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
On this course you will cover the following:
Phase 1: Generic Units, Bricklaying, Joinery Phase 2: Wall & Floor Tiling, Construction, Operations, Painting & Decorating Phase 3: Carpentry Phase 4: Plastering, Plumbing, Electrical
What are the entry requirements?
The English and Maths requirements are at Entry 3. These qualifications are suitable for 16-18 year olds as well as for individuals of any age wanting an introduction to the variety of construction trades, to gain skills in those areas and perhaps to decide which trade is the right one to pursue a career in. No previous knowledge or experience is required
How is the course taught?
The course is taught in the construction workshop
How will I be assessed?
The course is assessed by a series of practical assessments
The application process
You can apply online through our website or phone us on 020 8208 5050 and request an application form. Application forms are also available from our Willesden and Wembley Park centres.
You will be required to attend an interview with the Course Team Leader as part of the application process and they will be able to answer any questions you have about the course and the College. You may also be required to undertake an initial assessment in English and maths to support your application. If you do need to undertake an assessment please do not worry; it is not a test and therefore you can’t fail it. The assessment simply provides us with an indication of your current level of English and maths which helps us to make sure you are on the right course at the right level.
Once you have had your interview you will usually receive an offer which is our commitment to you studying at the College. If your offer is conditional based on you achieving specific qualifications we would need to see copies of these before we are able to complete your enrolment.
What support is available?
Our qualified tutors will support and guide you in the classrooms/workshops and through tutorials as they help you to develop the skills and techniques required in industry. Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities, please let us know on application if you require this service. If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact our Course Information Centres at Willesden or Wembley Park.
What social activities can I take part in?
We offer a programme of social and sports activities to all our students, full information available from the Student Room at your centre of study. Student rooms are available for those who want to play games, meet up with friends or just chill.
What facilities and resources are available?
A range of snacks, hot and cold foods are available for purchase in the canteen and café facilities as well as vending machines. Halal meat and washing facilities are available at both centres. We have Quiet Rooms for those preferring to reflect. LRCs (Libraries) available at both centres fully equipped with a wide range of learning materials and qualified friendly staff on hand to support you.
What else should I know?
Annually we take part in a range of national and regional competitions in a wide range of subject areas for those keen to show off the skills they have gained on their courses. Taking part gives you the opportunity to display your skills, build confidence and meet employers from industry looking for new recruits. Every year our students bring back a range of trophies and medals. Please check with your tutor as courses must be at a certain level to enter.