Students studying Construction, Plumbing and Electrical Services at Riverside College will benefit from the exceptional workshops in our £3.6 million Construction Centre.

Construction Courses at Riverside College

We offer training in a wide range of trades including plumbing, carpentry and joinery, brickwork, electrical installation, painting and decorating and construction management. In the North West there are big plans for large construction projects which will create a wide range of jobs within the industry.

Courses available in Construction, Plumbing and Electrical Services

See below for the full list of Construction, Plumbing and Electrical Services courses available at Riverside College. Please refer to the entry requirements listed further down the page to help identify which level is right for you.

Level Qualification Course Title
Entry Level Diploma Entry to Occupational Studies
Carpentry & Joinery
1 Diploma Carpentry & Joinery Level 1
2 Diploma Carpentry & Joinery Level 2
3 Diploma Carpentry & Joinery Level 3
1 Diploma Brickwork Level 1
2 Diploma Brickwork Level 2
3 Diploma Brickwork Level 3
Painting and Decorating
1 Diploma Painting and Decorating Level 1
2 Diploma Painting and Decorating Level 2
3 Advanced Diploma Painting and Decorating Level 3
1 Diploma Plumbing Level 1
2 Diploma Plumbing Level 2
3 Diploma Plumbing Level 3
Electrical Installation
1 Diploma Electrical Installation Level 1
2 Diploma Electrical Installation Level 2
3 Diploma Electrical Installation Level 3

Once you have made an application to the college you will be invited in for an interview with the admissions team who will help to identify the right course, at the right level to meet your goals and aspirations.

Career Paths

  • Joiner
  • Plumber
  • Architect
  • Bricklayer
  • Site Manager
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Property Maintenance
  • Electrician

More than just a course

The Construction and Building Services department at Riverside College has a reputation for delivering outstanding success for students making it the number one provider in the area. We are up to date with modern industry standards and practices and will help and prepare you for work in today’s industries. We work closely with Mersey Link, the company who are building the Mersey Gateway which is the biggest construction project in Europe to offer students work placements, apprenticeships and progression into employment.

Unique experience

  • New state of the art Construction Centre
  • New Gas Training Centre
  • Guaranteed work experience for all students
  • Extensive links with local and national employers including Halton Housing, Belle Group, Johnstones Paints, Dulux, Plumbcentre, Paslode, Travis Perkins, Metso and Jewson
  • Take part in SkillBuild UK and other regional and national competitions

Entry Requirements

Level 3

Completion of an appropriate Level 2 qualification in the relevant construction discipline.

Level 2

Completion of an appropriate qualification in the relevant construction discipline or four GCSEs grade 9-3 (including Maths and English Language at grade 4).

Level 1

A minimum of four 9-2 GCSE subject grades, including Maths and English Language.

Entry Level

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However you will need a keen interest in this subject and have a good level of English Language.

What could these courses lead on to?

At Riverside College you can progress through the levels from Entry Level to Level 3. By achieving qualifications in Construction and Building Services you will be able to access a wide range of employment opportunities and apprenticeships with local, national and global employers. Following the Level 3 courses many students progress on to higher level technical courses to develop organisational skills and take up managerial responsibility.