Property and Construction

The Property and Construction courses at Barnet and Southgate College reflect real life jobs. We aim to be ahead of the curve with latest trends
Please note from September 2016 our construction facilties will be at our new  Colindale Campus  .
 

We offer a unique football development scheme with Boreham Wood FC , where Construction students have the opportunity to play football with access to BWFC coaches, facilities and medical department. Click here for more information on Boreham Wood FC PASE Academy.

The jobs market is colossal – on our doorstep just take the £10billion Colindale regeneration scheme and the £6billion Brent Cross Cricklewood area plans to get a sense of the potential.

Construction is big business in the UK. In 2012, construction was worth £83 billion to the economy. That is the same as thirty-three years’ worth of turnover at Arsenal Football Club or building the London Eye one hundred times. Over two million people work in construction in the UK, around 260,000 of them in London alone.

You could find yourself working for a wide range of people. Private housing or commercial property accounted for over half the new work coming in at the start of 2013 but a fifth is from the public sector, like the government or local councils. So you could also be building schools, social housing or even taking part in huge infrastructure projects like Crossrail.

Our new Construction Skills Centre opens in Colindale in 2016

Colindale Skills Centre
     

The Brand new Construction Skills Centre at Colindale will fundamentally change the way Construction Training is delivered at the College, responding robustly to the changing needs and demands of employers and the sector.

 Alongside the fulltime 16-18 courses and apprenticeship training  which is designed to give the all-round foundation and introduction to the trade that students need to move into the work, we will also be offering a huge choice of bespoke short courses for specific skills, which will be available for progressing students but also those who are already in the trade and need to develop their skills, this may include:

  • Renewables – photovoltaic, cavity-wall insulation, cladding, BRAME, water capture
  • Floor and walls – underfloor heating, tiling, rendering, dry lining, plastering
  • Management – HE Site Management, Project Management, Quantity Surveying and self-employment
  • Health and Safety – CSC, ECS , asbestos removal, fire retarding, working at height
  • Vehicles- fork life truck, cherry pickers, excavators, cranes, HGVS
  • Heritage work
  • Scaffolding – labourer,  part 1 and 2,
  • Painting and Decorating
         
     

Want some good advice and guidance about the Construction Industry?

Visit www.gocontruct.org