Full Time

Construction Trades


CAREER PATHS: Bricklayer, Carpenter/Joiner, Construction Manager, Painter/Decorator, Plumber, Plasterer.


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Construction is a major contributor to the national and local economy. This industry sector is always in high demand. Swindon is home to many general building and property maintenance companies as well as larger companies in both the private and public sector.

 

Bricklaying

The opportunity to gain a wide range of practical skills both at college and real projects on building sites, our programmes allow you to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in bricklaying, opening the door into the construction industry.

 

Carpentry & Joinery

Carpentry and joinery professionals are always in demand. Our practical and theoretical courses, open to those wishing to join the Construction Industry as a valued professional will start you on a career path which can open many avenues of employment from site work to bench joinery to craft carpentry.

 

Plumbing

Courses providing you with the skills and training required, both theory and practical sessions enable you to work towards nationally recognised qualifications required to work in the industry.

 

Plastering

Theory and practical based study which gives you the training and skills required to enter an industry which is in high demand.

 

Construction Trades Courses

NOCN Diploma in Bricklaying (Construction) Fast Track


This course will give you the opportunity to achieve the Bricklaying Diploma at Level 2 and is primarily aimed at students who wish to pursue employment in the Construction Industry and achieve a nationally reccognised qualification in Bricklaying. If you are looking for a varied outdoor career, where anyone may and often gets to the top, using a combination of energy, ability and sound training, then this is the career for you. The course delivery will include: Demonstrations, Practical Workshops, Theory, Assisgnments, Job related Knowledge and Project work. Students will have the opportunity to gain a wide range of practical skills both at College and on building sites in real working conditions. Area of work include: Half-brick (4-inch), and one-brick (9-inch) walling Piers, copings and cappings Blockwork Cavity walling Jointing and pointing Damp-proof courses Wall ties and insulation. You will also have timetabled sessions in English and Maths, Work experience and enrichment as part of your programme.

1 Year

09/01/20

Days

NOCN Diploma in Bricklaying (Construction)


This course will give you the opportunity to achieve the Bricklaying Diploma at Level 2 and is primarily aimed at students who wish to pursue employment in the Construction Industry and achieve a nationally reccognised qualification in Bricklaying. If you are looking for a varied outdoor career, where anyone may and often gets to the top, using a combination of energy, ability and sound training, then this is the career for you. The course delivery will include: Demonstrations, Practical Workshops, Theory, Assisgnments, Job related Knowledge and Project work. Students will have the opportunity to gain a wide range of practical skills both at College and on building sites in real working conditions. Area of work include: Half-brick (4-inch), and one-brick (9-inch) walling Piers, copings and cappings Blockwork Cavity walling Jointing and pointing Damp-proof courses Wall ties and insulation. You will also have timetabled sessions in English and Maths, Work experience and enrichment as part of your programme.

2 Years

09/01/20

Days

NOCN Diploma in Site Carpentry (Construction) Fast Track


Skilled carpenters and joiners are in high demand in the construction industry. This course will give you a nationally recognised qualification that can be upgraded to an NVQ Level 2 once certain criteria have been met. On the site carpentry route you will enjoy a mix of practical projects and theoretical work. Core units for the course are: Health & safety and welfare in construction and associated industries. Understanding information, quantities and communications with others. Other options for the site carpentry pathway include: Understanding construction technology Preparing and using carpentry and joinery portable power tools Carry out first fixing operations Carry out second fixing operations Erect structural carcassing operations Carry out maintenance to non-structural carpentry work. You will also have timetabled sessions in English and Maths, Work experience and enrichment as part of your programme.

1 Year

09/01/20

Days

NOCN Diploma Site Carpentry (Construction)


Skilled carpenters and joiners are in high demand in the construction industry. This course will give you a nationally recognised qualification that can be upgraded to an NVQ Level 2 once certain criteria have been met. On the site carpentry route you will enjoy a mix of practical projects and theoretical work. The site-carpentry option includes: Understanding construction technology Preparing and using power tools Carrying out first and second fixing operations Erecting structural carcassing operations Maintenance to carpentry work. You will also cover core units of Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries as well as understanding information, quantities and communications with others. You will also have timetabled sessions in English and Maths, Work experience and enrichment as part of your programme.

2 Year

09/01/20

Days

VNOCN Diploma in Bench Joinery (Construction) Fast Track


Skilled carpenters and joiners are in high demand in the construction industry. This two-year course will give you a nationally recognised qualification that can be upgraded to an NVQ Level 2 once certain criteria have been met. On the Bench Joinery route you can enjoy a mix of practical projects and theoretical work. The bench joinery route includes Core units of: Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries. Understanding information, quantities and communication with others. Other Optional units include: - Set up and operate cutting and shaping machinery. - Produce setting out details for routine joinery products. - Mark out from setting out details for routine joinery products. - Manufacture routine joinery products. You will also have timetabled sessions in English and Maths, Work experience and enrichment as part of your programme.

1 Year

09/01/20

Days

Diploma in Bench Joinery (Construction)


On the bench-joinery route you will enjoy a mix of practical projects and theoretical work. The course is primarily aimed at students with an interest in Carpentry and Joinery with a view to future employment in the Construction Industry. Core Units you will study are: - Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries. - Understanding information, quantities and communication with others. Other Optional units include: - Set up and operate cutting and shaping machinery. - Produce setting out details for routine joinery products. - Mark out from setting out details for routine joinery products. - Manufacture routine joinery products. You will also have timetabled sessions in English and Maths, Work experience and enrichment as part of your programme.

2 Years

09/01/20

Days

City & Guilds Diploma in Plumbing Studies (Fast Track)


This course wil give you the opportunity to achieve the Diploma in Plumbing at Level 2. The course is open to anyone who wishes to gain employment in the Construction Indstry and achieve a nationally recognoised qualification in Plumbing. This programme will give you the training and skills required to enter the industry. The course is split between theory and practical sessions. The course delivery will include: Demonstrations, Practical workshops, Theory, Assignments, Learnaing packs, Project work and self study. Areas of work and knowledge covered often include: • Health & Safety in the Building Industry • Electrical Principles and Processes for Building Services Engineering • Scientific Principles • Common Plumbing Processes • Cold Water Systems • Domestic Hot Water Systems • Sanitation • Central Heating Systems • Drainage Systems • Understanding how to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering. You will also have timetabled sessions in English and Maths, Work experience and enrichment as part of your programme.

1 Year

09/01/20

Days

City & Guilds Diploma in Plumbing Studies


This course wil give you the opportunity to achieve the Diploma in Plumbing at Level 2. The course is open to anyone who wishes to gain employment in the Construction Indstry and achieve a nationally recognoised qualification in Plumbing. This programme will give you the training and skills required to enter the industry. The course is split between theory and practical sessions. The course delivery will include: Demonstrations, Practical workshops, Theory, Assignments, Learnaing packs, Project work and self study. Areas of work and knowledge covered often include: • Health & Safety in the Building Industry • Electrical Principles and Processes for Building Services Engineering • Scientific Principles • Common Plumbing Processes • Cold Water Systems • Domestic Hot Water Systems • Sanitation • Central Heating Systems • Drainage Systems • Understanding how to communicate with others within Building Services Engineering. You will also have timetabled sessions in English and Maths, Work experience and enrichment as part of your programme.

2 Years

09/01/20

Days

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