These qualifications are for those wishing to gain some understanding and some practical experience of the variety of trades in the Construction industry. This course will offer you an excellent foundation in a variety of general construction subjects, such as carpentry and joinery, plumbing, electrical and brickwork. You will cover the theory behind trades as well as practical skills. Following successful completion of the course and subject to entry requirements, you should be able to progress and specialise in the trade of your choice on a course at a higher level.
All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a 'C' grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.
This qualification is a stepping stone for learners who are interested in the construction industry and who wish to gain a broader view of the different trade areas. The course will enable you to develop practical skills in carpentry and joinery, brickwork, bending copper pipe and jointing, plastic tube and fittings, steel pipe and fittings, a range of hand and power tools including how to prepare use and maintain them.
You will also develop knowledge skills in: health and safety in the workplace, construction technology, estimating and finding quantities and communicating with others.
This qualification is assessed through the building of a photographic portfolio of practical work that you have undertaken and completed.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification, although a passion and basic understanding of the construction sector would be beneficial.
After Your Course
This qualification meets the needs of the learners who work or would like to work in the construction industry. It allows learners to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment or career progression in the construction sector.
Course fees are per year. The current fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:
- Aged 16-18 on 31/08/19
- Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
- Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
- Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course