This course provides you with a basic introduction into Carpentry, Painting and Tiling trade skills. Within the course you will also further your knowledge in Literacy, Numeracy, IT and Personal Skills Development.
Students on this course will be invited to attend cross-college events that will develop their job skills. Examples of previous events students have attended are:
Drug awareness, prevent, stop smoking, CV writing, healthy eating, sports activities and many more through our student services, learning centre and enterprise.
Guest speakers from - Renlon, Rail track, NIC, NAPIT, JIB and ECA, educational and historical trips to brick manufacturers, Wealden and Down, Chatsworth House, Royal Pavilion, Hampton Court and Winsor Castle to name just a few.
Learners also attend exhibitions such as IFSEC, ELEX, NIC and London ExCel Centre.
Site visits - Contractors include Berkley Homes, Barratt Homes and Willmott-Dixon.
A significant number of 16-18 learners complete work experience through local employers and through college based projects, gaining relevant skills to increase their employability.
Enrichment activities such as a football tournament and league in Pulse Sports Centre for construction and electrical students with medals for runner ups and winners including a cup, other activities include swimming, table tennis, and pool within the common room area.
Course Content and Job SkillsEach of the programme topic areas includes:
- Health and Safety
- Using a variety of hand tools
- Equipment and Materials
Entry RequirementsWhilst no formal entry requirements are required, behaviour and punctuality must be excellent and a reference from current course tutor or school will be required.
SuitabilityThis course is for anyone interested in a career in construction.
Duration1 year, 3 days a week - 15 hours total
ProgressionSuccessful completion will allow you to progress onto the next level.
Additional InformationStudents must provide their own Personal Protection Equipment (overalls and safety boots). Practical classes cannot be completed without this important equipment.
Main enrolment September, however opportunities to enrol may be available at other times of the year. Contact Admissions on 020 8544 4501.
For information about course costs, please see the Carshalton College fees policy
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