If you want to be at the cutting-edge of the
construction industry then look no further than
Bedford College. We are at the forefront of
delivering award-winning renewable technology
courses and one of the few specialist training
providers across the UK to be named a National
Skills Academy (NSA) for Environmental
Technology, ensuring that you will develop the
new skills that employers are looking for as the
industry goes through massive changes to meet
sustainable construction demands.
We offer a wide range of courses in Brickwork, Carpentry, Construction, Decorative Occupations, Gas and Plumbing across our campuses in Cauldwell Street and Kempston.
Gas & Plumbing at Kempston
Use fantastic facilities
We have a wide range of specialist facilities that recreate real working environments and ensure that you gain the confidence to develop new skills in a supervised environment. Our Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre is approved by City & Guilds and British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC) and contains some of the most advanced equipment in the UK including, solar panels, photovoltaic (PV) panels, rain water harvesting, Dimplex ground source, heat and air pumps, and unvented hot water systems. The Centre was awarded the Level 1 National Award in Plumbing a Grade 1 – the very highest grade possible.
There are also 21 plumbing bays and 12 airing cupboard spaces, lead burning facilities, steel pipe area, an unvented hot water training area and an integrated gas assessment centre as well as gas cookers, fires, boilers, heaters and domestic appliances.
Be more employable
We have excellent links with local employers, many of whom have direct input into the design of our courses and will provide you with work experience. Opportunities like this not only improve your practical skills but demonstrate to future employers that you are enthusiastic, motivated and willing to learn on the job. Just a few of the companies that we work with include: Barry Wells Plumbing, Dimplex, Pronto Plubming, Vickes Plumbing and Worcester Bosch.
Construction at Bedford
Our more traditional courses also have an
excellent reputation with employers, many of
whom have direct input into what you learn to
ensure that you stand out from the crowd when
it comes to looking for a job. So whether you see
yourself as a builder, painter and decorator,
joiner, project manager, surveyor or one of the
many related office based roles, enrolling on a
course here will give you strong foundations for
your future career.
Be part of our success
Not only have our staff had successful careers in industry themselves, but they also lead in shaping the UK’s construction and building services training sector, such as talking at high profile industry events like Ecobuild.
You will be encouraged to enter competitions and win awards to ensure that you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs. Students on our Sustainable Construction Foundation Degree won a national Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition to gain £150,000 of Government funding to undertake a retrofit of Bedfordshire housing.
The construction industry is going through massive changes to incorporate green technologies and meet the demands of government targets and their customers for carbon reduced construction. Join Bedford College and you will develop renewable technology construction skills that will put you at the forefront of the job market. Sustainability is embedded within most of our construction courses as employers are demanding workers have skills in this area to meet the demands of their customers.