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Open For Applications: Yes
Who is it for?:

This course is designed to give you a good understanding of painting and decorating whether you are a total beginner or someone who has some previous knowledge. Progression is available on to the City and Guilds diploma in painting & decorating

Entry Requirements:

No formal qualifications are required, however a keen interest in painting and decorating and an eye for detail would be advantageous

What does the course involve:

We will teach you the practical skills required to carry out Painting & Decorating to a high standard. So if you have a project in mind or you just want to learn how to paint or wallpaper then we will tailor the course just for you. The course also covers other skills such as health and safety and environmental sustainability

How is the course assessed:

No formal assessment will be undertaken other than ongoing support and guidance.

How much does it cost:

You will have to provide your own overalls and steel toe capped boots.

Additional Notes:

Please bring a pencil and tape measure.

What do I do next?:

You could proceed on to an advanced recreational course in brickwork or the Diploma in Bricklaying evening course.

Open For Applications: Yes
Who is it for?:

This course is designed to provide a technical foundation on which to build a career in the construction industry. You will be provided with specific knowledge and technical skills in site carpentry and bench joinery.  The course is ideal for students who aspire to work as a carpenter, bench joiner, cabinet maker, shop fitter, kitchen fitter or other associated trades.  Progression from the course would be onto a Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry/Bench Joinery or onto either an apprenticeship or an NVQ Diploma in Site Carpentry/Bench Joinery with a suitable employer.

  • This course is designed to provide a technical foundation on which to build a career in the construction industry. You will be provided with specific knowledge and technical skills in site carpentry and bench joinery. The course is ideal for students who aspire to work as a carpenter, bench joiner, cabinet maker, shop fitter, kitchen fitter or other associated trades. Progression from the course would be onto a Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry/Bench Joinery or onto either an apprenticeship or an NVQ Diploma in Site Carpentry/Bench Joinery with a suitable employer. 
    • This course is designed to provide a technical foundation on which to build a career in the construction industry. You will be provided with specific knowledge and technical skills in site carpentry and bench joinery. The course is ideal for students who aspire to work as a carpenter, bench joiner, cabinet maker, shop fitter, kitchen fitter or other associated trades. Progression from the course would be onto a Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry/Bench Joinery or onto either an apprenticeship or an NVQ Diploma in Site Carpentry/Bench Joinery with a suitable employer. 
      • This course is designed to provide a technical foundation on which to build a career in the construction industry. You will be provided with specific knowledge and technical skills in site carpentry and bench joinery. The course is ideal for students who aspire to work as a carpenter, bench joiner, cabinet maker, shop fitter, kitchen fitter or other associated trades. Progression from the course would be onto a Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry/Bench Joinery or onto either an apprenticeship or an NVQ Diploma in Site Carpentry/Bench Joinery with a suitable employer. 
Entry Requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need to complete a BKSB Initial Assessment prior to acceptance. You will need to be motivated by practical activities in a variety of trade areas.

What does the course involve:

There is a large practical content to the course and this an excellent programme to help you choose the right construction trade for you. There is one mandatory unit that covers health and safety in construction and a number of optional units within construction trades. The qualification covers a range of hand-skills and practical tasks in the following trade areas: Bricklaying, Carpentry and Joinery, Plastering, Wall and Floor Tiling, Painting & Decorating, Construction Operations.

How is the course assessed:

The course is assignment based and these are broken down into practical tasks and task-related questions. There is an assignment for each mandatory and optional unit and form a portfolio that is continually assessed throughout the duration of the course.

How much does it cost:

A contribution towards educational visits may be requested.

Additional Notes:

All students must attend maths and English and depending on prior achievements and Initial Assessment will either take GCSE or Functional Skills.

 

Other details:

There is the opportunity to gain an award or certificate in an individual trade area whilst undertaking the course.

