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Construction and the Built Environment

Master the practical skills needed for a successful career in Plumbing or Electrical Installation.

State-Of-The-Art Facilities

Learn within our brand new, purpose built expansion, equipped with industry-standard equipment, cutting-edge workshops, and technologically advanced classrooms that create an immersive learning environment.

Plumbing student working

Adult Learning

We offer a variety of short courses, specifically designed for adult learners. Whether you’re looking to begin a new career, upskill and add services to your offer or simply learn more about a hobby, we’ve got a course for you.

Adult learner working on guttering

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.

Staff member helping student

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 the annual KFE4Skills Competition.

This year our Plumbing student, Austin, came out on top, and won the Gold medal for his fantastic pipework.

Plumbing Student Austen wins gold at KFE Finals
Electrical student working on plug sockets.

Linda Riches

Level 2 Electrical Installation

‘‘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.”

Outside shot of Ashford College

Career prospects

Construction and Building Trades Supervisor
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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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.

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.