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Construction Skills

Our multi-skills and maintenance operations courses are based at our Halesworth and Suffolk Rural sites and aim to get you into the hands-on world of Construction.

You will be working in purpose built workshops and will have 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 work place but you will also have the opportunity to participate in regional and national competitions.

Past learners have gone on to compete in a range of World Skills competitions and 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 a Taster Event and come visit us!

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

Construction lecturer demonstrating roofing technique to three learners in a workshop.

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.