Course Type: Full Time

Level 1 Multi-Craft Construction

  • Course Code CON0037
  • Start Date 10th September 2018
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Skills Academy - Construction

Designed to give you experience of the various crafts available within the construction industry so that you can make an informed decision about which of the trades you would like to go into.

During this hands-on practical programme you will study:

  • Carpentry and joinery - including basic joints, doors and door frames, architrave and skirting boards.
  • Tiling - including preparation of surface, marking out, cutting and fixing, fixatives and grouts.
  • Bricklaying - including setting out, all aspects of basic brick and blockwork and cavity walling.
  • Basic electrical and plumbing installation methods.

You will be taught by fully qualified teaching staff who have years of industry experience.

Fast-track to an apprenticeship

You can start on this programme and fast track to an apprenticeship once a vacancy becomes available and you're ready. Sign up to our apprenticeship alerts and we'll keep you updated on the latest apprenticeship vacancies. Plus our team will help you write your CV or application and prepare for interviews.

Getting the Employment Edge

If you’re looking to work in construction you need to have a minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness before going on site. Gateshead College will help you become job ready by paying for all of our construction students and apprentices to complete the CITB Health, safety & environment (HS&E) test. We’ll also help you apply for a Construction Skills Certification (CSCS) Card, which is a requirement for all workers and trainees no matter your job role. On many construction sites you won’t be able to enter unless you have passed the HS&E and/or have a valid CSCS card.

Once you’ve passed the HS&E test you’ll be able to gain work experience with local companies to practice the skills you learn at college in the real world. Gaining this experience is ideal for moving onto an apprenticeship or full-time employment.

An interview is required and guidance is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

GCSE grades G-D and demonstrate a keen interest in a construction trade

This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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