This is a study programme for students wishing to experience the construction trades whilst developing their Maths and English skills. - it will include a wide range of practical tasks in all trade areas and we will encourage you to develop the skills in the area that they are hoping to progress into.
What will I learn?
You will gain a general understanding and broad experience of the construction trades whilst developing the maths and English skills required to progress. You will get a taste of the craft options available to you and we will start you on the path to becoming a craftsperson who needs to have completed a Level 3 trade qualification or an Apprenticeship.
- Bricklaying: you will build half brick and block walls
- Joinery: you will complete halving and housing joints
- Plumbing: you will fix rainwater drainage and bend and fix copper pipe
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a variety of methods including project work, written assignments and/or practical tasks.
To join this course, you will need GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above in both English and Maths.
You should be able to demonstrate an interest in the subject. Entry is also subject to an interview, basic skills screening and initial assessment.
Progression & Career Opportunities
Successful students generally progress onto a Level 1 qualification in their chosen trade, however direct entry to full-time employment or a construction Apprenticeship is also possible.
It is required that you achieve a Level 1 in Maths and English functional skill in order to progress on to a Level 1 in your chosen trade. We are currently working closely with local employers and authorities who express the need for a multi-skilled craftsperson in the future to meet demand in general building maintenance.