Home » Courses » Higher Education » Construction

Construction Higher Education

Construction is an increasingly technical industry where the value of solid academic qualifications is ever more apparent.

Co-workers on a building site looking at a clip board

Industry leading courses

Construction is an increasingly technical industry where the value of solid academic qualifications is ever more apparent. As is the need for qualified people. The shortage of skilled people in construction is now so acute, says RICS, that at least 200,000 more are needed just to meet the government’s mid-2020s housebuilding target.

Petroc’s Higher National Certificate in Construction provides that foundation for a career either in development, civil engineering, or construction project management. The course could be followed by higher academic study to HND or degree level, or could lead directly to employment in the industry locally or further afield. 

Although the content is strongly vocational, the level of study is a demonstration of your capability and could lead you to a wide variety of roles in an international industry. Many of the larger engineering firms operate on contracts worldwide, increasing the opportunities for travel and wider professional development.

quote (1)
The thing that I most enjoy about studying at Petroc is the online resources that they provide, as makes it easier and time efficient to research for my assignments.

Libby

HNC Construction

Salary Icon
The national average salary for a Graduate construction manager

£30,440

(Glassdoor)

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.

A group of Petroc students having a conversation

SUPPORTIVE

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

INSPIRING

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

CONNECTED

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