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Construction Part-Time Courses

Develop your skills to build a long and successful career in the construction industry.

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Industry leading courses

Much like many of the buildings and projects it’s responsible for - the UK’s construction industry is huge.

With a constant need for private housing, commercial and industrial buildings, retail developments, transport networks, national infrastructure - and anything else that requires well-trained, qualified and skilled craftsmen and tradesmen to construct them - it’s little wonder that construction remains such a hugely popular option among our students.

With our team of industry-trained tutors, our professional standard facilities, and an array of part-time courses, we have all the tools needed for you to build a long and successful career in the construction industry. What’s more, our part-time educational programmes are perfect if you have existing work, study, or home life commitments. Our trade courses could give you the skills you need to develop in Bricklaying, Plastering, Painting and Decorating, and Trowel Occupations, through to Carpentry and Joinery, Furniture Making, and Property Maintenance.

Whether you’re looking to upskill for your current role, increase your chances for employment or promotion, completely change career direction, or just want to take on a new challenge - we’re here to help you go further in life.

"The course was very well run, professionally delivered and the support offered outside of session time by the lecturer was great."


Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.