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?
You will need five GCSEs at grade 2 or 3 (grade E-D) or higher, including BOTH Maths and English Language.
How long is this course?
This is a one-year course, commencing in September and ending in June.
What will I study on this course?
Basic Construction Project – 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 and preparatory work, and use the construction methods required to produce a realistic painting, bricklaying, and carpentry task.
Safe Working Practices in Construction – provides the learner with the essential health and safety knowledge required to prepare them to work safely in the construction industry.
Advanced Construction Project – 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 and preparatory work, and use the construction methods required to produce a realistic painting, bricklaying, and carpentry task.
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.
Common Processes in the Construction Industry – provides 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.
Measurement and Drawing in the Construction Industry – provides the learner with the essential measuring and drawing knowledge required when working in the construction industry.
Performing Basic Construction Techniques – provides 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.
Exploring the Construction Industry – provides 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.
Developing Basic Construction Techniques – enables the learner to develop their knowledge, understanding, and skills in order to carry out complex construction tasks commonly found in the construction industry.
Construction Technology – develops 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?
NCFE Jersey Progression Certificate/Diploma in Building Trades.
Students must pass all units to gain the Diploma.
Will I go out on work experience?
Courses at Highlands College 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.
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 College Study Programme will enable you to progress to other Advanced Technical or Vocational courses that the college offers.
How much will it cost?
There are no fees for this course.
How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact the Highlands College Admissions team on: 608582 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All 6th form courses are subject to minimum enrolment numbers. Where a course does not meet the required number it will be reluctantly cancelled for that academic year. Affected applicants will be contacted and offered a transfer to another course if a suitable one is available.
Anyone who has been out of education for longer than 6 months will be invited for interview. Following interview, the application will be referred to a review panel.
International students should contact Jersey Immigration on email@example.com before making an application.