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At Kendal College, we offer apprenticeships in construction and building services, including Plumbing & Heating, Gas Engineering, Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical Installation and Property Maintenance.

Our courses are suitable for school’s leavers entering a trade, through to experienced employees looking to upskill and take the next step in their career.

Our apprenticeship programmes are taught by experienced former industry professionals, in our dedicated construction facility, using industry standard plant, machinery and hand tools. Many of our programmes are flexible to meet the needs of individual employers and employees, with teaching being delivered in the workshop, classroom and workplace.

A full list of our apprenticeship programmes can be found below:

Property Maintenance Operative, Level 2

Course Overview

This apprenticeship is ideal for learners, new to, and currently working in roles such as Maintenance Assistant, Property Engineer or Multi-Skilled Technician. Learners on this course will gain and develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to optimise property condition, maximise quality, cost-effectiveness and ensure health, safety and client satisfaction.

Entry Requirements

Ideally, learners should hold 4 GCSEs at grade (3-9) including English and Maths and be employed for thirty hours a week or more.

Topics Covered

Health and safety, working at height, repairs to the fabric of a property, plumbing, electrical installations, plant, machinery safety systems, sustainable practices, safe use of hand tools, stock and resource control, planned preventative maintenance, refurbishment and deep-clean, reactive maintenance and customer service. Flexible attitude, commitment to quality and excellence, ownership of work, performing under pressure, problem-solving and client-focused.

Delivery

Day release

Assessment

Workplace portfolio, research assignment, knowledge assessment, practical tasks and competency interview.

Start Date

Throughout the year

Duration

15 Months

Carpentry & Joinery, Level 2

Course Overview

Carpentry & Joinery encompasses both site-carpentry and architectural-joinery, with learners completing this apprenticeship choosing to study one of these options. This apprenticeship is suitable for both new, and current, employees in the industry hoping to gain and develop Carpentry & Joinery knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Entry Requirements

Ideally, learners should hold 4 GCSEs at grade (3-9) including English and Maths and be employed for thirty hours a week or more.

Topics Covered

Health, safety and welfare, planning and completing work, moving, handling and storing resources, interpreting verbal and written work instructions, learners will also complete specialist units in either site carpentry or architectural joinery depending on their choice of pathway. Communication, team-working, logical thinking, time management and adaptability.

Delivery

Day release

Assessment

Learners will be assessed through a formal qualification, a knowledge test and a practical skills test.

Start Date

Throughout the year

Duration

18 to 24 Months

Advanced Carpentry & Joinery, Level 3

Course Overview

Carpentry & Joinery encompasses both site-carpentry and architectural-joinery, with learners completing this apprenticeship choosing to study one of these options. This apprenticeship is suitable for those who have completed Carpentry & Joinery, Level 2 and now have responsibility for managing their own and other peoples work, as well as carrying out complex and often bespoke work.

Entry Requirements

Ideally, learners should hold 5 GCSEs at grade (4-9) including English and Maths, have completed Carpentry & Joinery, Level 2 and be employed for thirty hours a week or more.

Topics Covered

Health, safety and welfare, planning and completing work, selecting resources and interpreting technical specifications; learners will also complete specialist units in either site carpentry or architectural joinery depending on their choice of pathway. Communication, team-working, logical thinking, time management and adaptability.

Delivery

Day release

Assessment

Learners will be assessed through a formal qualification, a knowledge test and a practical skills test.

Start Date

September

Duration

15 Months

Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician, Level 3

Course Overview

This apprenticeship course is suitable for both new, and current, employees working in electrical installation to become competent in installing, maintaining and repairing electrical installations in industrial, commercial and domestic settings. Learners who have existing experience may be able to complete this programme in a shorter time frame.

Entry Requirements

Ideally, learners should hold 5 GCSEs at grade (4-9) including English and Maths and be employed for thirty hours a week or more.

Topics Covered

Design, development, manufacture, construction, commissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes, systems or services. Work reliably and effectively without close supervision, communication, maintain and enhance competence and accept, allocate and supervise tasks.

Delivery

Day release

Assessment

Learners will complete AM2S (an industry recognised examination) to assess their competency, this is comprised of practical and theoretical elements.

Start Date

September

Duration

48 Months

Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician, Level 3

Course Overview

This apprenticeship course is suitable for both new, and current, employees working in plumbing and heating to become competent in planning, selecting, installing, servicing, commissioning and maintaining installations in industrial, commercial and domestic settings.

Entry Requirements

Ideally, learners should hold 5 GCSEs at grade (4-9) including English and Maths and be employed for thirty hours a week or more.

Training, Knowledge & Skills

Health & safety, plumbing systems, electrical components and control systems, plumbing science and processes, and customer service.

Knowledge

Honesty and integrity, dependable and responsible, enthusiastic and positive, quality-focused, willing to learn, team-worker and sustainable working.

Delivery

Day release.

Assessment

Learners will be assessed through a knowledge test, design project, practical installation test, practical application test and professional competency interview.

Start Date

September

Duration

48 Months

Gas Engineering Operative, Level 3

Course Overview

This apprenticeship course is suitable for both new, and current, employees working in plumbing and heating to become competent in planning, selecting, installing, servicing, commissioning and maintaining installations in industrial, commercial and domestic settings.

Entry Requirements

Ideally, learners should hold 5 GCSEs at grade (4-9) including English and Maths and be employed for thirty hours a week or more.

Topics Covered

  • Health and safety in gas utilisation
  • Science principles in gas utilisation
  • Combustion and properties in gas
  • Gas safety principles
  • Core and maintenance of gas systems
  • Instal and commission of unvented complex hot water
  • Tightness test, purge commission of gas pipework up to 35mm

Honesty and integrity, dependable, responsible, enthusiastic and positive, quality-focused, willing to learn, team-worker and sustainable working.

Delivery

Day release

Assessment

Learners will be assessed through a workplace portfolio, competency test, interview and Gas Safe © registration.

Start Date

September

Duration

18 Months