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Highly-trained construction workers are in high demand across the capital and with the right trade skills, you could be one of them.

Whether you aspire to be an architect, land surveyor, bricklayer, civil engineer, plumber, site manager or electrotechnical engineer, there are a lot of exciting professional careers to choose from in the construction industry.

Enrol to become a skilled designer, engineer or construction professional and you could play a role in building the schools, skyscrapers and sports stadiums of the future.


This qualification is offered at Levels 1 and 2, and is aimed at students wishing to learn some skills in bricklaying, to progress on to becoming skilled in their chosen trade, or to progress through an apprenticeship and work towards becoming a master craftsman.

Skills learned include carrying out blocklaying, bricklaying and cavity walling activites and interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures.

Interested? Explore the brickwork courses that we offer.

Carpentry & Joinery

Our carpentry and joinery courses are offered at Levels 1 and 2.

Level 1 introduces the learner to carpentry and joinery skills, exploring how to produce basic woodworking joints and to safely use various hand and power tools.

Level 2 allows you to refine the skills learned at Level 1 and to specialise in either site carpentry, bench joinery or shopfitting joinery.

See our listing of the carpentry and joinery courses on offer at Newham College.

Construction, Design & Management

Courses in Construction Skills (Entry Level 3, Level 1) and Construction and the Built Environment (Level 3) can help you take your first steps towards a career in the construction industry. You’ll learn essential skills from bricklaying, carpentry and joinery to plumbing, painting and decorating.

Electrical Installation

This qualification is offered at Levels 1-3 and allows the learner to acquire basic to advanced knowledge and craft skills of electrical installation.

At Level 1, you will learn the basic installation of cables and wiring systems. By Level 3, you will be exploring the installation and testing of electrical equipment together with the relevant theory of electrical installation to the current edition of the wiring regulations.

Interested? See all the electrical courses available at the college.


Our plumbing courses cover many areas within plumbing and domestic heating, including hot and cold water supplies, sanitation and understanding health and safety within Building Services Engineering. Courses are offered at Levels 1 and 2 and available courses are listed here.

Classes are taught in bespoke, well-equipped facilities with plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning and practical work experience, including a two-week placement in the industry.

Our courses are accredited with the Mayor's Construction Academy quality mark, recognising that we provide high-quality construction skills training.

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