Multi-trades

Become skilled in multiple construction trades to increase your earning potential.

You’ll study in our purpose-built workshops with our industry experienced lecturers learning not only the key practical skills, but also health and safety and how to look after your tools.

You’ll then be able to specialise in one trade at a higher level, or enter a trade apprenticeship.

What will I learn?

The multi-trades study programme includes a variety of construction trade areas including brickwork, plumbing, carpentry and joinery, tiling, plastering and painting and decorating. You’ll cover the basics in each, and improve your practical skills before progressing to specialise in one trade.

Why choose a MidKent College multi-trades study programme?

Our multi-trades study programmes are suitable for those looking to enter the construction industry but aren’t sure which trade suits them best. The programmes are also for professionals in the industry, who may want to diversify their trade skillset.

Being skilled in multiple trades will allow you to quote for more jobs, and earn more money once you are qualified. You’ll have the opportunity to visit construction sites and attend trade expos to network and trial new equipment.

What level am I?

The level you currently are will depend on the qualifications and skills that you have achieved and developed prior to applying for the multi-trades study programme. The multi-trades study programme is suitable for those at level 1- level 2 students to enable individuals to gain an interest in multiple areas before progressing into one specific trade for a level 2 or 3 qualification or apprenticeship.

How is English and maths involved?

If you’re aged 16-18, English and maths will be a part of your multi-trades study programme. You’ll need to be confident quoting for work, as well as measuring and ordering materials.

How much can I earn?

You could earn on average £14.62 an hour in Maidstone and Medway as a construction and building trades supervisor.*

Is an apprenticeship available?

There are a wide range of apprenticeships available in the construction trades industry including Bench Joinery, Bricklaying, Painting & Decorating, Site Carpentry and Construction.

You’ll spend one day a week at College learning the key skills required, before putting them into practice with your employer at work.

What can I do afterwards?

You’ll gain the confidence to either take your studying further and specialise in a particular trade, or become employed within the industry. Our lecturers will help you with your career aim, and the best route for you.

Contact us

By phone: 01634 402020

By email: Contact us online

*Data taken from EMSI January 2019.