We offer a range of construction training, from the traditional disciplines such as electrician and plumbing, to carpentry and bricklaying. Our courses are designed to give you the essential trade skills you need to step into an Apprenticeship or onto a building site.

  • Learn in industry standard facilities which include a number of workshops, roofing stations and real house builds.
  • Get involved in real projects and take part in regional and national competitions to develop your confidence and experience.
  • Get to grips with the health and safety legislation within the industry.
  • Learn through a combination of hands-on practical training and classroom based activities.

Get the hands on experience employers demand, through regular work experience, organised with some of our key partners including:


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After studying a Level 3 construction course with us, you’d have the qualifications to study degree level or start a degree apprenticeship, or find employment from a huge range of job opportunities within industry.

This is a great sector to train in if you’d like to go on to become your own boss. More than a third of people in the industry run their own company or are self-employed.


Daniel Gowland

“I have always wanted to be a plumber after watching my dad work in the industry. Now thanks to Gateshead College and Mears I can work in a job that I enjoy while training to qualify.


Like the sound of a degree in Architectural Engineering & Management without having to go to Uni?

Once you’ve completed a Level 3 qualification, you can apply to our PlanBEE programme.

Get paid £10,700 pa and fast track to a degree. Find out more.