European Social Fund


The construction industry is essential for our local economy and has been identified as a priority sector for Lancashire. Currently there is a huge skills shortage in the industy, with construction being placed in the top five sectors requiring employees, due to sector growth, until 2028. 

Right on our doorstep the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal is investing more than £434million, creating 20,000 new jobs and building 17,000 new homes to improve the county. Construction companies across Lancashire continue to seek highly skilled people to fill a range of in demand roles.

Over the past couple of years we have seen a boom in construction applications at Preston College, with additional classes and female only multiskills courses added to meet both demand and customer feedback. Our vast selection of Level 1 courses are ideal for those looking to develop their DIY skills further or study the basics of a
trade alongside a full-time job, as well as those looking to take their first steps into a complete career change.

For those already working in the sector, we are able to offer an array of Level 2 Certificates and Diplomas, Level 3, 4, 6 and 7 NVQs and arange of HNC qualifications. The higher level NVQs offer both on-thejob assessments and opportunities, upon successful completion, to apply for prestigious black and gold CSCS cards.


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