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Construction

Aimed at people who want a career in site carpentry, this programme consists of both practical tasks and theory. You will learn spend two to three days a week learning about the trade, with subjects including health and safety, communication, construction technology, basic joints, maintenance and use of hand tools, and preparation and use of portable power tools.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs) Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above

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    Assessment Method

    Synoptic practical assessments and multiple online exams.

    Aims of the course

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

    Progression Opportunities

    Following this study programme learners can progress to further education in carpentry including apprenticeships, or enter employment with a construction company.

    Facilities

    The course is 20% theory (classroom based) and 80% practical (workshop based), plus a minimum of one week's work experience.

    Career Options

    Potential job opportunities include self-employment, joining construction companies and working with local authority maintenance teams.

    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 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

Funding

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

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 2,711 p/year
24+ £2,711 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

Business, research and administrative professionals n.e.c.

£34,000

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.

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.

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.

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.

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