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This is a one-year programme designed for learners wishing to gain an understanding of and practical experience in a variety of trades in the construction industry. The programme covers a range of hand skills and practical tasks, with learners either following one of the trade areas listed below, or for those who are unsure of their next steps, having delivery in all of the routes: Bricklaying and Carpentry Plastering wall and floor tiling Painting and decorating Construction operations The programme also covers trade knowledge around health and safety and the management of materials.
What do I need to join?
As well as having a keen interest in the subject area, learners will need to possess GCSE grade 1 in both English and Maths. Learners will need to be committed, punctual and demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning and taking on new ideas and skills.
Maths & English
A key requirement for future progression and employment is a good understanding and application of knowledge and skills in both English and maths. Learners who are enrolled on this course will also, as part of their overall programme of study, be enrolled on either Functional Skills 1, 2, 3 or GCSE programmes in English and Maths in order to progress towards gaining GCSE grade 4 in both subjects.
As part of your overall programme of study, learners will be required to undertake a period of work placement related to the field of employment they wish to enter. Our Work Placement Team will assist learners in gaining a placement and ensure that you are on track to achieve, whilst liaising with your course tutors to ensure that the opportunity to practice necessary employability skills is available at college.
What can I do next?
Learners who successfully complete will be eligible for progression onto a Level 2 programme of study or an apprenticeship in a related discipline.
course information last updated: Wednesday 21st February 2024 @ 10.52am (11 hours ago)