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Construction Multi-Skills Level 1

Level 1 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


If you’re not sure of what you want to do but think it might be in construction, then this is the starter course for you. The course has been designed to give you time to try three different trade areas, Carpentry, Bricklaying and Plumbing. You will also develop your confidence, team skills, maths, communication, Health & Safety and employability skills. We will also revisit British values, Equality & Diversity, and Prevent. Extra-curricular activities will be organised to ensure we have fun along the way. In carpentry you will learn how to handle tools safely and construct Halving joints, Housing joints and framing joints. In bricklaying you will learn how to set out for brick and block walls, tiling, and concreting In plumbing you will learn how to bend and join copper pipe, plastic pipe and steal pipe using a variety of jointing methods. Your course will be supported by Math and English to ensure you are not only employable but meet the criteria to embark on your next course. You will also engage with a work experience programme to show you are ready for the workplace or identify any training required to ensure you understand the requirements of the workplace. You will develop your use and knowledge of a variety of tools and how to maintain them. Your time keeping and work ethic will be monitored from day one and should you need additional support this will be provided. This Level 1 course is all about introducing you to the construction industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced trade professionals and instructors, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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Construction Multi-Skills Level 1

Entry Level • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne


Love being outside? Enjoy working with your hands? Or you just not sure what path to take in construction? This is the course for you! This will be a great first step into construction. This course is heavily practical based which gives you a great chance to learn a massive range of hand skills which will support you when you move in to the trade area of your choosing. There will be theory lessons to support your practical knowledge as well as working on your Employability skills. The subjects you will have a chance to learn: Bricklaying (brick and block) Plastering (rendering and floating) Wood trades (wood joints) Tilling (walls and floor) Plumbing Painting Through these subjects you will learn how to us correct and safe methods with tools and equipment. Our workshops are set up to deliver all aspect of the course with great space to push yourself and your knowledge. Our teachers and technician have a great wealth knowledge to pass on to you and will push you to find your passion for the trades. Through this course you will have a chance to learn more about yourself and where your interest is.

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Site Carpentry Apprenticeship

Level 2 • Work-based • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


This course could change your life it’s an active well paid job your after and you want to travel the world. The course will enable you to take your carpentry skills far beyond the usual DIY level and give you an understanding of general building construction along with the part a carpenter plays in the construction of al sorts of buildings. The course will enable you to work confidently in a construction related work place, this could be on a large construction site putting up timber frame, you could specialise in fitting kitchens for a local diy store or you could work on a film set for the latest blockbuster in Hollywood!. All of our training takes place in a construction related environment and with carpentry you’ll be working on your own timber frame house either in our large workshops or outside to add a bit more site realism to the course. We have a large range to tools and equipment for you to practice with, you’ll also have access during the course to our wood machine shop to experience the machines we have. Your teaching will be delivered by highly experienced qualified trade’s people who have many years’ experience of working in the construction industry.

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Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship

Level 2 • Work-based • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


If you are Interested in working in a fastmoving and varied sector, then Property Maintenance maybe the profession for you. The first thing you will notice about this course is that it is about practical learning – you will be spending a lot of time in our workshop taking part on hands on learning as you develop skills across a number of trades. You will be looking at everything: From carpentry, plumbing, plastering, electrical, tiling and learn about external building repairs. You will study and develop all the essential skills you need as a Property Maintenance Operative, carrying out maintenance and repair activities as you progress through the course. Our workshops feature up to date industry-standard equipment for each discipline. We have a proven track record with construction related trades and are the preferred provider of construction courses in the area, employers know a construction qualification from The Cornwall College Group means you have the very best skills for the industry. So, if you have good problem-solving skills and you work well with your hands, this is the best place to start. A level 2 apprenticeship in Property Maintenance will give you all the skills, knowledge and behaviours to carry out your maintenance role to a high standard; whether it is in a care home, hospital, school, commercial premises, holiday park, town council or any of the other numerous possibilities. You will be learning from experienced construction professionals who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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Site Carpentry Diploma

Level 3 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


If you are interested in working in the construction industry, specifically learning a wood trade, we offer bench joinery qualifications at Level 2 and Level 3. Bench joinery is predominantly workshop based, where you make and prepare materials for installation on a construction site. If you have already completed the Level 2 Diploma in Site Joinery and wish to further your skills, then this course is ideal for you. Site carpentry focuses on woodwork essential to a construction site, and includes fitting flooring, roofing frame installation, partition wall construction and stair building.

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Bricklaying Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


Become an essential part of the construction industry. Bricklayers are responsible for setting out buildings using blocks, bricks and mortar in accordance with approved construction plans. Bricklayers also build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative work such as archways. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. This is an ideal one-year introduction to learning more about trowel trades in the construction industry, ideal if you have no prior knowledge or understanding of the trade. To work on a construction site you need to have a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card, which covers essential health and safety, however if you wish to earn more than a labourer, gaining a technical skills qualification will provide you with a great start to a career. You can train full-time with us for up to three years with the option to move in to an apprenticeship at any time. We also offer a Level 1 qualification to get you started if you do not meet these entry requirements. You can expect to work with time served industry specialists to hone your skill in bricklaying in our dedicated facilities. You will have your chance to show off your skill through a number of small assessments to gain your overall qualification.

