Students studying Construction, Plumbing and Electrical Services at Riverside College will benefit from the exceptional workshops in our £3.6 million Construction Centre.
We offer training in a wide range of trades including plumbing, carpentry & joinery, brickwork, electrical installation and painting & decorating.
Growth Area: Construction
47,000 people work within the growing Construction sector in the Liverpool City region. Sustainable development and the emergence of new technologies and construction techniques will bring many opportunities for new job roles and progression within the sector. The region also has significant multi-billion pound developments planned which will grow the sector further.
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.
|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|
|Painting and Decorating|
|1||Diploma||Painting and Decorating Level 1|
|2||Diploma||Painting and Decorating Level 2|
|1||Diploma||Plumbing Level 1|
|2||Diploma||Plumbing Level 2|
|3||Diploma||Plumbing Level 3|
|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.
- Site Manager
- Painter and Decorator
- Property Maintenance
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.
- 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, Bell Group, Johnstones Paints, Dulux, Wolseley (formerly Plumb Centre), Paslode, Travis Perkins, Metso, Bloor Homes and Jewson
- Take part in WorldSkills and other regional and national competitions
Completion of an appropriate Level 2 qualification in the relevant construction discipline.
4 GCSEs grade 9 – 3 including English Language and Maths, you will also subject to a Trade Entrance Test at Enrolment or successful completion of a relevant Level 1 course.
A minimum of four 9-2 GCSE subject grades, including Maths and English Language.
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.