Construction & Engineering

One look at the number of cranes dotted across the Manchester skyline will tell you that the construction sector is booming in the city. Demand is high for highly skilled tradesmen and professionals, from architects to joiners and plumbers, meaning there are endless career opportunities in the construction industry.  

In our Industry Excellence Academy for Construction and Engineering, you’ll start to build the skills base required for a fully developed career in this exciting industry. Depending on your career goals you'll also have the chance to speacialise in a specific trade, offering you the opportunity to begin mastering your craft.

You’ll be learning in a fully simulated working environment with industry standard equipment, which includes 25 specialist construction workshops and bespoke areas for scaffolding, refrigeration and fire sprinkler installation to name a few. 

You’ll receive dedicated ‘employability’ sessions with a named Employability Tutor to develop your skills and knowledge. In addition you will be allocated a dedicated Employability and Partnership Coordinator who will support you every step of the way helping to equip you with the skills you'll need to thrive in the workplace. 

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 £25,000, to an engineering technician with an average yearly salary of £35,000.


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


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

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

Find out more about Construction & Engineering, join us at our online event

If you're aged 16-18 with an ambition to work in either the Construction or Engineering industry, join our online events to find out how studying in our Industry Excellence Academy for Construction & Engineering will help prepare you for a career in the industry. 

Our tutors and current students will tell you all about the courses and excellent work placement opportunities we have to offer. You’ll also find out about our  innovative two-year Architectural and Construction Engineering (ACE) Scholarship and hear about how the course works with industry partners such as Conlon, Kier, and Lovell homes. 

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