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Preparing for your Construction course

We want to prepare you for starting your Construction course in September.

Below is a list of resources and key information to help you get ready for joining us.


Reading List

Here are a range of books we recommend:

  • Construction and the Built Environment – Level 2 Diploma. Edexcel. ISBN: 978 0435499 91 4 - This book gives you an initial insight into construction
  • The City & Guilds Textbook: Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery ISBN-13: 978-0851932699
  • The City & Guilds Textbook: Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating ISBN-13: 978-0851932965
  • Painting and Decorating Manual, Wiley-Blackwell; 6th edition ISBN-13: 978-1444335019
  • The City & Guilds Textbook: Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying ISBN-13: 978-0851932682

Useful Resources

Click on the links below:

  • Construction News: Giving the latest news of what’s happening in the industry.
  • CITB: The Construction Industry and Trade Board is the link organisation between what the construction industry needs within its workforce the colleges that deliver the training.
  • The City & Guilds: BCoT Construction department’s main awarding body. Your qualification will be recognised as a standard of competence all around the world.

Leading Construction Companies: What they do in the UK and around the World!


Further Construction resources and content:

  • Find out more about our courses and facilities here.
  • Tour our BCoT Construction facilities with Course Director Steve here.

Contact us

If you have any questions about starting at BCoT or your course, please email us at Construction@bcot.ac.uk


Since completing my studies at BCoT I am now self-employed and work for a sub-contractor.
Jack Wildman
Basingstoke College of Technology I 2020
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