What is the course about?
The course covers four disciplines of construction: bricklaying, carpentry & joinery, plumbing, and electrical. Studying on this course will give you an insight into the practical skill sets required to become a qualified tradesperson in the construction sector. for this course.
Why should I choose the course?
This course is designed to provide you with valuable practical skills across a wide range of construction trades in a supportive environment. The course aims to help you to decide which career path in construction you would like to pursue.
What will I learn?
You will learn the basic practical principles of each of the four disciplines, developing your practical skill set to complete a variety of real-life scenario models. As the year progresses, you will be presented with more challenging scenarios in line with your developing skills. Alongside this, you will work towards qualifications in English and maths, take part in employability and personal development sessions, and attend weekly tutorial sessions.
What will the course lead on to?
By the end of this course, you will have developed the skills, knowledge and understanding required to pursue a future a career within the construction industry. To enhance your skills in a particular trade, we have a wide range of construction courses that you could choose to progress on to. You could progress on to a full-time course in bricklaying, carpentry & joinery, plumbing or electrical. Traineeships and apprenticeship opportunities are also available for you to explore.
Are there any links with industry and university?
You will have the opportunity to complete a work placement whilst studying this course. The college works closely with a range of highly respected local companies to provide valuable work placement opportunities. Taking part in a work placement with help you gain vital industry experience and inform your future career decisions. .
What support is available?
Throughout your course you will receive consistent support from your course tutor, your English/maths tutors, and your employability tutor. In addition, you will be allocated a progress coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and progress on to your chosen career or progression path. We also have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
You will study in our dedicated Colin Daniels Construction Centre, which features well-equipped workshops containing a wide range of tools and materials. The college has designated areas for each construction sector, supplied with up-to-date materials from leading industry manufacturers. Throughout your course you will be taught by highly qualified, passionate tutors across the four disciplines.p;</p>
What are the entry requirements?
To study on the Entry 3 programme, you do not need any entry requirements other than the willingness to learn and succeed.
To study on the Level 1 course, you will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 2 or above. If you have not already achieved a grade 4 in your GCSE English and/or maths, you will be required to work towards achieving your GCSEs or a functional skills qualification as part of your study programme.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
For this course you will require a college uniform and safety footwear, which can be purchased from a local provider. This cost is not covered by the college, although you may be entitled to a bursary to cover this cost.
Monday 23 May 2022
08:30 - 17:00
Warrington & Winsford campuses
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