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Construction and the Built Environment

Discover a trade that will give you the practical skills for a successful career in a wide range of construction roles.

Get Work Ready

Alongside your course you will have the opportunity to work with key employers in the construction industry, including Jenner and DMA Group, and go on industry visits.

Our Industry Liaison Officer will help connect you to meaningful work placements that will give you the confidence to enter the construction and built environment industry.

Learn from the Professionals

All our lecturers have extensive experience in the construction and built environment industry. Whichever trade you choose to study, you will learn from an expert who can pass on industry knowledge and give you practical advice for your future career.

Student painting stripes as part of the KFE Skills Competition

Skills Competitions

You can take part in regional, national and international competitions to showcase your newfound skills. We regularly enter students into World Skills Competitions and consistently offer high standards in the KFE4Skills Competitions.

Brick students building walls as part of the KFE Skills Competition

Higher Education

HNC in Construction Management (HTQ)

Our Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction Management (HTQ) allows you to bridge the gap between College and University and enhance your career prospects.

This Level 4 qualification is a two-year programme designed to develop the skills you need to work in a range of technical, professional and management roles in the construction industry.

Adult Learning

We offer a range of short and part-time courses for adults designed to develop your skills and facilitate professional progression in the construction industry.

Whether you are looking to begin a new career, upskill or explore a new hobby, we have a course for you.

Students Launch Japan-Inspired Community Garden

27 October 2023
Students Launch Japan-Inspired Community Garden

How you apply for a course at EKC Folkestone College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our subject areas and see which of our courses is right for you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply for your chosen course via our website.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to an applicant day here at EKC Folkestone College, where you can meet our team and enrol onto one of our courses.

Front of the EKC Folkestone College campus

Career prospects

Construction and Building Trades Supervisor
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Construction and building trades supervisors oversee operations and directly supervise and coordinate the activities of workers in construction and building trades.
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We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.