Who is this course for?
This course provides an introduction to the Construction Industry. It is suitable for people who wish to work in construction trades such as:
- Carpentry and Joinery
- Painting and Decorating
What are the entry requirements for the course?
Minimum five GCSEs at grades D and E (grade 2/3) or higher.
Please contact us if you are unsure if you meet the entry criteria.
How long is this course?
This is a one year course, commencing September 2017
What will I study on this course?
Unit 1 – Basic Construction Project : This unit is about creating a project relating to construction trades in response to a client brief. It will enable the learner to utilise the skills they have learnt during previous units in order to carry out the necessary planning, preparatory work and construction methods required to produce a realistic, working painting, bricklaying and carpentry task
Unit 2 – Safe Working Practices in Construction : This unit provides the learner with the essential health and safety knowledge required to prepare them to work safely in the construction industry.
Unit 3 – Advanced Construction Project : This unit is about creating a project relating to construction trades in response to a client brief. It will enable the learner to utilise the skills they have learnt during previous units in order to carry out the necessary planning, preparatory work and construction methods required to produce a realistic, working painting, bricklaying and carpentry task.
Unit 4 – Working in the Industry : Through research activities you will develop an awareness of your industry sector and opportunities that may be open to you. You will conduct an assessment of your current employability skills, plan for a placement and subsequently embark on work experience. This unit concludes with an opportunity to re-assess your skill set and progress made.
Unit 5 – Common Processes in the Construction Industry : This unit will provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills required when using common processes and materials to carry out tasks in construction. Learners will be introduced to tools and equipment used in the construction industry. Learners will carry out straightforward tasks commonly used in the construction trades.
Unit 6 – Measurement and Drawing in the Construction Industry : This unit provides the learner with the essential measuring and drawing knowledge required when working in the construction industry.
Unit 7 – Performing Basic Construction Techniques : This unit will provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to carry out straightforward techniques commonly used in construction. Learners will be introduced to the specialist equipment used for basic construction work.
Unit 8 – Exploring the Construction Industry : This unit will provide the learner with the opportunity to find out about the roles and responsibilities of those not only working in the construction sector but in the construction industry as a whole. The learner will also investigate the need for effective communication during the many stages that make up a construction project.
Unit 9 – Developing Basic Construction Techniques : This unit will enable the learner to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in order to carry out complex construction tasks commonly found in the construction industry.
Unit 10 – Construction Technology : This unit will develop the learner’s understanding of how walls, floors and roofs are constructed, and give an understanding of each component part, along with its functions.
What Qualification will I gain?
Jersey Progression Diploma in Building Trades
Will I go out on work experience?
Courses at Highlands are about preparing you for the world of work. As part of your course you will learn how to go about presenting yourself to an employer to stand the best chance of getting the job you are looking for.
You will spend at least three weeks in a work placement and work towards an employability qualification.
What does this course lead on to?
Progression onto a specialist building trades qualification in Construction, Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery or Painting & Decorating on a day release basis.
Achieving other qualifications and gaining experience as part of the Highlands Study Programme will enable you to progress to other Advanced Technical or Vocational courses that the college offers.
How much will it cost?
• £36 per year subscription fee
• £61 per year course material fee
How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact Employability on 608752 or email email@example.com
A GCSE grade E-F (grade 2-3) or a BTEC entry level 1 in Design and Technology is desirable