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4 Careers you can pursue after studying a Level 3 Construction course at Middlesbrough College

September 22, 2023
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Studying a Construction and Built Environment course at Middlesbrough College can open multiple doors to many different types of careers. In the U.K the construction sector is one of the largest in the economy and provides careers which are constantly in demand with a large variety of roles, projects, and opportunities to progress. Construction is an industry that is ever-growing, so choosing this as your career path will ensure amazing opportunities for the future. Some of the level 3 courses that can open to opportunities include:

We know that figuring out what you want to do in the future is difficult and understanding what jobs suit your skillset. So, we have researched 4 out of the many careers you can pursue after studying a Construction course at College!

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineer’s design, create and connect the infrastructure that’s around us. Specifically working on infrastructure of the physical environment such as roads, buildings, airports, bridges, and other large structures that are needed for the world to function effectively. Many Civil Engineers end up developing a speciality in their work based on their skillset, but all need to have a general foundation in maths and physics as well as more workplace skills such as communication, critical thinking, and leadership qualities. Construction and Built Environment courses are the perfect way to start building the skills and knowledge for this career, with modules including mathematics in construction and the built environment, construction and design drawing techniques, science, and materials in the built environment and more. Studying the T-Level with a specialist pathway for civil engineering is an ideal way of being introduced to the type of work and projects you will be carrying out in the future when pursuing a career in Civil Engineering and therefore a great opportunity to give yourself a head start. Once completing the course, you can have the option to go to Higher Education by studying a degree in Civil Engineering at University and gaining a HNC or diploma. Many students have carried on their studies and completed a HNC construction course with us and our amazing facilities! You can view our level 4 construction courses here: Courses search – Middlesbrough College ( Past students have also progressed onto higher level apprenticeships or careers where you can build your skill set as you work and progress in the sector.

Project Site Management

Project Site Managers manage and monitor major construction and civil engineering projects whilst it is in development. This involves reviewing contracts of work, safety, timelines, laws, and budgets. Overall, a Project Site Manager is equipped with the right skills and qualifications to oversee that developing infrastructure is carried out effectively and appropriately both in person and on paper. This role requires skills in leadership, planning, problem solving and communication. Every construction project requires a site manager and makes up a huge chunk of the careers that are in this sector, so the need for people in this line of work will always be a must, ensuring you’ll have a stable career and chance to progress as you work. The Construction courses at Middlesbrough College such as T Level Technical Qualification in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction- Specialist Pathway- Civil Engineering – Middlesbrough College ( allows you to build your knowledge and skills in the right way to prepare you for a career like this in the future with one of the modules covering project management specifically. Once completing the course, the most common route is to study construction management at University level or gain a Higher National Certificate with us and complete extra certificates needed for site workplaces. There are also opportunities to progress onto apprenticeships or progress directly into employment.

Quantity Surveying

A Quantity Surveyor manages finances and contracts of construction projects. Mainly working to keep costs as low as possible whilst having safety and quality rates met to the proper standard. Within construction, many of the responsibilities across different jobs can overlap but a Quantity Surveyor’s focus is creating the costing and contractual matters to the best quality standard, whereas the Project Site Manager manages the resources and processes to meet those cost targets. Responsibilities of the job will include ensuring all projects are risk compliant, preparing contract documents, establishing and maintaining client relationships, and creating overall budgets. Therefore, to carry out effectively skills like being interpersonal and having an ability to work with analytics are highly important. Studying a construction course with us will build your skills and knowledge to get you started onto this career path. Once gaining your Level 3 qualification, studying quantity surveying or any accredited University course is an option, or many people often go straight into the workplace and work their way up whilst gaining qualifications.


Architecture is designing buildings and landscape for both practical and expressive use. It’s a sector within construction that has various specialities within it, but essentially, it’s the first step in all the processes of the built environment. Architects, civil engineers, and surveyors work together to plan and create the built environment. An Architect, Urban Planner, Interior Architect, and Landscape Architect are all popular careers within architecture, and all have equal significance as there are many different types of man-made constructions which all need planning and designing beforehand. The Construction courses include modules that cover design drawing techniques and planning regulations, which will help to build those skills you’ll carry into higher education or employment after the course. Options after completing your Level 3 can be to go to University and study a specific area of Architecture or go into an apprenticeship. This area of the sector is a lot more drawing, and design inclined, but you still need to have the theoretical knowledge of construction and the built environment to be successful. Which is why a construction course is the perfect way to start!