The construction industry is one of the UK’s most important sectors. The range of jobs available is vast, covering traditional craft trades such as plumbing and carpentry, to managing large civil engineering infrastructure projects such as bridges and stadiums, housebuilding, design and consultancy, and the professions such as architecture, management, and surveying.
Studying Construction and the Built Environment gives you the opportunity to develop the practical skills and knowledge needed in a number of trades found on a construction site.
Selection of jobs using the subject Construction
- Building control officer
- Building services engineer
- Building site inspector
- Building surveyor
- Building technician
- Cavity insulation installer
- Construction labourer
- Construction manager
- Construction site supervisor
- Gas service technician
- Heat pump engineer
- Heating and ventilation engineer
- Kitchen and bathroom fitter
- Painter and decorator
Examples of apprenticeships that relate to Construction.
Level 2 Bricklayer or Plasterer. Typical length: 2 to 3 years
Level 3 Domestic Electrician. Typical length: 4 years
Level 3 Installation and maintenance electrician. Typical length: 4 years.
Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician. Typical length: 4 years.
Examples of vocational college courses that relate to Construction.
Level 1 or 2 Specific trade eg. Plumbing or Bricklaying
Level 3 T level: Building Services Engineering for Construction - This course covers construction areas such as electric installation and maintenance, plumbing or heating.
Level 3 T Level: Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction - This course covers construction areas such as surveying and design, civil engineering, building services design, or hazardous materials surveying.
Level 3 T Level: Onsite Construction - This covers construction areas such as bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, plastering or painting and decorating.
Examples of degree courses that relate to Construction
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management at UWE Bristol
BSc (Hons) Building Surveying at Plymouth University
If you love this subject and want to take it forward, what else can you do right now?
Find out what its like to work in construction from students, apprentices and employees in the industry at www.careerpilot.org.uk/stories...
Do a short online Future Learn course (some are free) to find out more about Construction - looks great on your CV too!
Examples of courses on Future Learn:
- Diversity and Inclusion in the Built Environment
- Designing and Building with Healthier Materials
Do the Careerpilot Skills Profile so you can identify all the skills you can talk about when you apply.