One of the biggest and liveliest departments in the college, construction is also one of the most established. We have been training for the trades for over 50 years and we are one of the original departments from the old Ewell Technical College. What this means is that we have unparalleled experience of matching our training with the needs of local employers and long term links with trade and industry. We believe in working hard and playing hard and are a sociable, supportive team. We reward your hard work and you will have the chance to enter national skills competitions, take part in big charity fundraisers and enjoy social events like sea fishing trips to Brighton, paintballing and 5-a-side football.
In construction we are very proud of the quality of our staff’s industry experience. We believe that the variety and quality of the previous experience our lecturers bring to their teaching is hard to match in any other college in the South East:
The staff here can not only teach you the practical skills you need but can show you how to use those skills in the real world.
Our site at Nescot is large and equipped with well stocked workshops with group work areas and individual units. All the workshops are linked so you will learn your specific subject alongside all the other construction trades to give you an overview of how they fit together. We also have cutting edge facilities like specialist electrical testing rooms to ensure your skills are up to the highest standards.
Links with Other Departments and Organisations
Our Department is passionate about the place our skills have in the wider world. We run competitions sponsored by employers like Tucker French, Rothenberger and British Gypsum and we have speakers, demonstrations and workshops by companies including Conway Hibbs, Durapipe, Grunfos Pumps and Worcester Bosch. Because we work in the trades ourselves, we know that every student we send out reflects on our own reputation. We are proud of the fact that our students leave Nescot fit for purpose.
Your Education and Your Career
Construction courses at Nescot are designed to maximise your chances of success. All our courses lead to industry recognised qualifications and many contain extra certificates that will improve your employability. We are also proud of the amount of students that progress to the highest levels after studying with us.
Students go on to take construction degrees at the country’s top universities, or to our own cutting edge Gas Academy, where they can specialise in the latest industry sectors such as Energy Efficiency or Solar Energy courses.
Previous students are working at the highest levels in their industries, either running their own businesses or for companies like British Gas, London Underground and Smith & Byford.