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.
You just need an interest in securing employment within the construction sector.
The qualification for this course is the City & Guilds Entry Level Award in Construction Skills.
It comprises the following units:
Assessment will be through a range of activities including:
The PPE required includes safety shoes.
Jordan Richards built his confidence as well as his technical skills on a Derby College Construction course – and the quality of his work has now been recognised in a string of competitions. Having taken a full-time course at our Ilkeston campus, Jordan secured an apprenticeship with GF Tomlinson, returning to College to take his qualifications to the next level. His tremendous commitment to his work saw him win the Junior Regional Skill Build brickwork title, take runner-up place in the Guild of Bricklayers regional competition, and gain a commendation in the College’s 2014 Peak Awards. He also reached the national finals of the Young Builder of the Year Award, attending a ceremony at the House of Commons.
Jordan has participated in many competitions alongside his study at Derby College. He has achieved an outstanding amount of awards and commendations.
Commended - National Finals for Young Builder of the Year Award, 16-24-year-old category
Commended – Construction Apprentice/Work-based Award at the Derby College Peak Awards
Winner – Regional Skillsbuild, Junior Bricklaying category Runner-up – Regional Guild of Master Bricklayers, Junior category
Highly Commended Construction Learner of the Year Award at the Derby College Peak Awards
Highly Commended Apprentice of the Year Award at the Derby College Peak Awards
Winner – Regional (NOTTS/LINCOLN) heats of the Guild of Master Bricklayers
Second - Regional Skillsbuild heats Gold medal – Regional (NOTTS/LINCOLN) final of the Guild of Master Bricklayers
Runner-up – CITB Apprentice of the Year Awards Second place – Regional Skillsbuild final
I am enjoying my placement with GF Tomlinson and I learnt a lot over the course of just a year.