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If you are interested in carpentry and would like to progress into employment this may be the course for you. It will put you on the right road to a career in the Carpentry Construction Craft industry. This course is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Topics include: related aspects of Health and Safety Information, Quantities and communication with others, Building methods and construction technology, Carry out basic Woodworking Joints, Carry out basic Maintenance and using Hand and Portable Power Tools.

The City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Construction Skills provides you with an excellent initiation into the world of construction in order to enable you to decide whether this is a sector within which you feel you wish to work in the future.

There is an emphasis on you gaining practical skills. The qualification also promotes the development of wider employment skills, emphasising the importance of appropriate conduct and dress within a work area, customer service, customer care and safe working practices.

The aims of the qualification are: • To encourage the development of generic employability skills; • To promote the gaining of work-related skills within construction; • To prepare you for further training within construction.

These qualifications provide the ideal introduction to the construction industry and cover essential skills in the following construction trades: bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, plastering, painting and decorating, construction operations, wall and floor tiling, electrical and plumbing.

If you are interested in Brickwork and would like to progress into employment this may be the course for you. This course will assist you on the right road to a career in the Bricklaying and Construction industries. The course is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Topics include related aspects of Health and Safety Information, Quantities, Communication with others, Building methods and construction technology, Basic block laying skills, Basic cavity walling, Building basic masonry structures up to damp proof course level.

The Level 3 Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying) is ideal if you've completed the Level 2 programme or have worked in the construction industry and have plenty of experience. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources or you may want to develop your skills further and move into a senior role or a position with more responsibility.

It covers the following skills:

• Repair and maintain masonry structures; • Constructing radial and battered brickwork; • Carrying out decorative and reinforced brickwork; • Constructing fireplaces and chimneys.

The course is delivered both practically and theoretically with practical/theory elements assessed by our highly qualified assessors. A multiple choice examination will also be sat to ascertain the candidates knowledge of the “principles of planning and pricing construction works” relevant to the building industry.

The Construction and the Built Environment (RQF) HNC course, awarded by Pearson, is the perfect course for technicians already employed in the construction industry to further their knowledge and gain the additional skills needed for promotion and progression. The course is also suited to self-employed workers and those who run their own construction businesses. This part-time course allows students to continue to work, whilst furthering their understanding of the broad health and safety, design, management and technological aspects of the contemporary construction industry. The course is designed with employers in mind and teaches vocational skills that can be directly applied to the construction environment.

Quantity surveyors are paid up to £62,000/year in Greater London and there are nearly 8,000 construction project managers employed throughout, Hertfordshire, Thurrock, Essex and London.

You will be taught through a combination of:

  • Lectures will provide you with most of the fundamental subject information knowledge that you will require and will be taught in large groups.
  • Meetings with your personal tutor will give you the opportunity to discuss topics in detail, highlight any areas of difficulty and discuss your progression through the course.
  • Workshop and simulation sessions will give you hands-on experience of engineering techniques and software, and as a part of your course will have access to the latest engineering simulation packages, including CAD.

When you are not attending lectures, workshops or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library and preparing coursework assignments and presentations.

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