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Construction and the Built Environment

Discover a trade that will give you the practical skills for a successful career.

Plumbing student working

Get Work Ready

Alongside your course you will have the opportunity to work with key employers in the construction industry.

Our Industry Liaison Officer will help connect you to meaningful work placements that will give you the confidence to enter the construction and built environment industry.

Electrical student testing and inspecting

Learn from the Professionals

All our lecturers have extensive experience in the construction and built environment industry. Whichever trade you choose to study, you will learn from an expert who can pass on industry knowledge and give you practical advice for your future career.

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Skills Competitions

You can take part in national and international competitions to showcase your newfound skills. We regularly enter students into World Skills Competitions and consistently offer high standards in the KFE4Skills Competitions.

Plumbing students working in their bays

How you apply for a course at Ashford College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our courses online and see the wide range of academic opportunities that are available to you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply through our online application system for the department you are choosing.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to EKC Ashford College to meet our team, explore our facilities and see which course is right for you.

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Career prospects

Example:
Construction and Building Trades Supervisor
£
£39,520
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Construction and building trades supervisors oversee operations and directly supervise and coordinate the activities of workers in construction and building trades.
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Electrical student working on plug sockets.

‘‘I am loving the challenge that the Electrical pathway brings and have surprised myself with my own achievement. My greatest ambition is to empower my daughters to be successful and to show them that they can be anything they want to be.”

Linda
Level 2 Electrical Installations

We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.