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Discover the opportunities a career in construction can offer through practical training and skills development

The construction sector has a vital role to play in designing, installing, and implementing environmentally responsible buildings and infrastructure. As the industry continues to evolve with new technologies, materials, and techniques, continuous learning and upskilling are necessary to stay up to speed with the latest industry developments and to help meet government targets for lower carbon emissions.

To ensure that our qualifications, programmes and skills solutions meet industry needs, we work with employers and industry experts to align our qualifications to industry standards. With recognition from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and level 2 and 3 apprenticeship programmes across the UK, learners will be well-positioned for a rewarding career.

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Get ready for construction

ready for construction digital badge for sectorAccording to the latest Construction Skills Network (CSN) report, an extra 225,000 construction workers may be needed by 2027. The report provides insights into the UK construction economy and the key sectors in demand of labour; private housing, Infrastructure, and repair and maintenance.

To meet this growing demand, our 'Get ready for Construction' digital courses are helping learners to explore and enter a new industry.

Get ready for a career in construction

The future of the skills landscape is changing

The skills landscape is changing rapidly, as the government sets out net-zero targets and reforms to post-16 qualifications in England to support the move into skilled jobs. Providers, employers and learners who can adapt to these changes will be well-positioned to succeed.

construction a sustainable future thumbnailThe construction sector is expected to grow rapidly, with this introduces the need for skilled professionals with knowledge of energy-efficient building design and construction methods to create buildings that are environmentally responsible, resource-efficient, and designed to have a minimal negative impact on the planet.

To learn more about the exciting opportunities in the sector, from insulating and building treatments to retrofitting visit our Green Skills and Sustainability page.

Discover our sustainable qualifications

qualification reforms to post 16 qualifications section imageThe post-16 qualification landscape is changing in England. The DfE changes aim to more effectively support people to directly move onto high-skilled jobs, or through progression into good quality higher education courses. To learn more about these changes and the support available visit the Qualification reform in England.

You'll find key resources on:
  • how these changes may affect curriculum planning
  • types of qualifications to be funded
  • downloadable sector overviews

Explore the qualifications reforms

construction digital credentialDigital credentials offer an opportunity to share new skills and accomplishments online with peers, potential employers, and customers. Data-rich and secure Digital credentials are shaping the way we showcase skills on social media platforms like LinkedIn and business websites. Collect, share, and showcase training and skills development with Digital credentials.

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Our latest case study...

We are always keen to share the positive impact our customers make to drive skills development. Take a look at our latest case study from BuildSkill.

BuildSkill, making a positive impact through skills development

Buildskill imageDiscover how BuildSkill, a leading training provider, is addressing the evolving landscape of the construction industry with City & Guilds Level 2 Retrofit qualifications. As we dive into this case study, we learn how BuildSkill uses years of bricklaying training experience to prepare learners for a successful career in the construction industry.

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Expert solutions and personalised support

Learn more about our specialist teams who are available to support you at every point of your skills development journey.

Business Development Managers

If you are an existing customer, please contact your Business Development Manager to discuss our range of qualifications and services.

If you are a new customer interested in offering our products or services get in touch with our expert sales team who are on hand to discuss and support you through the approval process.

Sales team at or complete the customer application form and we'll be in touch.

Technical Advisors

Our technical advisors have a wealth of experience in their dedicated sectors, and in education delivery. They are on-hand to provide flexible solutions and advice for your programme delivery. Visit our technical advisors to learn more.


Jason Howe

Jason Howe

Technical advisor for Construction

Jason Howe impressive career journey into construction started like many others, as an apprentice working with a local building company which specialised in traditional construction techniques and a vast range of buildings and properties in a beautiful and rural part of Co. Durham. Having completed his apprenticeship and gained the experience and skills needed, the natural progression path was to set up and run his own Carpentry & Joinery company. During this period, Jason was awarded contracts to work with large construction companies across the UK, Northern Ireland, and Spain.

With the drive and passion to pursue a career in education, Jason established leading roles as an assessor, lecturer and manager for colleges, professional bodies and organisations.

Having had a successful career history, Jason is now the Technical advisor for Construction and Utilities.

Find out more about Jason on the Technical Advisor page or email directly on


Technical advisor Paul Brown

Paul Brown

Technical advisor for Construction

Paul is an Indentured Apprentice Bricklayer and has experience in house building, conversions, repair and refurbishment including historical buildings.

He has worked in Further Education for 30 years as a lecturer in brickwork (assessor and internal verifier) and professional building studies, having achieved a CertEd and QTLS. Like many, Paul worked his way up the career ladder to become a senior manager responsible for Construction and Engineering.

Find out more about Paul on the Technical Advisor page or email directly on

Employer Client Managers

At City & Guilds, we understand the challenges faced by employers and the need to quickly adapt to changes in the industry. As your organisation evolves and diversifies we'll provide tailored services and talent development strategies to drive your business growth.

Get in touch with our client managers to discuss skills development strategies and challenges, visit the client support page to learn more.

Customer Service

Our Customer Service team are available to provide solutions to general enquiries and online platform support.

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