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 www.apprenticeships.org.uk

Course NameCourse Type / DurationAwarding BodyActions
City and Guilds Entry 3 in Multi Construction SkillsFull TimeCity & GuildsRead More
City and Guilds Level 1 in BricklayingFull TimeCity & GuildsRead More
City and Guilds Level 1 in Carpentry and JoineryFull TimeCity & GuildsRead More
City and Guilds Level 1 in Electrical InstallationFull TimeCity & GuildsRead More
City and Guilds Level 1 in PlasteringFull TimeCity & GuildsRead More
City and Guilds Level 1 in PlumbingFull TimeCity & GuildsRead More
City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in BricklayingFull TimeCity & GuildsRead More
City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Site CarpentryFull TimeCity & GuildsRead More
City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Electrical InstallationFull TimeCity & GuildsRead More
City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation Full TimeCity & GuildsRead More
Higher Apprenticeship in Construction (Design and Build Technician route)ApprenticeshipRead More
Higher Apprenticeship in Construction (Site Supervisor route)ApprenticeshipRead More
Introduction to Carpentry and Joinery - Evening classesPart Time FundedRead More
Introduction to Plastering - Evening classesPart Time FundedRead More
Introduction to Plumbing - Evening classesPart Time FundedRead More
Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction EnvironmentPart Time FundedRead More
Level 2 Brickwork Apprenticeship StandardApprenticeshipCity & GuildsRead More
Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship StandardApprenticeshipCity & GuildsRead More
Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard Site CarpentryApprenticeshipCity & GuildsRead More
Level 2 Plastering Apprenticeship StandardApprenticeshipCity & GuildsRead More

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