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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
I think that having the opportunity to have a work placement with Willmott Dixon really opened my eyes to what the role of a Quantity Surveyor was really like.
Billy
Construction

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One of my tutors was really engaging and got me really interested in Project Management that much that I wanted to pursue a career in it. It has been very life changing for me studying at College and being given so many opportunities to succeed. The variety of different units gave me a real insight into all the roles available in the construction industry.
Megan
Construction

Study Packs

Have you ever wondered what type of work students do on their course at college? Check out our sample study packs to find out.

They contain work you can complete at your own pace that will help develop your independent learning skills and prepare you for your next steps with Wakefield College.

Construction - Bricklaying.pdf
1.19 mb · 18 March, 2021

Construction - Carpentry and Joinery.pdf
1.16 mb · 18 March, 2021

Construction - Construction Skills.pdf
745.56 kb · 01 June, 2020

Construction - Construction and Built Environment.pdf
1.34 mb · 18 March, 2021

Construction - Electrical.pdf
1.21 mb · 18 March, 2021

Construction - Plumbing.pdf
1.21 mb · 18 March, 2021

View all our Study Packs

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(Re)Watch our virtual online Open Event with staff interviews, Q&As, virtual campus tours, college updates and more.

Virtual Open Event
19 June, 2021

Join us for our Virtual Open Event with staff & student interviews, Q&As, virtual campus tours, college updates and more.

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Case Studies

What our students say about us...
I think that having the opportunity to have a work placement with Willmott Dixon really opened my eyes to what the role of a Quantity Surveyor was really like.
Billy
Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment
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One of my tutors was really engaging and got me really interested in Project Management that much that I wanted to pursue a career in it. It has been very life changing for me studying at College and being given so many opportunities to succeed. The variety of different units gave me a real insight into all the roles available in the construction industry.
Megan
Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment
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Wakefield College has given me great opportunities that has allowed me to earn while I learn, with plenty of confidence and support when you need it. I have secured a Level 4 Trainee Construction Technician Apprenticeship with ENGIE.
Adam
Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment
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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
HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)
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Wakefield College has given me great opportunities that has allowed me to earn while I learn, with plenty of confidence and support when you need it. I have secured a Level 4 Trainee Construction Technician Apprenticeship with ENGIE.
Adam
Construction
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
Construction

The Feed

THE Best Construction Site Visit
THE Best Construction Site Visit

"The best site visit I have ever been on" Craig Vant (Joinery Lecturer)…

Construction
9 December, 2021
Construction students impress the CIOB again in student challenge!
Construction students impress the CIOB again in student challenge!

Following the success of our students last year in the CIOB student challenge, Wakefield College students were invited to participate in the Sheffield…

Construction
7 December, 2021
Site Visit for Built Environment Students
Site Visit for Built Environment Students

Our level 3 Built Environment students were given the great opprotunity to attend an ISG Ltd site. Students were given a site tour by the Site Manager Rob Davies, Projects HSE Manager, 

Construction
4 December, 2021
The Sustainable Build
The Sustainable Build

Our level 3 Electrical Installation students were given a tour of the Caddick Construction Ltd SOYO site…

Construction
3 December, 2021
Construction Trade Events
Construction Trade Events

We’re opening our doors for you to meet some of the future workforce in our district - our Level 2 learners! Take a tour of our fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, inspect the current work the learners are producing and meet the tutors and ask about the programmes of study. Enjoy free refreshments!

Carpentry…

Construction
5 November, 2019
Construction students on trip to Nottingham
Construction students on trip to Nottingham

Level 3 Construction in the Built Environment students visited Robertson Construction's site in Nottingham on 14 October 2019. This was a fantastic…

Construction
14 October, 2019

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