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Start building your dream career through a Construction course with North Hertfordshire College.

The skills you’ll develop at NHC will provide you with the perfect foundations for a whole host of careers within the UK’s construction industry. We work closely with a wide range of construction contractors and organisations, including the CITB, Wates, Mulalley & Co, and Galliford Try, to provide you with unique onsite experiences and trade insight that allow you to achieve your career goals.

Once you’ve laid the groundwork of your skills, you’ll be able to start a placement in the industry. Whether it’s a local regeneration project, working in a workshop, or shadowing a local independent business, you’ll be able to put your skills to the test and pick up some real-world experience to help you on your way. By starting a career in construction, you’ll be part of one of the most important industries in the UK.

So, what are you waiting for? Find your trade at NHC.

Who do you want to be?

Discover your future with our range of Construction courses

Entry and Level 1

Level 2 – Suitable for learners who have successfully completed the level 1 trade course or have specific trade experience.

Level 3 – Suitable for learners who have successfully completed the level 2 trade course

Career Pathway

North Hertfordshire College’s Construction courses will help you specialise in the industry sector of your choice. Whether it’s plumbing, carpentry, or any of the other exciting opportunities in the industry, your course will help you open doors to a successful and rewarding career.

Your career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Engineer
  • Plasterer
  • Plumber
  • Construction Labourer
  • Scaffolder
  • Electrician
  • Carpenter
  • Bricklayer
  • Architect
  • Construction Manager

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What our students say

Take a tour

Take a look around our facilities in our 360 degrees tours to see the specially designed spaces which provide a safe environment to study, progress and discover who you want to be.

Take the ECC Campus tour

Engineering and Construction Campus: Fulton Close, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AF. Telephone: 01462 424242.

Supporting Stevenage Regeneration plans

North Hertfordshire College is partnering with Stevenage Borough Council to provide jobs and training as part of Stevenage town centre’s regeneration plans.

The Stevenage Works partnership agreement will focus on construction and business administration skills. Working together, the partners will provide training and job opportunities, including apprenticeships for young people and unemployed adults. Jobcentre Plus will identify local candidates and North Hertfordshire College will deliver training in basic construction skills, as well as CV and interview training.

The council is also working with Wates and Mulalley on the refurbishment of 550 low-rise flat blocks. All three contractors have committed to providing jobs and training through the Stevenage Works partnership.

Work experience

When you join one of North Hertfordshire College’s Construction courses, you’ll build practical skills to help you lay strong foundations for your future career. Our Construction Hub courses are partnered with the CITB, allowing you to gain valuable on-site experience with our employer partners so that you’re site-ready by the time you finish your course.

Our Plastering, Brick, and Carpentry students engage in community action projects that are designed and set by external organisations and employers, and monitored by our tutors. These projects help our learners develop their industry skills and gain the experience that will help them start their careers after their studies.

For students joining our Plumbing or Electrical courses, you’ll find that your study programme has been shaped by input from our employer partners. As a result, you’ll have access to interesting learning opportunities that are linked to technical skills and progression routes to give you the best possible start to your career.


Apprenticeships in Construction

Unsure about studying a college course?

Did you know you can earn a salary whilst you learn on an apprenticeship? Gaining experience, the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

Find out more by visiting our training provider: Hart Learning & Development

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Looking for courses for adult learners?

North Hertfordshire College is proud to offer a range of professional and leisure courses to adults in the local community.

Whether you’re looking to change career, improve your skills, or pick up a new hobby and make new friends, NHC has a course for you.

Discover Adult Learner Courses