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Study construction online

The construction industry offers a huge range of employment opportunities, from trades through to logistics, management, and other professional functions. The industry is set to grow by 85% worldwide by 2030, creating jobs and new career paths around the world. With one of our online construction courses, you can start building your knowledge in some of these key areas, helping you discover some of the openings for qualified individuals.

You may not have thought about studying construction online, since it’s often viewed as a practical subject which requires on-site experience. However, our online courses can provide you with tools to help you succeed on the job and give you professional certifications that’ll give you a career advantage and more options for development.

Gain construction certifications and CPD

If you’re interested in gaining a professional certification, several of our construction courses are CPD certified. This can be great for your professional development and help you work towards your career goals. You can also receive a digital certificate when you complete a short course if you choose to upgrade with us.

Additionally, we have several construction and construction management degrees in topics such as quantity surveying, where you can receive bachelor’s or master’s degrees from internationally recognised universities and organisations.

Build your career in construction

The construction industry is growing in diversity as well as size - the range of jobs across construction are changing due to current demands for better compliance, sustainability, and overall management. Gaining the right skills can help you plug skills gaps in your speciality and country to create a rewarding and lucrative career.

As well as subjects such as research and ethics in construction, you can also learn about factors like mental health, quality, and compliance. So whether you’re a site supervisor, construction manager, or someone with a passing interest, you can learn about these vital topics and more with our online courses and degree programs.

Sustainability and ethics in construction

Sustainable construction and development is an area that’s under close scrutiny at the moment. There is a need for environmentally conscious practices across the world. By learning about some of the issues facing the industry, you can find out the best practices and initiatives in place for now and the future.

Ethics in the construction industry are also being discussed more widely than ever before, meaning that it’s vital that professionals in the sector stay up to date with current issues and ensure that their practices are in line with their corporate social responsibilities. We have several courses that cover sustainability in construction if you want to find out more about the innovations in this area.

Your options for studying construction

We’ve partnered with UK universities and other well-recognised institutions, such as the Chartered Institute of Building Academy, to bring you a range of courses where you can either gain an introduction to construction or build on your current skills. These courses can help you upskill to a new role or develop your professional credentials.

Our courses are 100% online, and you have the freedom and flexibility to study whenever suits you. We offer a range of course types, from free short courses to online degrees. Our short courses take between two and ten weeks to complete and offer an overview of construction or a particular topic within it. If you decide to complete an online degree, you can earn an internationally recognised degree qualification in construction.


What is construction?

Construction comes from the word “construct”, and so it refers to the action of building something. There are three main types of construction projects: buildings, public works and industrial structures. So this can include anything from building houses and skyscrapers to railways and power plants. Construction workers usually use a detailed plan and building materials to create large structures.

Can I learn construction online?

Construction courses are a great way to introduce you to the industry or help you build your skills and knowledge of certain industry areas to supplement your on-site training. Our construction courses are completely online and don’t require any in-person teaching, so you’re free to study whenever suits you. You can also learn from anywhere in the world, as long as you have access to a digital device.

What are the top construction courses?

Our most popular construction courses right now include our Quality in Construction course by the Chartered Institute of Building Academy, where you’ll learn to manage construction quality and instil a culture of quality in construction within your organisation. Another popular choice is our Sustainable Construction and Development course, also by CIOB Academy, in partnership with London Southbank University. Here, you’ll gain valuable insight into sustainable construction and development, and learn best practices from sustainability initiatives.

Is it difficult to study construction?

There is a lot to learn in the world of construction, but the difficulty will depend on the area you’re studying. For example, a construction management degree will require more knowledge, hard work and attention than learning on a short quality management course. However, no matter what you choose, our courses are designed by successful construction professionals who will help you to succeed in your studies.

How do I start a career in construction?

There are so many routes into construction, and you’ll need practical experience to get started with your career. To help you figure out which aspect of the construction industry you want to work in, you can try one of our online courses and use the opportunity to learn some basic concepts. If you decide you’re serious about a career in construction, you can gain professional certification to impress your current or prospective employer.

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