Be extraordinary with tailored qualifications, designed by the industry, to help you thrive in your career.

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Take your skills, knowledge and expertise to the next level.

Future-proof your career with qualifications that are designed with, and for, the industry. Our highly-skilled lecturers can give you first-hand, in-depth knowledge using their expertise from the sector. Whether you decide to study sustainable construction design or management; we will give you the know-how to thrive in your career.

Save up to £8k* by studying locally

Our tailored programmes can prepare you for the Net Zero emissions law specifically designed with the industry in mind

Construction is one of the TOP 4 sectors for expected growth by 2028

Flexible programmes that are designed to work around your current home and work life

Coming back into academic learning was quite a daunting prospect when I started in my mid-30s, especially having no qualifications from school. I had achieved around 15 construction qualifications over the years, but there was nothing academic or anything that would support a career on the professional side of the sector.

The teaching at the University Centre has been fantastic, and I’ve felt comfortable and at home in the classroom. My progress over the last year would not be possible without the quality of teaching that I have received and the content in the course which has developed my knowledge.

Robert Gregg
Studied: HNC in Construction and the Built Environment
Where now: Continuing in his career as a Development Support Technician at Lancashire County Council while studying for a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering

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Construction Sector Guide

Download our sector guide and explore what the industry has to offer. You can also browse our courses and learn how we can get your career-ready.

I have been lecturing for 18 years, and my considerable experience includes eight years at the only construction specialist college in Britain and here at the University Centre for the last decade.

I continue to participate in the Construction industry in a management and advice capacity particularly in the refurbishment and services sector. The Construction sector is a thriving one, and I am passionate about its success.

I enjoy seeing newcomers take their first steps into the profession, in whatever line of work, and I’m enthusiastic to see tradespeople promoted to management and technician positions and witness the career progression that HE qualifications deliver.

Paul Walsh
Industry Expert and Programme Leader for Construction

Our Industry Experts