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Start date: 01/09/2018 - SGS Filton
End date: 31/07/2019
Duration: 1 Year
Course length: N/A
Qualifications: Foundation Diploma in Construction
Code: 117849
Cost: N/A

SGS Filton

Filton Avenue
BS34 7AT

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Course Detail

Foundation Diploma in Construction

Full time course


This broad programme is a perfect introduction to the construction industry.  If learners are unsure what trade they would like to specialise in then this course provides training in all the main construction trades, including plastering, painting and decorating, carpentry, brickwork and plumbing. This programme covers construction techniques and skills, the various materials used and allows you to practice in an  industry-simulated environment.

What will I study?

• On-site Health & Safety

• Carpentry and Joinery

• Brickwork

• Functional skills in English, Maths and IT

What do I need to join?

You will need two GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above, in English and maths. A short interview together with assessments in maths, English and trade skills will be necessary to ensure the level of the course is appropriate for you.

How will I learn?

The majority of time will be spent learning in the workshop. Classroom study will be interactive and informative.

How will I know how I am doing?

Through regular feedback and one-to-one reviews with your tutor. You will be assessed continually through practical tasks and workshop-based activities.

Are there any extra costs?

Materials fees will be required at enrolment. Financial support is available in certain circumstances. Contact Learner Services for further information. You will be asked to provide your own safety boots to wear in the workshop.

What can I do next?

After successful completion, you can progress to a Level 1 qualification with in the construction department.  

What are my career opportunities?

Apprentice bricklayer or carpenter. 


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Dates & Costs

Foundation Diploma in Construction

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 31/07/2019
Duration: 1 Year
Qualifications: Foundation Diploma in Construction
Code: 117849

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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