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Construction and the Built Environment

Discover a trade that will give you the practical skills for a successful career.

Get Work Ready

Alongside your course you will have the opportunity to work with key employers in the construction industry, including WW Martin, who have taken our students on site tours.

Our Industry Liaison Officer will help connect you to meaningful work placements that will give you the confidence to enter the construction and built environment industry.

Learn from the Professionals

All our lecturers have extensive experience in the construction and built environment industry. Whichever trade you choose to study, you will learn from an expert who can pass on industry knowledge and give you practical advice for your future career.

Skills Competitions

You can take part in national and international competitions to showcase your newfound skills. We regularly enter students into World Skills Competitions and consistently offer high standards in the KFE4Skills Competitions.

How you apply for a course at EKC Broadstairs College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our courses and departments, and see what academic opportunites are available to you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply via our website and online application portal to the department of your choice.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come to EKC Broadstairs College to meet our team, explore our facilities and see which course is right for you.

EKC Broadstairs College campus building

Career prospects

Construction and Building Trades Supervisor
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Construction and building trades supervisors oversee operations and directly supervise and coordinate the activities of workers in construction and building trades.
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What I love about Carpentry here is that it’s not just classroom based learning like at school.

College is more practical so you can see first-hand what to do.

I’ve really enjoyed being able to work alongside key employers and the local community, as I can use my skills to make a difference.


Site Carpentry Level 2 student

I started to enjoy Carpentry at secondary school and came here to College to further develop my skills.

It’s been nice to learn about many different areas that I can go into.

The College itself has a really nice environment which meets my needs.

Site Carpentry Level 2 student

We do a lot of community projects, and there is always something to do during your time at College.

Studying Carpentry has given me an idea of what being on a construction site will be like, with the hands-on experiences and wide selection of tools that we get to use.

Site Carpentry Level 2 student

We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.