Construction & Civil Engineering

Construction is one of the UK’s major industries, and a crucial part of Wakefield’s local economy.

Construction & Civil Engineering at Wakefield College

Construction is one of the UK’s major industries and a crucial part of Wakefield’s local economy.

Traditional disciplines like carpentry, joinery, and plumbing remain core skills, but technology has become important too, and our construction students can be found using computers as often as hammers or trowels!

Split between our Castleford Campus and Lightwaves in Wakefield City Centre, both campuses have live working environments and workshops so that you can learn the practical skills hands-on.

Key Points
  • highly qualified delivery team and purpose-built workshops
  • industry-recognised courses
  • excellent success rates – above the national average
  • students learn outside the classroom in real working environments
  • links with the community through local projects
  • all students are entered into the QUEST Scholarship run by the ICE

University Centre at Wakefield College has helped me tremendously at the start of my professional career. The tutors are very helpful and have lots of experience in the industry.

Thomas Harper

HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

What’s New

Catch up with the latest news & events in construction & civil engineering at Wakefield College...

College students mark turf-cutting at new Castleford development…

Thursday, 13 July, 2017

Staff and work placement students from Wakefield College joined bosses from housebuilder Keepmoat Homes in Castleford recently for a turf-cutting ceremony at the £22million Flass Lane development.

Students get a taste of construction

Monday, 13 March, 2017

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017, Wakefield College attended a construction focused careers event, which took place at Leeds Rhino’s Headingley Stadium and cricket grounds recently.

Wakefield College learners visit Drax power station

Tuesday, 07 February, 2017

Drax power station kindly opened its doors to 27 Level 2 Electrical Installation learners from Wakefield College recently. The trip consisted of a very informative tour of the power station, showing our students the extensive process of generating electricity and supplying it across the UK.

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Case Studies

What our students say about us...

University Centre at Wakefield College has helped me tremendously at the start of my professional career. The tutors are very helpful and have lots of experience in the industry.

Thomas Harper

HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

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This course has made me a lot more confident. At the beginning of the course you have to do quite a lot of presentations which I didn’t enjoy at all, but it’s got much easier to stand up in front of people and present now. I’ve learnt a lot of new skills that I’m taking into the workplace and putting into practice which is great.

Daniella Wilson

HNC Construction & the Built Environment (Construction Pathway)

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The HNC/HND in Civil Engineering are now recognised by institutions throughout the industry, one of which is the Institution of Civil Engineers, (ICE). They run scholarships for different levels of tuition and my tutor encouraged me to go for it so I did and it turned out that I won the award.

Gareth Hanson

HND Civil Engineering

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University Centre at Wakefield College has helped me tremendously at the start of my professional career. The tutors are very helpful and have lots of experience in the industry.

Thomas Harper

HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

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HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

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HNC Construction & the Built Environment (Construction Pathway)

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HND Civil Engineering

This course has made me a lot more confident. At the beginning of the course you have to do quite a lot of presentations which I didn’t enjoy at all, but it’s got much easier to stand up in front of people and present now. I’ve learnt a lot of new skills that I’m taking into the workplace and putting into practice which is great.

Daniella Wilson

HNC Construction & the Built Environment (Construction Pathway)

Construction & Civil Engineering Courses

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