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Construction and Engineering

For people aiming for a career in carpentry, this course is an excellent place to start. You will learn about the trade for two to three days a week, through a combination of practical tasks and theory. Subjects you will study include health and safety; communication; construction technology; basic joints; maintenance and use of hand tools; and preparation and use of portable power tools.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    3 GCSEs D-G / or 3-1 (in 2017 GCSEs) Relevant industry experience

    Assessment Method

    The course is 20% theory (classroom based) and 80% practical (workshop based).

    Aims of the course

    To promote high quality learning that meets the demands of the construction industry.

    Progression Opportunities

    This study programme will give you the opportunity to progress into further education, apprenticeships or employment in carpentry.

    Facilities

    Classroom lessons and practical workshop sessions, plus a minimum of one week's work experience.

    Career Options

    Progression on to level 2 site carpentry or an apprenticeship

    What can I earn as a construction worker? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified construction worker you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example: Bricklayers start on around £17,000 a year and can earn £27,000 with 3-5 years' experience Plumbers start on around £18,000 a year and can earn £30,000 with 3-5 years' experience Construction supervisors start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience

    If you're interested in a career in construction, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with major construction companies, our courses include valuable work experience opportunities, helping to prepare you for your first role in this exciting industry. To find out more go to https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/construction or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

Venue Deptford Bridge
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 18 weeks
Start Date 07/09/2020
End Date 29/01/2021

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 994 p/year
24+ £994 p/year
International £4,320 p/year

More Options

  • Starting 07/09/2020 at Deptford Bridge
    Venue Deptford Bridge
    Day/Eve Day
    Mode Full Time
    Duration 1 year
    Start Date 07/09/2020
    End Date 02/07/2021

    Funding

    For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

    16-18 Free
    19-24 £ 1,292 p/year
    24+ £1,292 p/year
    International £9,000 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

Carpenters and joiners

£35,000

Chief executives and senior officials

£117,000

Telecommunications engineers

£40,000

Dan Sherwood

I’ve learnt that the best thing you can do is get your head down, work hard and put in the hours – it’s worth it.

Saffron Waller

Saffron Waller

Everyone is really lovely and really encouraging. I’ve got good teachers – they’re nice people and they don’t talk down to students.

Omobolaji Raimi

Omobolaji Raimi

It was not easy to get a job in the engineering industry, so I continued with some short courses and agency work to get more experience. This really helped me to stand out in interviews and enabled me to secure a permanent role.

Oluwagbemi Oladimeji

Oluwagbemi Oladimeji

Passion, discipline and dedication are the watchwords of being successful – not only in this industry but also in being a better human.

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