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School Leavers


Keen to train for one of the UK's largest industries? Thinking of training to be a painter, decorator, bricklayer, carpenter, plumber or electrician or looking for a role that may lead to a career in architecture, building surveying or site management?

Then join our employer led construction programmes and get the skills and knowledge employers are looking for. Our purpose built Devon and Exeter Construction Centre on Sowton Industrial Estate is just outside Exeter and very close to the East Devon Growth Point - an initiative creating a high demand for construction skills. Click here for travel information

Potential progression options for courses in this subject area include:

  • You could progress onto fantastic university level courses at Exeter College - we offer a Construction HNC and Civil Engineering HNC
  • A wide range of apprenticeships to further your studies and experience
  • Careers in construction or building services management, carpentry, architecture, building management, surveying, estates management, civil engineering and building services engineering
  • You could become a qualified painter or decorator

What our students are saying

I have most enjoyed meeting and learning with all different types of classmates and teachers whilst taking advantage of all the different opportunities the college has given me, for example charity events. I would recommend Exeter College because it has given me so many opportunities whilst studying here and it is one of the reasons why I have such a great job today that I thoroughly enjoy!

Georgie, Level 2 Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeship

Before starting my course I was studying IT BTEC Level 3 at Exeter College. I really enjoy the break areas in the Construction Centre. Exeter College is an excellent college. After my current course I intend to do an apprenticeship in Electrical Installations to get closer to my career goal.

Daniel, Level 2 Electrical Installations

I chose this course because I want to become an electrician. I have really enjoyed making new friends and learning about new subjects. I would recommend Exeter College because it is a great and well established college.

Shaun, Level 2 Electrical Installation

Specialist vocational courses, often using exceptional facilities, provide learners with outstanding opportunities to work alongside, and learn from, industry leaders and specialists.

Ofsted, Inspection Report 2014
Did you know?

This year has seen 10 students entered for skills competitions with 3 going on to the national finals. In November Josh Ellis (plumbing student) went on to win first prize at the skillbuild competition in Birmingham.

In December the Faculty raised over £300 for the college charity 'Young Minds'. The money was raised through various initiatives but mainly a highly competitive speed pool competition!

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