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Construction Vocational Courses

From trowel trades to architecture and design, we have courses at all levels to suit you.

Construction

Industry leading courses

The construction industry incorporates a hugely diverse range of skills from trowel trades to architecture and design, and Petroc has courses at all levels to suit you.

We have exceptional workshop spaces for all of our trade areas housing cutting-edge tools, machinery and environmental technology, where you will develop your hands-on, technical and practical skills. Our highly skilled lecturers are qualified in their industry so you can be sure you will receive the best training to take into the outside world, and they will support and guide you throughout your journey with us to enable you to achieve at the highest levels. 

Many Petroc students who study on our construction courses go on to compete in national skill competitions and have become regional finalists in bricklaying as well as successes in furniture making, including the Medal of Excellence from City and Guilds. Decorative occupations have also been recognised at a national level including Trade Painters of the Year.

Whether your ambition is to start your own business or work for a larger contractor, the skills you learn at Petroc will provide you with a career for the future.

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The thing that I most enjoy about studying at Petroc is the atmosphere in the workshop and the tutors that really want to help you.

Florrie

Diploma in Painting & Decorating, Level 2

The value of construction in Great Britain reached its highest ever level

£118,977 million

(2019, Office for National Statistics)

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The average annual salary for a Building Surveyor

£31,2412

(Payscale.com)

Construction employees in the UK

£2.7 milion

(2020, Office for National Statistics)

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.

Photo by Guy Harrop. Pic of Petroc college students, Devon

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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.