Construction and the Built Environment

Summary of course

The course will develop your basic skills in construction techniques across a range of disciplines in preparation for employment, apprenticeships or further study.

What will I study?

The qualifications covers a range of hand-skills and practical tasks in the following trade areas:

Core Units:

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

*All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

How is the course assessed?

Practical assignments.

Your Study Programme

If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal if you are interested in an introduction to the construction industry and cover essential skills in the following construction trades: carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, construction operations, electrical and plumbing and wish to gain a Level 1 qualification.

Entry Requirements for new students

Four GCSEs at Grade E[2] or above including English and Mathematics or Functional Skills Mathematics and English at Entry Level 3.

Interview Requirements

You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.

General Info (materials required for the course)

Students are expected to come to College everyday with a scientific calculator, ruler, pens, pencils, coloured pencils, paper and a folder for the classroom. For the workshop there is a mandatory requirement that candidates bring and wear protective overalls and protective footwear at all times during workshop activities.

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Ollie Jashanica

Ollie Jashanica

Persistence paid off for Level 2 carpentry and joinery student Ollie Jashanica who landed himself a paid job after impressing on work experience.The first year student completed a successful placement...

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