Construction Courses

Carpentry and Joinery

 

Overview

This apprenticeship provides you with extensive Carpentry and Joinery training giving you extensive workshop skills and insight into the kind of work you will be undertaking in the industry.

A Site Carpenter will usually work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities.

Apprenticeships Available

Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery

Level 3 Advanced Carpentry and Joinery

Typical Duration

13-18 months

Career Progression

As well as ensuring a foundation level of competence as a Carpenter, this apprenticeship provides a potential progression into Advanced Apprenticeship Standard in Carpentry and Joinery, or secure employment as a Site Carpenter or Architectural Joiner.

The main difference between the Level 2 is the Level 3 Carpentrer has responsibility for managing their own and other people’s work, as well as being required to complete complex and non-standard work.

Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician

 

Overview

You will develop the skills and knowledge required to plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and domestic heating systems.

This qualification covers accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and joining metallic and non-metallic pipework, making you competent to industry standards in plumbing and heating.

Apprenticeships Available

Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician

Typical Duration

48 months

Career Progression

This qualification can help you progress into supervisory job roles such as design and planning, and a wide range of roles within the domestic plumbing and heating sector, including:

–  Heating and ventilation engineer
–  Project development manager
–  Senior skilled operative.

Engineering Operative

 

Overview

This apprenticeship provides an essential grounding in engineering operations for becoming an Engineering Operative, being
taught relevant skills to enhance and sustain operations in any given specific engineering sub-sector.
Engineering operatives must comply with statutory regulations and organisation safety requirements, including any environmental
compliance procedures and systems.

Apprenticeships Available

Level 2 Standard Engineering Operative

Typical Duration

13 months

Career Progression

Servicing and maintenance operative; Machine setter/operative; Mechanical engineering operative; Fabricator; Engineering fitter; Multi-disciplined engineering operative; Materials, processing and finishing operative, Technical Support operative, founding/casting operative

Dryliner (Interior Systems Installer)

 

Overview

The broad purpose of the occupation is to install, repair and maintain various elements of the internal structure of a building to a high standard.  (e.g. ceilings above and walls around the structure.)

This is a core and options standard with two pathway routes with: 

  1. Drylining – methods to install different drylining systems that form the walls and rooms within a building, often used to hide wires and pipes whilst improving acoustics and create space for insulation.
  2. Ceiling and Partitions.- incorporates different ceiling and partition systems within a building. Used to provide different types of working environments, taking account of lighting and other fixtures.

Apprenticeships Available

Level 2 Interior Systems Installer

Typical Duration

24 months

Career Progression

This qualification can help you progress into job roles such as:

Ceiling/Suspended ceiling fixer, Drylining fixer, Interior systems operative, Modula demountable partition installer, Operale paritioner installer

Installation Electrician / Maintenance Electrician

 

Overview

This apprenticeship will train you to install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments.

You are trained to work proficiently, efficiently and economically on your own and work without immediate supervision, in both indoor and outdoor settings.

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will be required to adhere to safe working practices without endangering yourself or others.

Apprenticeships Available

Level 3 Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician

Typical Duration

42 months

Career Progression

You may want to look for work in the industry, either in design or maintenance of electrical control systems, machinery and equipment, or you could progress on to a higher-level apprenticeship, and earn while you learn.

Painter and Decorator

 

Overview

This apprenticeship provides you with an academic qualification in construction operation while gaining professional experience.

You cover essential topics from basic hand skills, specialist trade occupation, site supervisory to management skills, to achieve your qualification and show your competence.

Upon successful completion, you will have the qualifications to prove that you are skilled and can do the job.

Apprenticeships Available

Level 2 Painter and Decorator

Typical Duration

36 months

Career Progression

This qualification can lead to a job as a Painter and Decorator, working for a house building company, a property development company or as part of a small business, repairing and refurbishing buildings.

It could also lead to a higher-level apprenticeship in Construction.

Construction Multi-Skills

 

Overview

There is an increasing demand for people skilled in a range of construction trades, known as multi-skills.

This apprenticeship is a work-based learning qualification that enables you to work in the construction industry.

As a construction multi-skills learner, you will carry out general repairs and maintenance to brickwork, paint, plaster, woodwork and other elements of existing buildings. You will perform tasks associated with a wide variety of different trades, rather than specialising in just one area.

If you have just left school and you are thinking about a career in the construction industry but are not sure which trade to go for, this qualification will introduce you to the basics of all constructional fields and confirm your competence in each of the chosen subjects.

This qualification will provide you with the knowledge of being a multi-skilled tradesman.

Areas covered are:

Plumbing
Bricklaying
Plastering
Tiling
Carpentry
Painting & Decorating

Apprenticeships Available

Level 2 Construction Multi-Skills

Typical Duration

18 months

Career Progression

If you decide to specialise in a specific trade area, you could progress on to a higher-level apprenticeship and continue your training or begin working in the construction industry.

Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying)

 

Overview

Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures eg chimney stacks. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. The range of sites and projects that bricklayers will work on include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations.

Apprenticeships Available

Level 2 Bricklayer Standard

Typical Duration

Level 2 – 30 months

Career Progression

You can continue to advance your career within the industry to increase your technical skills, and you can also go into full-time employment with this qualification.

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