Construction and Building Trades

Subject Overview

 

Darlington College offers a wide range of different and exciting opportunities within the field of construction. We offer full-time programmes in Carpentry and Joinery, Brickwork, Plastering, Electrical Installation, Plumbing, and Multi Construction Skills.

We have invested heavily in facilities and are very proud of our Construction Innovation Centre. We have large workshops for bricklaying, joinery, plastering, plumbing, electrical installation and Multi Construction Skills work, as well as classrooms, two computer suites, a gas assessment centre and a green energy room.

We focus heavily on embedding health and safety into the department and therefore require all learners to wear appropriate PPE including Safety boots, a high visibility vest, and safety glasses to undertake workshop tasks. This is a view to prepare learners for the demands of working on a real construction site. Don’t worry – we will provide the first set of these items within the first week of term. 

We also offer Apprenticeships in all areas (Carpentry and Joinery, Brickwork, Plastering Plumbing and electrical installation).

If you do not hold an offer of a job for your apprenticeship you will need to register with the National Apprenticeship Service.

Course Name Course Type / Duration Actions
City & Guilds Entry Level 3 Housing DIY SkillsPart Time FundedRead More about City & Guilds Entry Level 3 Housing DIY Skills
City and Guilds Entry 3 in Multi Construction SkillsFull TimeRead More about City and Guilds Entry 3 in Multi Construction Skills
City and Guilds Level 1 in BricklayingFull TimeRead More about City and Guilds Level 1 in Bricklaying
City and Guilds Level 1 in Carpentry and JoineryFull TimeRead More about City and Guilds Level 1 in Carpentry and Joinery
City and Guilds Level 1 in Electrical InstallationFull TimeRead More about City and Guilds Level 1 in Electrical Installation
City and Guilds Level 1 in PlumbingFull TimeRead More about City and Guilds Level 1 in Plumbing
City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in BricklayingFull TimeRead More about City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying
City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Site CarpentryFull TimeRead More about City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry
City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Electrical InstallationFull TimeRead More about City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Electrical Installation
City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation Full TimeRead More about City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation
Higher Apprenticeship in Construction (Design and Build Technician route)ApprenticeshipRead More about Higher Apprenticeship in Construction (Design and Build Technician route)
Higher Apprenticeship in Construction (Site Supervisor route)ApprenticeshipRead More about Higher Apprenticeship in Construction (Site Supervisor route)
Level 2 Brickwork Apprenticeship StandardApprenticeshipRead More about Level 2 Brickwork Apprenticeship Standard
Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship StandardApprenticeshipRead More about Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard
Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard Site CarpentryApprenticeshipRead More about Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard Site Carpentry
Level 2 Plastering Apprenticeship StandardApprenticeshipRead More about Level 2 Plastering Apprenticeship Standard
Level 3 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship StandardApprenticeshipRead More about Level 3 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard
Level 3 Electrical Installation Apprenticeship StandardApprenticeshipRead More about Level 3 Electrical Installation Apprenticeship Standard
Level 3 Plumbing Apprenticeship StandardApprenticeshipRead More about Level 3 Plumbing Apprenticeship Standard

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