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Construction Design & Site Management
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Construction Design & Site Management

The London construction sector is booming! Barking & Dagenham College is the perfect place to train for a successful career in the Construction Design & Site Management sector.

Our tutors are industry experts and will help you to understand the theory and gain the practical experience needed to succeed. You'll also get to train in our industry-standard workshops. Our links with employers are second to none, which means you’ll have access to some great work experience opportunities.

Our construction craft courses will develop practical skills and knowledge and provide a pathway to progress into higher level construction courses within the built environment.

This subject area is for anyone who wants to follow a career in an aspect of construction management. The type of careers open to you include:

  • Architect: you design the building
  • Building Surveyor: you provide professional advice on property and construction including residential, commercial, industrial, leisure and agriculture projects. You work on the design and development of new buildings as well as the restoration and maintenance of existing ones.You may be called upon to give evidence in court as an expert witness in cases where building regulations have been breached
  • Quantity Surveyor or Construction Cost Manager: you work out how much the project will cost and make sure it doesn't go over budget
  • Structural Engineer: you make sure the building is safe and sound
  • Building Services Engineer: you make sure the building is heated, ventilated and has the right power sources
  • Construction Manager or Site Manager:  your role is to supervise and direct operations on a construction project to make sure it is completed safely, on time and within budget. In this job you will need to be a 'people person'. You will need to be a creative problem solver. You will also need to be good at organising and planning.

Mayor’s Construction Academy

We’ve been awarded the Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) quality mark, which identifies and recognises high-quality construction skills training provision in London.

Thinking about a career in construction management or a construction trade? Apply now to get started.

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You benefit from our professional industry links

As a student here, you'll benefit from our professional links with the leading organisations in Construction Design & Site Management, including:



Our partnership with Erasmus+ means you have the opportunity to take part in a two or three week work placement in Europe. These are great work experience opportunities where you can develop your confidence, cultural and language awareness and enhanced employability skills. Find out more and how to apply.

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London's growth will mean more technical and construction jobs

The development at Nine Elms on the southern bank of the Thames will create thousands of jobs for skilled workers.

At Barking Riverside, right on our doorstep, 11,000 new homes are planned and 5 new schools will be made possible by extending the overground rail network.

Take a look at the video below and find out more about the courses we offer from one of our students

Construction Design & Site Management

Higher Level Study in Construction Design & Site Management 

If you are working in a site management role you can study with us for the CIOB Certificate in Site Management (QCF) at Level 4 followed by the CIOB Diploma in Site Management (QCF) also at Level 4.


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At the Higher Education Level we also offer the BTEC Higher National Certificate in Construction and the Build Environment Level 4.

For Construction Crafts and Trades

Don't forget to also take a look at these related course areas:

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Download our CIOB course information flyer now

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Download our Construction HNC course information flyer now

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