There are a range of training opportunities available to anyone who wants to get in to the construction sector. Different routes and pathways will be open to everyone depending on the experience and qualifications that you already have, no matter what these are there is a route for you!

Routes into roles in the construction sectors and progression pathways include:

  • Apprenticeships – trade, technical and professional including degree apprenticeships
  • Vocational qualifications/A Levels
  • Construction T Levels (Level 3 two year qualification, equivalent to 3 A Levels)
  • Construction Diplomas
  • National Diplomas and Certificates
  • Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Diplomas (HNDs)
  • Foundation Degrees
  • Bachelor’s Degrees
  • Master’s Degrees
  • Chartered Status

With the construction sector offering so many wide and varied careers and job opportunities, there are also the training, skills and professional development routes to go with them.

Local Training Courses


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Exeter College is a large, thriving and Ofsted Outstanding college, which places teaching, learning and student success as their top priority. They welcome students of all ages and abilities. Their construction programmes are designed to be engaging and lead to promising career routes, allowing you to reach your full potential.

The University of Exeter is a member of the Russell Group and they combine teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction with world class research. They offer degree apprenticeships, including Civil Engineering:

South Devon College offer a wide range of courses and qualifications for learners of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. All courses are designed to help you develop your skills and confidence and progress into employment in your chosen career or to higher education.

Bicton College is based in East Devon in an Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. As part of the Cornwall College Group, Bicton is part of the largest education and training provider in the region with a proven track recorded of over 10,00 apprentices in 10 years. Situated within an idyllic and practical landscape, they offer a host of training courses at different levels to best suit you.

The Focus Training Group are a leading Training and Apprenticeship provider with facilities throughout the heart of the South West. As an Independent Training Provider, they ensure all of their Lecturers and Assessors have roots to the Industries they teach in allowing for an enriched learning experience with valuable insight into the work environments they are pursuing. With the group having been established for 20 years they are known as a reputable provider and have obtained an OFSTED good rating in line with this.

PGL Training is a professional training company offering a comprehensive range of courses. All of their lecturers are extensively trained and have experience from site so you know you are receiving the best possible teaching when you come to PGL. Their team are friendly and professional and will always be available to discuss any particulars regarding your course.   Whether you are a young learner looking for an apprenticeship, newcomer to industry, industry professional or unemployed and looking to retrain, contact PGL if you require any advice and guidance with your career and training.

Training Costs


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