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The Construction industry is a vibrant and dynamic sector and there have never been so many opportunities for students in this field. Whether training as a bricklayer, carpenter, painter and decorator, electrician or plumber; or progressing to Higher Education in order to become a surveyor, site manager, estimator or inspector, the options open to students are considerable.


Your studies will include:

  • Visits by industry experts
  • Taking part in various regional and national competitions
  • Working on local projects in the community

Please note:

  • You will need to buy your own personal protection equipment (PPE – boots, goggles and protective clothing)
  • You will also need to purchase a uniform which includes polo shirt, sweatshirt/fleece and trousers
  • There will be a cost for any trips/visits
  • You will need to arrange industry work experience
  • Financial help is available, please contact Client Services on 020 8651 1131 for more details

Basic Construction Skills – Level 1 Diploma

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1 Year
Entry Requirements: Few formal qualifications
Note: Appropriate uniform/PPE is required in workshops and classrooms
Assessment: Online City & Guilds tests and portfolio of evidence

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
This is a basic construction course that is an introduction to several disciplines that form part of the construction industry.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Brickwork
  • Carpentry
  • Painting and Decorating

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • Brickwork Level 1 Diploma at ESC
  • Carpentry Level 1 Diploma at ESC
  • Highways Maintenance Level 2 Diploma at ESC
  • Painting & Decorating Level 1 Diploma at ESC
  • Apprenticeship
  • You would be able to support a skilled worker as a labourer on a construction site (after gaining your CSCS card)

Construction – Level 3 Extended Diploma

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2 Years / 168 UCAS Points (Grade D*D*D*)
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and Maths
Note: Appropriate professional dress code is required
Assessment: Coursework and computer based exam

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
This BTEC Level 3 qualification covers various aspects of the management of the construction industry and is suitable for students wishing to enter a professional career in this industry.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Building technology in construction
  • Project management
  • Graphical detailing in construction and the built environment
  • Measuring, estimating and tendering processes
  • Surveying in construction and civil engineering

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • HNC in Construction
  • Higher Apprenticeship
  • Employment in Building Environment Design, Transportation, Spatial Data Management, Construction Contracting Operations, Plant and Equipment Supervision, Site Supervision, Surveying, Property Maintenance or Building Environment Development and Control

Plumbing – Level 1 Diploma

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1 Year
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSE grade 9-2 (A*-E) including English and Maths
Note: Appropriate uniform/PPE is required in workshops and classrooms
Assessment: Online City & Guilds tests and a portfolio of evidence

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
This Level 1 qualification will provide you with the basic plumbing skills used in industry.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Understanding the structure of the industry
  • Different types of materials used in the plumbing industry
  • Basic pipe bending and soldering skills
  • Basic pipe runs for hot and cold systems

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • Plumbing Level 2 Diploma
  • Apprenticeship
  • Employment as a Labourer or assistant to a Heating and Plumbing Engineer

Plumbing – Level 2 Diploma

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1 Year
Entry Requirements: Plumbing Level 1 Diploma and GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) in English and Maths
Note: Appropriate uniform/PPE is required in workshops and classrooms
Assessment: Online City & Guilds tests and a portfolio of evidence

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
This Level 2 qualification builds on the skills learnt at Level 1 and allows you to carry out installations of kitchen, bathroom and sanitary ware.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Electrical principles and processes for building services
  • Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing
  • Standard plumbing processes
  • Cold water and domestic hot water systems
  • Central heating systems

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • Plumbing Level 3 Diploma at ESC
  • Apprenticeship
  • Employment as a Domestic Plumbing Installer

ALL COURSES CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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