers ACS (CKR1) - Part-time

Professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry. 

Gas - Core Safety Assessment ACS (CCN1) - Part-time

Professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry. 

Gas - Update Training ACS One Day - Part-time

This is a professional refresher course for people currently working in the gas industry. 

Gas - Boilers and Water Heaters ACS (CENWAT1) - Part-time

Professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry.c

Gas - Carbon Monoxide/Carbon Dioxide Domestic Atmosphere & Appliance Testing ACS (CMDDA1) - Part-time

Professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry. 

Gas - Energy Efficiency ACS (Part L) - Part-time

This is a professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry. 

Gas - Core Safety Reassessment (ACS) (CCN1) - Part-time

This is a professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry. 

Gas - Meters ACS (MET1) - Part-time

Professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry. 

Gas - Combustion Performance Analysis ACS (CPA1) - Part-time

Professional exam for candidates currently working in the gas industry. 

Sustainable Built Environment Higher Apprenticeship Level 5

This new programme provides the vocational knowledge and skills necessary for a career in a variety of disciplines including architecture, building services engineering, civil engineering, construction management, maintenance, planning, surveying and more.

Construction Management Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5)

This new programme has been specifically designed for you if you’re progressing from an Advanced Apprenticeship in a craft area, or if you’ve got significant work experience in the industry and want to become a construction manager. It gives you…

Construction Management Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6)

It provides a progression opportunity to gain an honours degree after completing a relevant Higher Apprenticeship. 

Construction and the Built Environment HNC/HND (Level 4/5) - Full or Part-time

HNCs and HNDs are established qualifications that are well-respected by employers. Designed for people employed in the construction industry in the building, building services and civil engineering sectors and related professions as technicians, they are an ideal way to continue…

Apprenticeship in Dry Lining (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in dry lining while earning a wage.

Apprenticeship in Domestic Heating (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in plumbing while earning a wage.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Bench Joinery (Level 3)

You will get the chance to add to your existing skills, while earning a wage and gaining more advanced technical knowledge of bench joinery.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Bricklaying (Level 3)

You will get the chance to add to your existing skills, while earning a wage and gaining more advanced technical knowledge of bricklaying.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating (Level 3)

You will get the chance to add to your existing skills, while earning a wage and gaining more advanced technical knowledge of painting and decorating.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Plastering (Level 3)

You will get the chance to add to your existing skills, while earning a wage and gaining more advanced technical knowledge of plastering.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry (Level 3)

You will get the chance to add to your existing skills, while earning a wage and gaining more advanced technical knowledge of site carpentry.

Apprenticeship in Bench Joinery (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in bench joinery while earning a wage.

Apprenticeship in Bricklaying (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in bricklaying while earning a wage.

Apprenticeship in Building Maintenance (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in building maintenance while earning a wage.

Apprenticeship in Construction Operations (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career as a ground worker while earning a wage. Groundworkers are important people - you can’t build a quality structure without laying a good foundation!

Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in painting and decorating while earning a wage.

Apprenticeship in Plastering (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in plastering while earning a wage.

Apprenticeship in Plumbing (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in plumbing while earning a wage.

Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry (Level 2)

On this course you’ll learn the skills needed for a career in site carpentry while earning a wage.

Basic Plastering Skills - Part-time

This course gives students ‘hands on’ practical skills needed for basic plastering.

Basic Plumbing Skills - Part-time

This course will give you ‘hands on’ practical skills needed for basic plumbing in the home or to progress to a higher level of training.

Painting and Decorating (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’ve got a passion for painting and decorating and want to get to grips with what’s involved in a job in the industry, either as an employee or as a self-employed painter and decorator…

Painting and Decorating (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you already have some painting and decorating skills and looking to take your learning to another level.

Painting and Decorating (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’ve set your sights on a career as a professional painter and decorator or if you’re already working in the industry and want to update or add to your existing skills…

Plastering (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a good eye for detail, have good co-ordination and enjoy physical work. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a well plastered wall and knowing that you did it! 

Plastering (Level 2) - Full-time

If you want to improve your plastering skills, learning how to fix fibrous cove/cornice and apply direct bond drylining to solid and timber structures this course could be just right for you.

Plastering (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to improve your plastering skills and think you’ve got what it takes to carve out a career as one of the  best plasterers in town!

Plumbing (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you would like to develop the skills you’ll need for a career as a plumber or perhaps related field such as gas engineer or heating engineer.

Plumbing (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a genuine interest in learning about the technology and practices involved in plumbing and are looking to pursue a career as a plumber or in a related trade.

Site Carpentry (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’ve got a keen eye for detail, enjoy woodwork and making things and have a genuine interest in pursuing a career as a carpenter or joiner.

Site Carpentry (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want a career in the industry and hold a lower level qualification already, or are already employed and require an industry-recognised qualification to add to your portfolio.

Bricklaying (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to pursue a career in bricklaying, enjoy building and want to develop your skills in this trade.

Bricklaying (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to take your brick work skills to an advanced level, have a good eye for detail and wish to progress into a supervisory role or perhaps go it alone as a self-employed builder…

Bricklaying (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’ve already got an understanding of bricklaying and want to gain the right skills at the right level to begin your career in the trade.

Carpentry and Joinery (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re looking to get a better understanding of the trade and want to gain some valuable skills that will help set you up as a professional carpenter and/or joiner. 

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