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Construction Skills

Suffolk new’s multi-skills and maintenance operations courses aim to provide you with all of the skills and knowledge you will need to progress forward and build your career in world of Construction.

Based at our On The Coast and Suffolk Rural campus’s, you will be working in purpose-built workshops with experienced and professional tutors, providing you with the opportunity to gain a range of practical skills in different trade disciplines.

A construction learner using a handsaw to cut a piece of timber

Show off your skills

As a learner at Suffolk New College, not only will you be able to exhibit your new skills in the classroom and workplace, but you will also have the opportunity to participate in regional and national competitions.


Past learners have gone on to compete in a vast range of World Skills competitions, and those closer to home have demonstrated their abilities at the Suffolk Show.

Bricklaying competition winners with Mark Crisp and Viv Gillespie at the Suffolk Show
Learners with their finished products at the Suffolk Show

Book an Open Event and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college Open Events, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current learners and staff.

Tutor demonstrating roof repair with learners

Careers in the Construction Sector

Help & Support

Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. But at Suffolk New College we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get access to the help and advice you need, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.

Two learners sitting in the learning curve reading books.

Looking to earn while you learn?

On an apprenticeship you’re employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification – usually for one day a week at College.

A photo of the Ipswich campus.