Open For Applications: Yes
What does the course involve: The aim of the course is to develop and train enthusiastic learners who are interested in working in the construction sector. It has been developed by employers and professional bodies to ensure it fully supports entry onto the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment or a range of relevant specialist degrees; as well as other construction career pathways at technician level such as design/architecture, construction supervision/management. The course contains four mandatory units, which cover the following construction aspects: Construction Principles Construction Design Health & Safety in Construction Construction Technology The course has a strong emphasis on technician-level theoretical principles and enables further vocational study at level 3 and upwards. The content is focussed on the practical applications of construction design, structural requirements and technology, health, safety and welfare and the legislation around it, organisational processes and risk management. Learners will be required to engage with construction sector employers as an integral part of the course.
How is the course assessed: There are four mandatory units, Construction Principles is externally set and marked as a written exam, Construction Design comprises of externally set tasks and the assessment completed under external timetabled conditions. Health and Safety in Construction and Construction Technology assessments are internally set and assessed units using a range of assessment methods including assignments, reports, phase tests, individual projects, surveys, risk assessments and method statements. Please refer to the course specification for information and assessment for this particular course.
How much does it cost: Trips: A full or partial contribution to any trips must be made, the cost will vary depending on the details of the trip. Equipment: we highly recommend that you have a 4GB memory stick or hard drive with a high capacity, lever arch file, note pad, protective footwear, and waterproof coat.
Open For Applications: Yes
Who is it for?: For the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating you would be working on a construction site or in domestic and commercial premises, to given specifications, preparing background surfaces for painting and applying paint by brush and roller. Hanging standard wall coverings depending upon ability and the company training. Or as an Industrial Painter preparing surfaces by blast method and applying paint by spray or other mechanical methods. Job roles include: Painter and Decorator, Industrial Painter.
Entry Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements for an apprenticeship, however, you will be expected to complete an initial assessment in maths and English to ensure you are at a suitable level to work towards these qualifications. Please note, employers sometimes stipulate their own entry requirements which would be detailed against their specific vacancy.
What does the course involve: There are two main qualifications within this apprenticeship. Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (assessing your competence in the job role) and the Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating (assessing your knowledge). As part of the Apprenticeship programme you will also study further qualifications in English and maths (if appropriate) as well as Employer Rights & Responsibilities and Personal Learning & Thinking Skills.
How is the course assessed: The theory is taught at college on a day release basis. In addition, you are assessed in your workplace, demonstrating your competency through doing your job. If you need to complete your functional skills, then this will also be covered at college.
How much does it cost: The apprenticeship training programme is fully funded for 16 – 18 year olds. For apprentices aged 19 years and over, your employer would be required to contribute towards the training costs.
Open For Applications: Yes
Who is it for?: This programme is designed to give the student broad knowledge and understanding of the Construction Industry and to provide the technical skills training to achieve a Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork. Progression from the Diploma would be to the NVQ Level 2 as an apprentice or the Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying subject to good results at Level 2.
Entry Requirements: You will need to have completed the Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying.

You will also need to have a successful interview with the tutor.

Applicants will be required to take the CITB assessment paper.

What does the course involve: Vocational Units: (All units are mandatory):

Carry out safe working practices in construction;

Information, quantities & communicating with others;

Building methods & construction technology;

Interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures;

Thin joint masonry & masonry cladding;

Build solid walling, isolated & attached piers;

Build cavity walling forming masonry structures.

How is the course assessed: Your work will be assessed continually through the course, each unit has a number of assessment tasks and an end test that you will be required to complete in order to successfully achieve the Diploma.
How much does it cost: You will be expected to provide your own overalls, safety shoes and contribute to the cost of any additional enrichment activities.

Additional Notes: : All students must attend maths and English and depending on prior achievements and initial assessments will either take GCSE or Functional Skills.
Open For Applications: Yes
Who is it for?: This programme is designed to give you a broad knowledge and understanding of the Construction Industry and to provide the technical skills training to achieve a Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork. Progression from the Level 1 course would be to the Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork or to a combined Level 2 NVQ/Diploma in Brickwork should you wish to gain an Apprenticeship.
Entry Requirements: You must be working at Level 1 or above in maths and English, demonstrate commitment and motivation and be willing to study theoretical and practical components of the course. Students will be required to take the CITB assessment paper to evaluate their ability to read and understand construction drawings.
What does the course involve: Vocational Units (All units are mandatory). Carry out safe working practices in construction; Building methods & construction technology; Interpret working drawings; Cavity walling, Brickwork and Blockwork.
How is the course assessed: Your work is continually assessed throughout the course with each unit having a practical and theoretical assessment task. The Principles of Construction and Health and Safety unit are assessed via an on-line exam.
How much does it cost: You will need to provide your own overalls, safety shoes, tools, classroom equipment and contribute to the cost of any additional enrichment activities.

If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay some tuition fees.

