Introduction to Construction Skills (Multi-Trade)
This programme is designed to give you an insight into some of the trades within construction and will allow you to develop skills in at least three different trade areas.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
If you are unsure about which construction trade you would like to pursue – or would like to work towards more than one trade with a view to specialising later – this is the course for you.
You will develop skills and knowledge in your chosen trades while further developing your maths and English skills.
- GCSE grade 1 (or equivalent) or higher in Mathematics
- GCSE grade 1 (or equivalent) or higher in English
Lower grades may be considered. However, an initial assessment will be required prior to your full acceptance on the course.
You will also be required to complete an interview with a member of the construction team.
What will you learn?
This is an introductory level course covering aspects of multiple trades. You will cover some or all of the following:
Knowledge of the construction industry:
· Health and safety specific to bricklaying
· Basic bricklaying skills and knowledge
Carpentry and Joinery
· Health and safety specific to carpentry and joinery
· Basic carpentry and joinery skills and knowledge
· Health and safety specific to plastering
· Basic plastering skills and knowledge
Painting and Decorating
· Health and safety specific to painting and decorating
· Basic painting and decorating skills and knowledge
· Health and safety specific to plumbing
· Basic plumbing skills and knowledge
· You will continue to study maths in order to improve your current grade and better prepare you for your chosen trade.
· You will continue to study English in order to improve your current grade and better prepare you for your chosen trade.
· You will meet with your tutor on a regular basis and will cover topics that are beneficial to making you more employable. You will also have the benefit of receiving 1-1 sessions designed to guide you towards the highest achievement possible.
· These sessions are designed to further develop you as a citizen in society and to better prepare you for the world of work, not just as an employee but also as a potential self-employed person.
· You will be expected to complete a minimum number of work experience hours.
Please note that you will cover a minimum of three of these trades but will not cover them all.
How will you learn?
You will learn on-site, in the classroom and in the practical workshop. There may be some requirement to complete work online, but this will be kept to a minimum. This is primarily a practical subject, meaning you will be kept quite active while on the course.
What will you need to bring with you?
You will need to supply your own basic stationery, notebook, padlock, safety footwear, work trousers and safety glasses.
You will be required to purchase and wear a uniform while on the course. This can be ordered at your course induction or details can be provided.
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed in a number of ways both in the classroom and in the workshop. As well as providing your completed work, you will:
- Prepare a portfolio of ongoing training and assessment in both practical and theory work, which will be graded for quality and content
- Sit GCSE exams
- Complete a final project which will be assessed
On successfully completing this course, you will be able to apply for one of our full-time trade courses (Note that this will be subject to the entry requirements for each course.)
You may also want to pursue an apprenticeship, in which case you can apply to employers for a placement.
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or email@example.com
Course Information for Employers
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 23, 2023 4:48 pm