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Construction Study Programmes

Build the foundations for a successful construction career whether you have your sights set on a degree or want to get into working.

Find out the difference between a Construction course and a study programme below.

Whether you are looking to study at higher education level, want to progress onto a construction-based university course or are looking to enter employment within the building and civil engineering industry, our highly qualified staff will help you to understand the processes and principles relevant to your chosen area of study.

You could go on to a BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) programme too. Our HNC, HND and degree top-up courses are validated by the University of Kent. All study programmes include hands-on experience as well as classroom learning. Our BEng in Building Services Engineering is now CIBSE accredited.

What will I learn?

Develop your knowledge of site management, surveying, design of structures and buildings, performance of building materials and the various careers in the construction industry. Depending on the level of study programme, you may also gain an understanding of building design, and the technical and administration aspects of site preparation and construction. You could also progress onto a higher education course at the College. You’ll also be involved in various community-based projects. Find out the difference between a Construction course and a study programme below.

Depending on the level and type of course you complete, you may also gain an understanding of building design and the technical and administrative aspects of site preparation and construction. 

You may also develop knowledge of drawing office procedures, site management, surveying, design of structures and buildings, performance of building materials and the various careers in the construction industry. 

A Construction apprenticeship at the College could also be an option for you.

Why choose a MidKent College Construction study programme?

Our tutors have all had experience in the construction industry, and so are the ideal people to advise you on your future career, and how to get there. Your study programme will also improve your English and maths skills, giving you the key literacy and numeracy skills are looking for. You’ll also take part in work experience, so you’ll have the vital on-the-job knowledge when applying for jobs.

What level am I?

This will be dependent on the qualifications and experience that you currently have. For some very practical subjects you'll need to start at level 1 to ensure you learn the key theory, practical knowledge and health and safety standards for your industry. Check out what level you are on our chart.

How is English & maths involved?

If you’re aged 16-18 years old, English and maths will be a key part of your study programme. You’ll study both subjects at a level that is appropriate to you. English and maths qualifications will give you the confidence to quote for projects and communicate your ideas.

What facilities and trips are available? I

Improve your construction knowledge with visits to the Institute for Fabrication & Welding, Big Bang Fair, Ecobuild and Thames Barrier project as well as construction sites.

Is an apprenticeship available?

Yes, the College offers an apprenticeship in Construction skills.

What have your past students gone on to do?

Successful students have entered employment in the local construction industry, such as Kelsham Limited or have gained sponsorship from Laing O’Rourke and Kier Group. Others have progressed within their current roles or accepted apprenticeships.

What can I do afterwards?

There are many opportunities available in the construction industry from site manager to surveyor or CAD technician or structural engineer. Have you thought about becoming an architect or highways technician?

How much do construction and building trades employees get paid? Construction project manager and related professionals in the Medway and Maidstone areas can expect to earn on average £19.74 per hour.*

What’s the difference between a Construction course and a study programme?

Traditionally you may have studied a Construction course, where you would only study the qualification, such as health and safety, highways design and law. A Construction study programme is so much more than a Construction course!

This change to study programmes is due to national feedback from employers saying young people need to have more than just a “qualification”; they need to have the skills to work in their chosen industry. A study programme encompasses the subject qualification, English and maths skills as well as work experience and personal development skills. You can read more about study programmes here.

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*Data taken from EMSI April 2018