Practical application of construction skills to prepare you for work in the Construction industry.
This course is primarily about preparing you for working in the construction sector through practical application of construction skills and the methods of work. You will gain confidence in using maths and literacy along with developmental work in preparing to apply for work in this sector. On successful completion of this you will then progress onto the L1 diploma in bricklaying or carpentry. This course helps to introduce you to working safely and helps you gain confidence in both bricklaying and carpentry skills. You will work to recognised industrial standards and will gain the underpinning knowledge and skills to prepare you for a career in the industry. The college has close links to construction companies and training exercises and conditions on the course are similar to those experienced on site.
Construction is a booming industry and is forecast to continue with this trend. Therefore over the Summer of 2018, we have invested in our Construction buildings, to improve the space and work conditions for our students.
The additional workshop space created allows both carpentry and bricklaying groups to have the very best teaching and learning experience on their chosen course.
You will study and be assessed in the subjects below:
The course is for 16-19 year olds who wish to gain valuable skills in brickwork and carpentry who wish to progress on a path trade specialisation.
The learner’s development and achievements are assessed through practical assessments, in-course assessments and end of unit tests
Materials and equipment for the course are provided however, you will be expected to purchase protective footwear and overalls, as well as stationary, a recommended basic tool kit and a textbook. Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.
Evidence of studying at GCSE grade 4/or working at Entry Level 3 literacy and numeracy.
Students generally progress onto the Level 1 Diploma in a specialised trade area in either brickwork or carpentry. Many students also choose to progress to a Level 2 Diploma to develop their skills, however direct entry to employment or an apprenticeship are also career paths.
Attending one of our Open Events is an opportunity to talk to knowledgeable tutors and view our excellent facilities