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Your Construction courses development will take place in purpose-built, realistic working environments. You will have the experience and skills of first-class tradespeople to draw from, enabling you to develop and be ready to enter the construction industry qualified and confident.

realistic, simulated working environments

There are acute shortages in skilled tradespeople both locally and nationally. With hard work and dedication you can gain skills, security, satisfaction and ensure a stable future with qualifications in craft and trade areas.

On our Construction courses you will learn essential industry skills within the Gwenvor building and the Seaton building, the centre for construction and engineering. Purpose-built learning spaces provide the resources to develop the knowledge needed for a successful career. Once your full-time studies are complete, you can progress into employment within the construction industry.

Steve Piff, Programme Team Leader for Penwith College
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As a Construction student, you will focus on your chosen trade pathway, enabling you to develop as a competent tradesperson.

Steve Piff - Programme Team Leader for Construction at Penwith College

practical learning

As either an apprentice or a Diploma student, you’ll have the opportunity to learn in our realistic, simulated working environments, where you can perfect your skills in a supportive, practical space. Our tutors have a wealth of professional experience to draw from, teaching you the latest techniques with the latest equipment.


To prepare you for employment, we’ll also work on your broader employability skills, such as communication, organisation and teamwork, including an optional Functional Skills course.


Working with companies across Cornwall, we offer a variety of Apprenticeship opportunities. Get educated, qualified and paid at the same time by working in fields such as carpentry, bricklaying and general repair and maintenance.

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There is a high standard of teaching at the College and the lecturers are always there to support you.

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