The department for the Built Environment enjoys an outstanding reputation for the quality of its students and the work that they produce.
Recent years have seen students gain national awards, and work on significant local projects such as the seating in the Tate Gallery in St. Ives and the rebuilding of the Falmouth Art gallery.
Not only does the department specialise in traditional building skills such as masonry, painting & decorating, plumbing and carpentry but it also has an excellent reputation for the more creative aspects like interior design, signwriting and furniture making.
Skilled lecturers are all trained within the various construction industries giving you a fantastic insight into the realities of your chosen trade. You will be taught in large, well-equipped workshops dedicated to the specific area within a new £5million building, housing the very latest workshops and facilities.
To ensure you have both the academic and practical skills required for the industry, the department has strong links with local and national industry giving you a good mix of college and industrial experience.
The demand for skilled and suitably qualified persons has increased rapidly in recent years, because of this skills shortage the opportunities for high paid employment could not be better.