87% of 16-18 students
passed their course
Construction at Calderdale College
Watch the video to see why you should study at Calderdale College and find out where one of our Construction courses could take you.
Prefer working in a hands-on, physical role, rather than behind a desk?
Practical by nature? Have good attention to detail? Can plan a project from start to finish?
Ready to work as part of a team and are adept at problem-solving?
Will span a number of different specialisms to enable you to take advantage of a vast industry full of career opportunities.
Why study Construction?
Our Trade Academy guarantees a work placement with a local employer – so you can learn on the job.
We have state-of-the-art facilities such as our Painting & Decorating Workshop and our new £1m Brickwork Centre to offer you hands-on experience.
You’ll get a nationally recognised qualification. Most careers in construction are accessible with just a Level 2 qualification.
We have strong links with local and national employers to provide you with work experience, apprenticeships and job opportunities.
You’ll learn from enthusiastic tutors who know their trades inside out, and who will share their inside tips for getting a job in the industry.
What careers could
our courses lead to?
*Figures are based on typical salaries in that job role from payscale.com/research/UK/Job
Up to £35K
Up to £48K
Up to £37K
Up to £41K
Up to £31K
Whether you choose to study Carpentry & Joinery, Painting & Decorating, Brickwork, or one of our other many Construction courses, you will study a range of units within your chosen course. There’s something for everyone!
Some example modules include
- Maintain and Use Carpentry and Joinery Power Tools
- Producing Specialist Decorative Finishes
- Carrying Out Cavity Walling Activities
- Manufacture Bench Joinery Products
Each individual course page contains information on the modules of study, but if you have any questions we are on hand to help.
Contact our Advice and Guidance team on 01422 399267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Train up and rise fast in a sector expected to grow by 182,000 jobs in the next couple of years.
Be the best you...
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Case Study: Corey Kitson
Carpentry and Joinery student Corey Kitson is one to watch in the construction industry as he excels throughout his first year at Calderdale College.
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Here at Calderdale College we’ve invested in fantastic facilities. Don’t just take our word for it, explore on the interactive map below.
Calderdale College Campus
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Percival Whitley Centre
- Digital Skills & Media
- Business & Enterprise
- University Centre
- Professional Studies
- Teacher Education
- Access to HE
- Curriculum Support
- Skills for Life
- Health & Social Care
- Early Years & Childhood Professions
- Dental Nursing
- Maths and English
- Employability & Life Skills
- D Cafe
- Job Centre Plus
- Business Support
- Executive Suite
- Meeting Rooms
- External Funding
- Full Works Salon
- Hair & Beauty
- Multi Faith Room
- 14-16 Suite
- Students Union
- Learning Centre
- Cuisine 1893
- Enrolment Suite
- Learner Services
- Trade Academy
- Sports & Fitness
- Animal Care
- Learning Centre
- Outdoor Pitches
Get your fresh Starbucks at our Inspire Café
Located in the Inspire Centre, our Inspire Café sells Starbucks beverages plus a range of sandwiches and snacks. It is open to students, staff and visitors to the Inspire Centre.
Where to find us
The Inspire Café can be found in the Inspire Centre, at our campus on Francis Street, Halifax.
Food and drink available
Within the café you can find a range of sandwiches, paninis, cold drinks and Starbucks beverages, plus a range of other snacks.
We offer an Inspire Café loyalty card, for every Starbucks drink you purchase you will be given a stamp and once you have collected 8 stamps you will get a free drink on us!