Introduction to Trade Skills (construction) Course

This course is designed as a pre-Vocational and Work Skills learning programme  providing a personalised curriculum to fit the learner’s ’Spiky’ profile.

Employability & vocational skills

This course will help learners to develop an understanding of Trade Skills (Construction) principles and practices within a workshop/built environment enabling the participant to work towards possible progression pathway (Construction Diploma).

The following units will be covered

  • Introduction to Construction (TradeSkills E12)Workshop Health & Safety
  • Understanding materials used in Construction
  • Intro to Plumbing (speed fit & copper)
  • Intro to Paint & Decorating
  • Intro to Tiling
  • Intro to Flooring
  • Intro to Door Furniture Fitting
  • Intro to Kitchen Planning & Fitting

In addition, all learners will be encouraged to focus on designing a Personal Project during term 2 using skills learnt in term 1. Projects could be based around their needs or ideas such as: bedside cabinet, table lamps, coffee table, book case, tiled mirror frames, etc.  Learners will be able to take their projects home after successfully satisfy their L1 course requirements.

Portfolio & end-of-term learner reports.

Learners will be required to complete a portfolio of all their learning for the Certificate in Employability at L1 (ASDAN). This will be complimented with in-house end-of-term learner reports to help inform learner’s Individual learning plan (ILP).

Units covered within the Certificate in Employability:

  1. Introduction to Construction (TradeSkills E12)Planning & reviewing learning
  2. Introduction to working with others
  3. Maintaining work standards
  4. Health & safety in the workplace
  5. Applying for a job
  6. Exploring job opportunities
  7. Tackling number problems
  8. Communicating with others at work

Outcome qualification

Certificate in Employability L1/L2 and progression to Construction Diploma. All units are based around the Foundation Learning credit framework:

  • Award L1  –  8 Credits
  • Certificate L1 – 13 Credits
  • Certificate L2 – 13 Credits

Course details

  • Capacity: Up to 10 young people
  • Age group: 13+
  • Duration: 1 – 2 years
  • Course awarding body  –  ASDAN
  • Course recruitment: NAP Taster days
  • Session days: To be announced
  • Session times: 9.30am – 3.00pm