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Through our part-time construction courses, you can specialise in plumbing, gas engineering, carpentry, and property maintenance. No matter your starting level or aspiration for learning, we have plenty of courses for you to choose from.

Modern and innovative learning spaces

Whether you join us in Abingdon, Witney, or Bicester, you will study in one of our modern and innovative construction hubs; all equipped with the tools and practice space you need to hone your skills.

Across our Campuses we have invested in creating practical, modern learning spaces for our construction courses. Our teaching spaces are far from traditional classrooms and replicate domestic and commercial set-ups. In all our training centres you will have access to the full range of tools and materials you need to learn your trade. Throughout your course you will be supported by our expert tutors who all have an abundance of practical experience in industry and know how to get the best out of their students.

Learn a new skill or gain your next qualification

Whether you are looking to develop your DIY skills or improve your professional qualifications, we can help. We have courses to help you learn the basics and confidently tackle more projects around the house or gain a new certificate.

We are constantly looking for ways to offer the most to our students and we are passionate about ensuring our training best prepares you for what you want to do next.

All our training facilities have state-of-the-art equipment and we have recently made large developments to stay on top of emerging renewable technologies, including our new Renewable Technology Suite.

Alongside our course offerings teaching traditional plumbing, gas engineering, carpentry, and property maintenance; through Abingdon & Witney College you can now learn to install and maintain new and emerging green technology.

Part Time Construction courses

Introduction To Air Source Heat Pumps

Part Time XSAU003P

The course will give you a basic introduction into heat pumps and their place within the range of renewable technologies increasingly employed to combat environmental challenges....

11th Mar 2024 - 11th Mar 2024

Monday

Construction | Net Zero Skills Hub

Abingdon Campus

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Introduction to Domestic Electrical Repairs

Part Time MSAU104P

An opportunity to get hands-on experience using the tools of the trade. Understand and practise how to work safely and skilfully. Start from the very basics and develop your skills along the way. Lots of top tips from experienced staff along the way....

25th Apr 2024 - 13th Jun 2024

Thursday

DIY | Construction

Abingdon Campus

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Introduction to Domestic Electrical Repairs

Part Time MSWU103P

An opportunity to get hands-on experience using the tools of the trade. Understand and practise how to work safely and skilfully. Start from the very basics and develop your skills along the way. Lots of top tips from experienced staff along the way....

23rd Apr 2024 - 11th Jun 2024

Tuesday

DIY | Construction

Witney Campus

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Introduction To PV (PhotoVoltaic)

Part Time XSAU008P

The course will give you a basic introduction into Solar PV (Photovoltaics) and its place within the range of renewable technologies increasingly employed to combat environmental challenges....

26th Feb 2024 - 26th Feb 2024

Monday

Construction | Net Zero Skills Hub

Abingdon Campus

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Introduction To Rainwater Harvesting

Part Time XSAU011P

This course will give you a basic introduction into how Rainwater Harvesting Systems can reduce your water usage and impact on the environment....

28th Feb 2024 - 28th Feb 2024

Wednesday

Construction | Net Zero Skills Hub

Abingdon Campus

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Introduction To Rainwater Harvesting

Part Time XSAU012P

This course will give you a basic introduction into how Rainwater Harvesting Systems can reduce your water usage and impact on the environment....

27th Mar 2024 - 27th Mar 2024

Wednesday

Construction | Net Zero Skills Hub

Abingdon Campus

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Introduction To Solar Thermal

Part Time XSAU005P

The course will give you a basic introduction into Solar Thermal and its place within the range of renewable technologies increasingly employed to combat environmental challenges....

26th Feb 2024 - 26th Feb 2024

Monday

Construction | Net Zero Skills Hub

Abingdon Campus

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Level 2 Award in Understanding Domestic Retrofit

Part Time XSZV000P

Domestic retrofit is the process of upgrading our homes to make them more energy efficient, reducing carbon emissions and creating homes that are healthier and cheaper to live in. This flexible eLearning course will give you a comprehensive and easy ...

Flexible Start - 31st Aug 2024

Flexible

Construction | Net Zero Skills Hub

Online

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Level 3 Award in Domestic Retrofit Advice

Part Time XSZV001P

Retrofit Advisors play a key role in the UK reducing its carbon emissions by improving energy efficiency and retrofitting many of the country’s 27 million homes. The role of a Retrofit Advisor is all about customer service and engagement, making the ...

Flexible Start - 31st Aug 2024

Flexible

Construction | Net Zero Skills Hub

Online

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Level 4 Award in Domestic Retrofit Assessment

Part Time XSZV002P

One of the most important roles in the retrofit process is that of the Retrofit Assessor. If you are an existing Domestic Energy Assessor or thinking of becoming one, then the Retrofit Assessor course is a logical progression in order to work at the ...

Flexible Start - 31st Aug 2024

Flexible

Construction | Net Zero Skills Hub

Online

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Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination and Risk Management

Part Time XSZV003P

The role of the Retrofit Coordinator is a mandatory requirement for the delivery of all domestic retrofit projects delivered under TrustMark. TrustMark is the recognised Quality Mark for the energy efficiency sector and compliance with TrustMark and ...

Flexible Start - 29th Nov 2024

Flexible

Construction | Net Zero Skills Hub

Online

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Plumbing - Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced

Part Time MSWU105P

Evening Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Plumbing courses available. Whether you are a beginner wanting to develop basic plumbing skills, or you’re an experienced learner wanting to expand your skill set, come and join us at our evening plumbing c...

23rd Apr 2024 - 11th Jun 2024

Tuesday

DIY | Construction

Witney Campus

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Plumbing - Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced

Part Time MSAU106P

Evening Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Plumbing courses available. Whether you are a beginner wanting to develop basic plumbing skills, or you’re an experienced learner wanting to expand your skill set, come and join us at our evening plumbing c...

25th Apr 2024 - 13th Jun 2024

Thursday

DIY | Construction

Abingdon Campus

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Woodworking - Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced

Part Time MSWU107P

Introduction to Basic Woodworking Hand Skills: An opportunity to develop your woodworking basic hand skills, giving you the all-important understanding on how to work safely and accurately using the most common hand tools. These transferrable skills ...

23rd Apr 2024 - 11th Jun 2024

Tuesday

DIY | Construction

Witney Campus

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Woodworking - Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced

Part Time MSAU108P

Introduction to Basic Woodworking Hand Skills: An opportunity to develop your woodworking basic hand skills, giving you the all-important understanding on how to work safely and accurately using the most common hand tools. These transferrable skills ...

25th Apr 2024 - 13th Jun 2024

Thursday

DIY | Construction

Abingdon Campus

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