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Level: 0

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks:

Hours: 25.00

Start: 20/09/2019

Days / Times: Monday 09:15 to 15:15 and Tuesday 09:15 to 15:15 and Wednesday 09:15 to 15:15 and Thursday 09:15 to 15:15 and Friday 09:15 to 15:15

Tuition (£): 600.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Employing approximately 51,000 people across the region, the construction sector is one of the eight priority sectors for our Local Enterprise Partnership, D2N2, as well as a key employer.

An important issue for the construction sector in D2N2 is being able to  increase the workforce's skills through apprenticeships and other training.

Running over three consecutive weeks, this entry level course is designed to offer an insight into a variety of trade areas within the construction industry, providing you with the opportunity to develop the skills to progress to other trade-specific courses and secure employment within the industry.  

Entry requirements

You just need an interest in securing employment within the construction sector.

Course Content

The qualification for this course is the City & Guilds Entry Level Award in Construction Skills.

It comprises the following units:

  • Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction
  • Introduction to the Construction Industry
  • Constructing Half Brick Corners
  • Preparing a Surface and Applying Render Coat
  • Painting and Wallpapering

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through a range of activities including:

  • written assignments / task sheets
  • practical activities

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

The PPE required includes safety shoes.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

  • Level 1 Award in Construction
  • Level 1/2 trade-specific qualifications  

Careers

  • Construction trades

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Lewis Cottle

Lewis Cottle

Lewis says apprenticeship is "setting me up for life"

Teenager Lewis Cottle says switching direction to an apprenticeship course is helping to "set me up for life".

Seventeen-year-old Lewis was one of two applicants chosen by Ilkeston-based Belfield Furnishings to be taken on to work in its maintenance team.

Lewis, who lives in Ilkeston, said he was impressed by a presentation by the company at college. He decided to apply so he could learn a variety of trades.

Richard Newby, HSE and maintenance manager at Belfield, said Lewis's application was one of those which stood out and he was one of two candidates taken on.

Lewis has now switched from a Level 1 Brickwork course to study towards a Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance. He is studying one day a week at college and learning the ropes with Belfield on the remaining four working days.

Richard Newby, Belfield's HSE and maintenance manager said the company's aim was to "invest time and training so our apprentices gain the skills they need to be part of the team for the long haul." He added: "We're pleased to have them on board."

At college the teachers show you the easiest and best ways to do a job. They really help if you are struggling with something.



I like the job because it's actually doing something real. If you do it, like a factory floor, it's here for the next 30 years or more. It's an achievement.
It's great having some money coming in to save up. I can manage my money better to help set me up in life.


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