• What will I learn?

        Available at our Maidstone Campus, our Construction & the Built Environment programmes will develop your knowledge of site management, surveying, design of structures and buildings, performance of building materials and the various careers in the construction industry. 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.

        Depending on the level and type of programme 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. 

        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.

      • 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.

      • 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 facilities and trips are available?

        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.

      • 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?

      • 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.

      • Contact us

        By phone: 01634 402020

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