Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Construction Trades

The demand for skilled workers continues to rise in the construction industry.

With the growing demand for housing in the UK, there are lots of jobs out there for skilled plumbers, electricians, painters & decorators, carpenters, plasterers and bricklayers. More and more students are choosing a trade as their career. With the wide variety of training we are now able to offer in this area, our learners have fantastic opportunities to gain the high levels of skill industry demands.

Our impressive specialist construction workshops offer a practical and safe space for students to learn their craft. Facilities include a purpose-built painting workshop, with its own two-storey house, and a £3 million purpose-built brickwork workshop, provide nearly 1,000 square metres of modern workshop space along with well-equipped classrooms.

As one of the leading training centres for the Construction industry in the Eastern Region, we have also trained hundreds of local businesses. Our specialist training courses include gas, electrical and renewable energy technologies, and will keep you up to speed on the latest legislation and practices. For more information on our courses for industry , click here.

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“Studying at CRC helped me gain qualifications to become an electrician.   I have now set up my own company and have managed to build a great reputation throughout Cambridge”

Alistair Ryan, Business Owner

“The biggest advantage for me is that what I learn on the course reflects what I need to know on site as a quantity surveyor”

Beth Wilding, BTEC Level 3 Construction

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