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Construction

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This is a one-year full time course and it is designed for students with little or no previous experience or knowledge about carpentry or joinery - although in some cases you may have already completed a City & Guilds multi-trade course.

The aim of the course is to develop the basic employment skills, practical skills and knowledge required in order to become a competent and employable carpenter.

You can expect to study units including:

  • Principles of building (examination)
  • Health and Safety Information (examination)
  • Maintain and Use Hand Tools
  • Maintain and Use Portable Power tools
  • Produce woodwork joints

If you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 or above in English, you will study an additional English course. If you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths, you will study an additional Maths course.

There are two online examinations that must be completed by students with practical assessments completed within a portfolio. 

The aims of this qualification are to encourage the development of generic employability skills used within the construction industry. We will give you the opportunity to learn new skills within construction which you can take with you onto your future career and this course will also prepare you for further training within construction.

This qualification provides the ideal introduction to the construction industry and covers essential areas within a variety of construction trades.

Among the trades covered will be (three of the following will be selected)

  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Plastering
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Construction Operations
  • Wall and Floor Tiling
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing

If you have not achieved grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language, you will study an additional English session alongside this course.

If you have not achieved grade 4 or above in Maths, you will study additional Maths sessions alongside the course.

This is a one-year full time course and it is designed for students with little or no previous experience or knowledge about bricklaying - although in some cases you may have already completed a City & Guilds multi-trade course.

The aim of the course is to develop the basic employment skills, practical skills and knowledge required in order to become a competent and employable bricklayer.

You can expect to study topics including:

  • 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

If you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 or above in English, you will study an additional English course. If you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths, you will study an additional Maths course.

There are two online examinations that must be completed by students with practical assessments completed within a portfolio.

This is a one-year course and the prime purpose of the qualification is to ensure that upon successful completion, you are a proficient and competent bricklayer. At this level, being able to read construction information and drawings is necessary and a solid understanding of structures and processes is required. Therefore, a grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths or a Level 2 qualification in functional skills English and Maths, is a requirement for this course.

The Level 3 Bricklaying Diploma pathway allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression as a bricklayer within the sector. 

It covers the following skills:

  • Repair and maintain structures
  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction
  • Constructing radial and battered brickwork
  • Carry out decorative and reinforced brickwork
  • Constructing fireplaces and chimneys

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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