This course is designed for those who wish to work in the construction industry as a manager or professional worker in the field of site research, site management, cost control, or building design.

This programme is delivered by our fully qualified and professional staff who are all experienced construction practitioners, having worked as site operatives, site managers, and quantity surveyors.

You will have the opportunity to undertake enrichment activities outside of FES, with regular trips to exhibitions such as Eco-Build at the Excel Centre and on-site visits to construction sites.

A key distinguishing feature of the college is our links with employers and the ways in which we incorporate this into your learning. All students at FES have a work preparation course as part of their full time programme.

Students are encouraged to organise their own work experience, set up an in-house business or work with their Personal Coach to secure a placement at one of our employer partners. Students have the unique opportunity to work alongside our partners, gaining valuable experience and receiving training with interviews for future work placements.

Students taking this course will gain the hands on experience needed to take up a trade such as plumbing or carpentry and the theoretical knowledge to become an Architectural Technician or surveyor.

Units include:

  • Health and Safety in the Work Place

  • Scientific and Mathematical Applications for Construction

  • Carpentry and Joinery Principles and Techniques

Links with local and national construction companies, such as Mitie and St George Construction, mean that many of our students have excellent prospects of gaining a place on an reputable apprenticeship scheme.


  • BTEC extended diploma in Construction

  • Higher education courses in Construction, Project Management


  • Civil engineering

  • General construction

  • Surveying