We are proud to offer a wide range of construction courses at the Future Skills Centre, including woodwork, joinery, brickwork, plumbing and more. Discover our full list of construction courses and apply today.

Future Pathways

Our Future Pathways programme is our Level 1 equivalent, designed for those who don’t have any GCSE results. This foundation programme will prepare you for entry onto a relevant Level 2 course. The programme is designed to help you focus on achieving your English and maths qualifications, develop your employability skills with a strong work experience requirement, give you the opportunity to try a number of technical skills and help you choose the right course to progress towards your goals. For the final term, from Easter up to the summer break, we will ask you to stay with the technical area that you want to progress to a Level 2 course in next year.

Discover more about our Future Pathways programme here.

Level 2 courses

Our Level 2 courses are ideal for any students who join the FSC with four GCSEs at Grade 4, including English and maths, or equivalent qualifications. Before being offered your place on the course, candidates will be invited to an informal interview at the Future Skills Centre.

Level 2 CSkills Diploma in Brickwork

Level 2 CSkills Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

Level 2 Diploma in Electrical

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Highways Maintenance

Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing 

Level 3 courses

Level 3 courses give you the instruction, guidance and encouragement to practice and develop the skills necessary to start a career in the construction industry. Applicants must have a Level 2 qualification in construction or a similar subject, or hold five GCSEs at Grade 4 to 9, including English, maths and preferably a science.

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Level 3 CSkills Diploma in Site Carpentry and Joinery


As well as full-time courses, we also offer a number of apprenticeships across a range of technical areas. From brickwork to plumbing, wood occupations to the built environment, you must first have an employer who has agreed to hire you as an apprentice before applying to study one at the FSC.

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Plumbing

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Brickwork


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