This course is designed for 16-19 and 19+ year olds
Our Construction Skills course is designed to give you all the necessary skills to be a multiskilled operative within the construction industry.
Having a construction skills qualification is key for anyone wishing to take employment as a handyman, or to work in a setting that requires a range of trades rather than a specific path.
This is a 2-year course in which you will study at Levels 1 and 2 after which you have the option of progressing into employment or gaining a further NVQ qualification delivered by the College to work in a commercial setting.
The course will be scheduled over 3 days per week and will be a mixture of theory and practical across the two years.
The entry requirements for this course are:
- Year 1 must hold 1 GCSE in either maths or English
- Year 2 must have achieved both GCSEs to at least grade 4 in maths and English, a science GCSE is also preferred.
If required, you will have the opportunity to study GCSE maths and/or English alongside your course so you can progress onto the next level.
You will learn the following skills throughout your course as a multiskilled operative:
- Painting and Decorating
You will be assessed across a mix of theory and practical assessments which will be carried out to industry standards.
The assessment methods will be a mix of the below:
- Practical assessments
- Theory based assessments
- Online exams
You will have a theory and practical exam at the end of year 1 which will be linked to your suitability to progress to the 2nd year of your course.
All assessments will give you an opportunity to pass at the following three standards:
- Merit or
You will be provided all information on how to achieve the relevant grades before each assessment commences.
Your progression from this qualification will be either of the below pathways:
- Employment This qualification will give you the skills required to gain employment.
- NVQ Level 3 If you wish to further enhance your skills in the workplace then the NVQ Level 3 will allow you to work in the commercial industry.
The NVQ Level 3 can be studied with Waltham Forest College.