Additional Notes: All students must attend maths and English and depending on prior achievements and initial assessments will either take GCSE or Functional Skills.
Open For Applications: Yes
Who is it for?: This programme is designed to give you a broad knowledge and understanding of the Construction Industry and to provide you with the technical skills training to achieve a Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating. Progression from the Level 2 course would be to the Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating or to a Level 2 NVQ and Diploma in Decorative Occupations should the student gain an Apprenticeship.
Entry Requirements: You must be working at Level 1 or above in Maths and English, demonstrate commitment and motivation and be willing to study theoretical and practical components of the course. Prior to being accepted students will be required to undertake an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy, take the CITB assessment paper to evaluate their ability to read and understand construction drawings and complete an interview with a member of staff.
What does the course involve: Vocational Units (All units are mandatory): Carry out safe working practices in construction; Information, quantities & communicating with others; Building methods & construction technology; Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms; Preparation of surfaces (1); Apply paint by brush and roller (1); Apply wallpapers (1); Specialist decorative finishes (1).

How is the course assessed: Your work will continually be assessed throughout the course with each unit having a practical and theoretical assessment task. In addition, you will be required to pass an end of year exam in order to successfully achieve the Diploma.
How much does it cost: You must provide your own overalls, safety shoes, tools, classroom equipment and contribute to the cost of any additional enrichment activities.

If you are aged 19 or over tuition fees may be payable on enrolment plus materials fees.

Open For Applications: Yes
Who is it for?: This programme is designed to give you a broad knowledge and understanding of the Construction Industry and will provide the technical skills training to achieve a Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating. Progression from the L1 course would be to the Level 2 Diploma in P & D or to a combined L2 NVQ/Diploma in P & D should the student gain an Apprenticeship.
Entry Requirements: You must be working at Level 1 or above in Maths and English, demonstrate commitment and motivation and be willing to study theoretical and practical components of the course. You will be required to take the CITB assessment paper to evaluate your ability to read and understand construction drawings.
What does the course involve: Vocational Units (All units are mandatory): Carry out safe working practices in construction; Information, quantities & communicating with others; Building methods & construction technology; Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms; Preparation of surfaces (1); Apply paint by brush and roller (1); Apply wallpapers (1); Specialist decorative finishes (1)

How is the course assessed: Your work is continually assessed throughout the course with each unit having a practical and theoretical assessment task. In addition, you will be required to pass an end of year exam in order to successfully achieve the diploma.
How much does it cost: You will provide your own overalls, safety shoes, tools, classroom equipment and contribute to the cost of any additional enrichment activities.

If you are aged 19 or over fees may be payable on enrolment plus materials fees.

Open For Applications: Yes
Who is it for?: This programme is designed to give the student broad knowledge and understanding of the Construction Industry and to provide the technical skills training to achieve a level 2 Diploma in Brickwork. Progression from the Diploma would be to the NVQ Level 2 as an apprentice or the Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying subject to good results at Level 2.
Entry Requirements: You will need to have completed the Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying. You will also need to have a successful interview with the tutor. Applicants will be required to take the CITB assessment paper.
What does the course involve: Vocational Units: (All units are mandatory):

Carry out safe working practices in construction;

Information, quantities & communicating with others;

Building methods & construction technology;

Interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures;

Thin joint masonry & masonry cladding;

Build solid walling, isolated & attached piers;

Build cavity walling forming masonry structures.

Additional Study: Functional Skills in English; Functional Skills in Maths; Tutorial.
How is the course assessed: Your work will be assessed continually through the course, each unit has a number of assessment tasks and an end test that you will be required to complete in order to successfully achieve the Diploma.
How much does it cost: You will be expected to provide your own overalls, safety shoes and contribute to the cost of any additional enrichment activities. If you are aged 19 or over tuition fees may be payable on enrolment plus materials fees.
Open For Applications: Yes
Who is it for?: This programme is designed to give you a broad knowledge and understanding of the Construction Industry and to provide the technical skills training to achieve a level 1 Diploma in Brickwork. Progression from the L1 course would be to the Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork or to a combined L2 NVQ/Diploma in Brickwork should you wish to gain an Apprenticeship.
Entry Requirements: You must be working at Level 1 or above in Maths and English, demonstrate commitment and motivation and be willing to study theoretical and practical components of the course. Students will be required to take the CITB assessment paper to evaluate their ability to read and understand construction drawings.
What does the course involve: Vocational Units (All units are mandatory). Carry out safe working practices in construction; Building methods & construction technology; Interpret working drawings; Cavity walling, Brickwork and Blockwork.
How is the course assessed: Your work is continually assessed throughout the course with each unit having a practical and theoretical assessment task. The Principles of Construction and Health and Safety unit are assessed via an on-line exam.
How much does it cost: You will need to provide your own overalls, safety shoes, tools, classroom equipment and contribute to the cost of any additional enrichment activities.

If you are aged 19 or over tuition fees may be payable on enrolment plus materials fees.

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