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Carpentry and Joinery Diploma

Level 1 • Full-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


If you are interested in working in the construction industry, specifically learning a wood trade we offer a choice of specialist training, in bench joinery and site carpentry. Site carpentry focuses on woodwork essential to a construction site, and includes fitting ­flooring, roofing frame installation, partition wall construction and stair building. Bench joinery is predominantly more workshop based, where you make and prepare materials for installation on a construction site. This Level 1 course is an ideal introduction to working with wood in the construction industry if you have no prior knowledge or understanding of the trade. We offer specialist training and qualifications in both bench joinery and site carpentry. There is opportunity to cross over between the two disciplines if you start down one path but then decide it is not right for you. Please note: As part of your course you may be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.

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Bench Joinery Diploma

Level 3 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This course will give you opportunities for work both locally and if you want to travel the world. The course will enable you to take your Joinery skills far beyond the level 2 and give you a more advanced understanding of building construction along with the part a Bench Joiner plays in the manufacture of building components and how they fit into the construction of all sorts of buildings. The course will enable you to work confidently in a Joinery workshop. All of our training takes place in our state of the art joinery workshop to add a bit more work realism to the course that reflects the equipment available in industry. We have a large range to tools and equipment for you to practice with, you’ll also have access during the course to our wood machine shop to experience the machines we have. Your teaching will be delivered by highly experienced qualified trade’s people who have many years’ experience of working in the construction industry as bench joiners.

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Site Carpentry Apprenticeship

Level 3 • Work-based • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


The level 3 Site Carpentry qualification are for learners who are interested in developing the specific technical and professional skills that can lead to meaningful employment in the construction industry as a site carpenter. This qualification will also open doors to employment across the world in place such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada. You will also be able to access university courses on completion of this course as past leaners have gone on to become site managers, project managers and Architects.

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Bench Joinery Diploma

Level 2 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne


This course will give you opportunities for work both locally and if you want to travel the world. The course will enable you to take your Joinery skills far beyond the usual DIY level and give you an understanding of general building construction along with the part a Bench Joiner plays in the manufacture of building components and how they fit into the construction of all sorts of buildings. The course will enable you to work confidently in a Joinery workshop. All of our training takes place in our state of the art joinery workshop to add a bit more work realism to the course that reflects the equipment available in industry. We have a large range to tools and equipment for you to practice with, you’ll also have access during the course to our wood machine shop to experience the machines we have. Your teaching will be delivered by highly experienced qualified trade’s people who have many years’ experience of working in the construction industry as bench joiners.

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Construction Plant Operations

Level 1 • Full-time • Bicton College


Land based, work based plant operations Level 1 is the course if you want an overall introduction to the construction industry and most importantly heavy plant operations. You will have the opportunity to carry out a number of construction tasks using plant ranging from 1.5 ton mini excavators up to 14 ton 360 degree tracked excavators and if that’s not enough you will also receive introductory training using 6 ton high vis forward tipping dumpers and telescopic handlers. Literally getting in at ground level, gaining the experience to develop your skills before progressing on to the level 2 course and gaining your CPCS certificate for professional operators. During the course you will be trained and given the opportunity to gain your CPCS operators Health and safety card which is the first step and an essential requirement to gain access and open door to a host of opportunities in the construction industry. As a trainee operator you will be involved initially in basic excavation trenching etc. then progressing onto more complex excavations for example structural foundations and service boxes. All training will be delivered to the high standards required By the Construction industry training board. Bicton College is in the fortunate position to be in partnership with Holt JCB, this allows students access to the range of the most up to date machines currently available.

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Construction Plant Operations

Level 1 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Plant operations is the broad term referring to the operation and driving of heavy plant equipment such as, excavators, dumpers, rollers and telescopic handlers to name a few. Groundworks is the specific job role of preparing the ground using some of these machines within a construction, civil engineering, roads, railways or landscaping project. In order to work on a construction site you will need to gain your Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) certification. On top of that you will gain tickets to prove you are skilled and experienced in operating and maintaining a wide range of specialist large plant machinery. To work in the industry you will need to achieve the Level 2 qualification. This one-year introductory qualification is ideal for those wanting to progress onto the Level 2 course. You’ll learn how to operate and drive a wide range of plant machinery through practical instruction sessions with the specialist machinery and equipment we have on our campuses. You will undertake practical training in plant operating skills on an approved CPCS test site. You will also need to supply or purchase your own PPE and contribute towards CSCS and CPCS test costs.

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RHS Principles Of Garden Planning, Construction And Planting

Level 3 • Part-time • Bicton College


This is a theory based qualification and will improve your horticultural knowledge. This course may be ideal for you if want to develop your career in horticulture and progress onto a supervisory or management role.

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RHS Principles Of Garden Planning, Construction And Planting

Level 3 • Part-time • Bicton College


This is a theory based qualification and will improve your horticultural knowledge. This course may be ideal for you if want to develop your career in horticulture and progress onto a supervisory or management role. This course is based off-site at Rosemoor in North Devon.

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