Construction Academy

UK Construction College’s JEF-CEP programme has given over 200 young people their first insight into a career in construction. Re-branded as the Construction Academy, this course will continue to give learners the opportunity to learn basic skills in bricklaying, plastering, roofing and joinery. On successful completion of the course, learners will be invited for interviews for our coveted apprentice vacancies.

12-Week Programme

If you’re unsure which sector of the construction industry you want to work in, this 12-week programme is ideal for you! You’ll learn the basics in four key trades — roofing, bricklaying, plastering and roofing — which will help you decide which area you would like to specialise in. Our helpful and experienced tutors will also be able to give you guidance if you’re still not sure about the career path you would like to take at the end of the course.


In addition to teaching you construction skills, we will also help you develop transferable skills. These are vital to achieving success in the workplace, and completing any apprenticeship you may start. You’ll learn about the importance of time-keeping, standards, health and safety plus so much more!


Over 90% of our learners rated their experience with us as Outstanding or Good, so if you’re considering a career in construction you should definitely be thinking about taking that first step with us!

  • Our tutors are passionate about construction and committed to helping teach the generation of talent for the construction industry.

  • 63% of students make the transition from the Construction Academy into a paying apprenticeship with a local employer…and this is rising all the time!

  • Significant commitment to Safeguarding and Compliance – we monitor learner experience throughout the programme to ensure the highest standards.

Successful Traineeship

If you successfully complete the Construction Academy programme, you will automatically be invited for an interview, with the prospect of starting an apprenticeship at the next intake date.


  • The Construction Academy programme is suitable for young people aged 16-18 who are interested in learning more about a career in the construction industry.

Get in touch with us

We’re recruiting for Construction Academy learners at our Newcastle and Sheffield sites

or call us on: 0191 276 3355

Refer a Friend!

Earn up to £100 for each friend you refer to UK Construction College!

You’ll receive £50 after your friend finishes their second week, then the remaining £50 once they finish the course!

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