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Construction and the Built Environment

Master the practical skills needed for a successful career in Plumbing or Electrical Installation.

Get Work Ready

Alongside your course you will have the opportunity to work with key employers in the industry. Our Industry Liaison Officer will help connect you to meaningful work placements that will give you the confidence to enter the Plumbing or Electrical Installation industry.

During ‘Community Week’ you will also have the chance to give back to the community whilst gaining valuable experience working with clients on real projects. Students recently helped Dover smART Project move premises, and completed maintenance on the pipes and building at the Age UK South Kent Coast Dover branch.

Learn from the Professionals

All our lecturers have extensive experience in their relevant fields. Whichever trade you choose to study, you will learn from an expert who can pass on industry knowledge and give you practical advice for your future career.

Skills Competitions

You can take part in national and international competitions to showcase your newfound skills. We regularly enter students into World Skills Competitions and consistently offer high standards in the KFE4Skills Competitions.

Electrical Student Goes for Gold at KFE4Skills

12 March 2024
Level 2 Electrical Installation student Luke Arter has come 1st and won a gold medal at this year’s KFE4Skills contest.

How you apply for a course at EKC Dover College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our courses online and see the wide range of academic opportunities that are available to you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply for your chosen course via our website.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to EKC Dover College to meet our team, explore our facilities and see which course is right for you.

Adult Learning

We offer a variety of part-time and short courses, specifically designed for adult learners. Whether you’re looking to begin a new career, upskill and add services to your offer or simply learn more about a hobby, we’ve got a course for you.

Career prospects

Electrical Engineer
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Electrical engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, power stations, building control systems and other electrical products and systems.
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We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.