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Why choose BMet for Construction?

  • Courses available at James Watt College and Erdington Skills Centre.
  • Choose from traditional trades such as bricklaying, gas, plumbing and electrical techniques or develop skills in sustainability, renewable energies and green technologies.
  • The School of Built Environment at James Watt College offers industry recognised Qualifications within the Construction and the Built Environment sector.
  • The Baxi Innovation Academy at James Watt College is one of the UK’s leading facilities for the teaching of qualifications in gas, plumbing and electrical.
  • The Erdington Skills Centre is popular among school leavers and young adults interested in developing basic construction skills such as bricklaying, painting and decorating in a more intimate setting.

School of Built Environment

The School of Built Environment (SOBE) provides clear pathways into employment or progression to further higher education study within a dynamic, exciting and consistently evolving sector.

Our new School of Built Environment has full time and part time courses for both school leavers and professionals to gain qualifications and develop skills in order get or maintain employment within this ever-advancing and fast-moving industry.

SOBE offers industry recognised Qualifications within the Construction and the Built Environment sector which will offer you a pathway into an exciting career, the courses are designed for all learners so if you’re a school leaver that has completed your GCSEs or an adult wanting to get into the industry or someone that’s already employed within the sector, looking to increase knowledge and skills SOBE has plenty to offer.

Career Opportunities

The built environment sector has many career opportunities including architect, building surveyor or technician, carpenter or joiner, construction contracts manager, domestic energy assessor, facilities manager, gas network engineer, kitchen and bathroom fitter, land surveyor, road worker, stonemason, thermal insulation engineer, town planner, welder and wood machinist.


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