Industry EXCELLENCE ACADEMY FOR Construction & Engineering

In our Industry Excellence Academy for Construction and Engineering, you’ll start to build the skills base required for a fully developed career in these exciting sectors.

You’ll be learning in fully simulated working environments and with industry-standard equipment, which includes 7 specialist construction work areas, including bespoke areas for building services engineering, on-site construction, and design, surveying and planning to name a few.

What’s more, if a career in construction and engineering appeals to you but you aren’t yet ready for our Industry Excellence Academy, you’ll be able to put in place solid foundations for a career in this sector in our Centre of Excellence for Construction and Engineering. Here you’ll be able to gain the skills required to progress into the Academy under the guidance of our expert team.

Once you’ve completed your journey with us there are a number of different career options open to you in the construction and engineering sector, ranging from Joiners who earn on average £28,300 a year, to Engineering Technicians with an average annual salary of £34,700.

Available Courses

In our Industry Excellence Academy for Construction and Engineering you’ll take a course that has been co-developed, and is co-delivered, by one of our leading industry partners. You’ll complete either a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and a placement with an industry employer of at least 15 days. 

By the time you complete your time in the Industry Excellence Academy for Construction and Engineering you’ll have developed an in-depth knowledge of this sector and gained work experience with industry leaders.


Studying in our Industry Excellence Academy for Construction and Engineering will open doors to the numerous careers that exist in construction. These range from a joiner, a career with an average yearly salary of £28,300, to an engineering technician with an average yearly salary of £34,700. 


We aim to bring together industry professionals and our talented students to help secure the best possible future for our students. These partnerships include: 

Bowmer + Kirkland
Caddick Construction
Conlon Construction
Spatial Initiative
The University of Manchester
Wilmott Dixon


Explore our gallery. From our outstanding facilities to fantastic work placement opportunities, get a taste of what it’s like working in the industry and see what you can expect from studying at The Manchester College.  

Our tutors are all industry trained and mine has given me lots of advice relating to his own experiences. This was really helpful to see that we are learning relevant and industry standard skills.
Jacob Davies

Download subject area guide

Find out more about our fantastic courses, outstanding facilities and the career options available to you. Download the subject area guide. 

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