Construction & Horticulture

Consider a career in this dynamic, creative and technologically advanced industry and make your mark in the world around you. There are so many jobs and routes into construction and coupled with the fact there are skills shortages in this industry at the moment, there is no better time to join this vibrant industry.

The programme area offers state of the art facilities with experienced master craftsmen and women as tutors. Progression through our courses may lead you onto the technical courses and onwards to a degree.

We have strong links with industry with 95% of students gaining employment within their chosen field with pass rates well above the UK average.

For further details and to apply, explore below; or see here if you are interested in apprenticeships.

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  • Horticulture Skills City and Guilds 0078 Level 2
    ENTRY:

    You will need to have a minimum of 1 GCSE grades D (or above), or level 1 Horticulture.

    Mature entrants (over 18) may be allowed entry if they can demonstrate that they have an equivalent to the academic criteria.

    You are encouraged to make an application to College as soon as practicable. Please include a copy of your GCSE results/expected grades where possible. Final selection for the course is via interview.

    You will be required to undertake an aptitude test as part of the application process.

    DURATION: 1 Year
    STUDY MODE: Full Time
    VENUE: University College Isle of Man, Homefield Road
  • Level 1 6707 Diploma Painting & Decorating
    ENTRY:

    All applicants will be required to undertake an interview. A really keen interest in the subject and a clear commitment to the course is necessary for the student to succeed. Employment with a relevant employer and GCSEs are an advantage.

    As applications for this craft are usually high and available student spaces are strictly limited, you are encouraged to make an application to College as soon as possible.

    You will be required to undertake an aptitude test as part of the application process.

    DURATION: 1 Year
    STUDY MODE: Full Time
    VENUE: University College Isle of Man, Homefield Road
  • Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma Carpentry and Joinery
    ENTRY:

    All applicants will be required to undertake an interview. A really keen interest in the subject and a clear commitment to the course is necessary for the student to succeed. Employment with a relevant employer and GCSEs are an advantage.

    As applications for this craft are usually high and available student spaces are strictly limited, you are encouraged to make an application to College as soon as possible.

    You will be required to undertake an aptitude test as part of the application process.

    DURATION: 1 Year
    STUDY MODE: Full Time
    VENUE: University College Isle of Man, Homefield Road
  • Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma in Pre Apprenticeship
    ENTRY:

    No formal requirements but you will be required to carry out an aptitude test. You will be required to carry out an aptitude test. A really keen interest in construction and a clear commitment to the course is necessary for the student to succeed.

    As applications for this course are usually high and available student spaces are strictly limited, you are encouraged to make an application to College as soon as practicable.

    DURATION: 1 Year
    STUDY MODE: Full Time
    VENUE: University College Isle of Man, Homefield Road
  • Level 1 City and Guilds 6705 Diploma Bricklaying
    ENTRY:

    All applicants will be required to undertake an interview. A really keen interest in the subject and a clear commitment to the course is necessary for the student to succeed. Employment with a relevant employer and GCSEs are an advantage.

    As applications for this craft are usually high and available student spaces are strictly limited, you are encouraged to make an application to College as soon as possible.

    DURATION: 1 Year
    STUDY MODE: Full Time
    VENUE: University College Isle of Man, Homefield Road
  • Level 1 Landscaping and Conservation
    ENTRY:

    No formal requirements but you will need really keen interest in working outdoors and a clear commitment to the course.

    You are encouraged to make an application to College as soon as practicable. Please include a copy of your GCSE results/expected grades where possible.

    You will be required to undertake an aptitude test as part of the application process.

    DURATION: 1 Year
    STUDY MODE: Full Time
    VENUE: University College Isle of Man, Homefield Road
  • Level 2 City & Guilds 2365 Diploma Electrical Installation
    ENTRY:

    You will need to have a minimum of 2 GCSEs grade C including Maths and 1 GCSE grade D in English or 1 GCSE at grade C in Maths and Level 1 Multi Skills Qualification at merit grade. NOTE - All students will also need to achieve a minimum of a grade C in English GCSE before completion of their apprenticeship, as specified by City & Guilds. Mature entrants (over 18) may be allowed entry if they can demonstrate that they have an equivalent to the academic criteria via CV and interview. Additionally you will need to be employed and registered with the Department of Enterprise, who can be contacted on 685808. As applications for this craft are usually high and available student spaces are strictly limited, you are encouraged to make an application to the College and begin seeking an employer as soon as practicable.

    You will be required to undertake an aptitude test as part of the application process.

    DURATION: 1 Year
    STUDY MODE: Full Time
    VENUE: University College Isle of Man, Homefield Road
  • Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment
    ENTRY:

    Three GCSE’s at grade C including Maths and English. Alternatively applications from experienced construction operatives will be considered on their own merit. Students who gain entry via GCSE qualifications may be required to complete additional study. All students will undertake an entry assessment during enrolment week.

    You will be required to undertake an aptitude test as part of the application process.

    DURATION: 2 Years
    STUDY MODE: Full Time
    VENUE: University College Isle of Man, Homefield Road