What opportunities will this course give me?

This programme provides you with an excellent opportunity to gain skills in brickwork, carpentry, plumbing, and handling and storing materials and components.
This will enable you to make an informed choice of which trade area you would like to follow at a may want to consider one of our Level 1 courses such as bricklaying, carpentry and joinery or plumbing. This course also offers job opportunities or apprenticeships in the areas of new build, refurbishment or building maintenance.
Fully qualified and experience tradespeople can earn high salaries depending on the skills demand.

All of your tutors are skilled in each of the trade areas in which you will be taught. They have all worked in the industry as carpenters, joiners, plumbers and bricklayers, as well as supervising construction work onsite.

What will I be learning?

Level 1 Certificate in Construction Crafts involves seven units including:
• Construction site health and safety
• Introduction to environmental sustainability
• Starting Work in Construction
• Preparing for Work
• Developing Brickwork skills
• Developing Plumbing skills
• Developing Carpentry skills
• Handling and storing materials and components across all practical units

You will be expected to undertake a period of work experience.

Why is this course for me?

You will be taught through the completion of practical tasks, formal teaching sessions, practical and theory projects and workbooks. Assessment of practical standards will be through standardised practical tasks, with an end of unit knowledge test.

At the start of the year you will be given an outline of the topics taught over the year and told when assignments will be due to help you keep on target. Your progress on your programme will be monitored by your tutor and homework will be required, in addition to the work you carry out in college. The weekly attendance hours are 16 hours per week, which includes two hours Functional Skills for English and Maths.

It is essential that both practical and theory assessments are passed in order for students to obtain the full certificate and be entitled to progress further in Eastleigh College.

What do I need to sign up?

4 GCSES at Grade A*-E / 9-2 including maths and English. A successful college interview demonstrating interest and commitment to study, a good school attendance record and a good school or employer reference demonstrated at interview are essential.

All students without a GCSE at grade A*-C / 9-4 in English or Maths will be required, as a condition of the programme, to undertake either a GCSE or Functional Skills programme. This equals one hour each for English and Maths per week. The level of study will be decided on entrance to the programme.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Safety boots are mandatory during workshop activities and work clothing is optional. Mobile phones will need to be turn off during all theory and practical sessions.

There will be opportunities to take part in educational site visits.

You will be given contact details of your tutor. Your tutor will require contact details of your next of kin including email addresses for safety purposes.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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24+: £1,715.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
CF1A Eastleigh College 7/9/2020 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,715.00

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If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

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Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.