What will my study programme include?
Vocational lessons – both practical and theoretical
English & Maths GCSE* (* if you haven’t achieved grade 4)
A variety of methods will be used to help you achieve: lecture, independent working & research, practical activity, games and quizzes, completing tasks in line with each unit, a variety of guest speakers, educational visits and a work experience placement.
The course is free to 16-19 year old learners. A bursary to assist with travel and day to day costs may be awarded dependent on circumstances. A dress code in the workshop is in operation and the personal protective equipment (PPE) you will be expected to wear is provided for you.
What practical units will you study in level 2?
Unit 6: Exploring Carpentry and Joinery Principles and Techniques
Unit 8: Exploring Painting and Decorating Principles and Techniques
Unit 16: Carpentry and Joinery Operations
Unit 17: Brickwork and Blockwork Operations
Unit 18: Painting and Paperhanging Operations
What theory will you study in level 2?
Unit 1: Construction Technology
Unit 2: Construction and Design
Unit 3: Scientific and Mathematical Applications for Construction
Unit 11: Sustainability in Construction
It is important you have a passion for work within the Construction industry. Due to the nature of practical ability needed for level 2 you must have achieved a level 1 Certificate or Diploma in Construction. You will need to be able to get along well with others and display our core values at all times: Professional, Respectful, Expert and Positive. Ideally you will be working towards or have achieved a level 1 in English and maths. You should be prepared to have classroom time as well as practical, (there is a significant amount of theory teaching in this qualification).
Subject to qualifications, ability and your soft skills, there is a wide variety of career options within the construction industry. From level 2 you can progress to, employment in the industry or apprenticeships. You could also progress to a level 3 course and aim higher for a degree.