There are no formal entry requirements however, a keen interest in the subject is essential. We will request a school or college report and you will attend an interview at the college.
This qualification provides the ideal introduction to the construction industry and covers essential skills in the following construction trades: bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, plastering, painting and decorating, construction operations, wall and floor tiling, electrical and plumbing.
This level is an introduction to the types of skills that are involved in the construction industry
This is a practical course which will allow you to learn and develop various skills relating to the construction industry trade.
The course has been designed to:
> Introduce learners to the construction industry
> Help learners progress in this area of the industry
> Develop skills and knowledge at this level
> Prepare for taking further qualifications to enable them to enter the industry in their craft.
The study programme will consist of five key elements which you will need to complete:
> Individual and group tutorial sessions
> Industry related work placement (if appropriate)
> Development of English and mathematics. You will be required to undertake a formal qualification if you have not already achieved English and/or Maths at Level 2.
> Development of enterprise and employability skills.
This is a predominately a practical based course, with the incorporation of underpinning knowledge delivered through theory sessions.
Practical assessments are carried out in the college site workshop area, you will also learn the key principals and techniques of plastering within this area. This course is supported by individual and group tutorial sessions.
To achieve the Entry Level 3 Certificate in Construction Skills (6219-02), learners must achieve a minimum of 15 credits from the units listed below:
> Constructing housing joints
> Painting techniques
> Tiling a plain wall
> Constructing half brick walling
> Laying paving using slabs
> Setting out and laying gravel paths
> Preparing background surfaces and applying render coats
> Removing and refitting water-filled radiators
> Working with non-manipulative fittings
> Connecting flex to common apparatus
> Introduction to health and safety in construction
> Introduction to the construction industry
* These units may be subject to change and are only representative at this point, however we keep these as up to date as possible. You will be provided with a finalised full course overview at Connecting to College.
It is also expected that you will attend college in suitable work wear / clothes as you will get dirty though the use of construction materials.
Health and safety are of paramount importance in the construction industry and we place a great emphasis on this part of your education.
If you enrol on, and undertake any course in the construction department you will be provided with and required to wear at all times (within the college workshop area) mandatory PPE as follows:
> Approved protective footwear with ankle support (Rigger type boots are not allowed)
> Approved safety glasses
> Approved hi-visibility vest
Course Assessment Method
You will undertake graded assessments through a range of methods including:
> Practical tasks
> Paper based tests
This Entry Level 3 Award will enable you to progress in your chosen trade and on completion of this qualification, you may undertake further training for one of the City & Guilds Awards qualifications: Entry Level 3 Learners may progress to a Trade L1 Award or Certificate or Diploma
Alternatively, you could take up an Apprenticeship in a chosen trade.
What if I Need Support
Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.
You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.
|Qualification Type:||Certificate in Construction Skills (Entry 3)|
|Awarding Body:||City & Guilds|
|Start Date:||September 2022|