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Construction & Trades

The UK construction industry is constantly changing and developing the way in which it meets the challenges of creating the built environment – and that’s where it needs you!

Brighton MET College offers fantastic facilities to students who wish to enter in to the construction or engineering industries. Our dedicated Construction & Trades Centre is located at our East Brighton campus and offers a variety of Diplomas in this popular sector.

We offer the following courses:

  • Multi-trades – Construction skills
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Design, Surveying & Planning T Level
  • Electrical Installation
  • Plumbing

Our team all have vast industry experience, which has maintained our high standards, excellent pass rates and allowed us to produce graduates who bring a high-level of technical skill and confidence into the industry.

Study Construction

Our courses are taught in workshops which simulate real work environments with industry-standard equipment to learn on.
Start your journey to a career in the construction industry with us.


Employers and the government require people who can develop the skills required to design, create and build homes, schools, libraries and hospitals for future generations.

We offer a number of carpentry, joinery and multi-trades courses suitable for all levels of skill. You will learn on professional tools and machinery, guided by expert staff in high tech classrooms.

We also offer a T level in Design, Surveying & Planning aimed at those interested in these routes and careers in principles of design, building technology, and business and commerce.

On our full time courses there are opportunities for work experience and our apprenticeships provide on-the-job training.

Study Electrical

The Electrical department offers a range of courses which can take you from Level 1 to Level 3.


Are you interested in being part of the exciting electrical industry?

Depending on what level of training or education you’re currently at, you’ll develop skills and experience in working safely in an engineering environment; forming and assembling cable containment; wiring and testing electrical equipment; maintaining electrical systems and assembling electronic circuits.


  • Modern workshop facilities in our £9 million Construction and Trades Centre
  • Highly experienced and qualified staff
  • Facilities simulate real work environments
  • Opportunities for work experience

Study Plumbing

The Plumbing department offers a range of courses to kick-start your career as a plumber.


Would you like to gain the skills and training required to enter the plumbing industry? Would you like a career that can be very financially rewarding? The plumbing industry continues to grow and is very competitive – our courses have been designed to give you the skills and confidence to get out there into the workplace, winning jobs and contracts.

You can expect to learn about:

  • The principles of health and safety
  • Environmental awareness
  • Plumbing theory and practice
  • Cold and hot water processes
  • Sanitation
  • Central heating

Not only can you benefit from the specialised plumbing facilities at East Campus, you will also receive the wisdom of a highly experienced teaching team. We also have an excellent record of students going on to be successful in industry and winning regional awards.


At Brighton MET we offer a variety of full-time courses for 16-19 year olds and a huge number of courses for adult learners (19+) across our two campuses. We teach technical and professional skills and provide practical industry-focused experience. This is a great way to study and equips you with the key skills needed to progress into employment, further your career or to go on to study at University.


We have a number of open events throughout the year for school leavers, adults and university-level students.
Come and take a look round our three campuses.