Construction and the Built Environment courses
Gain the hand-on skills and theoretical knowledge you need to open up a range of career opportunities.
All you need to know about course dates and times
What will I do on this course?
Groundworkers are the first tradespeople onto a construction and civil engineering site. They work closely with supervisors and engineers in interpreting design specifications to prepare the site for structural building works.
They continue their work throughout the construction phase, working with all on-site construction trades, such as bricklayers and plant operatives, up to and including the final completion activities of the project. Their work includes setting out and preparing the sub-surfaces for the structural work to begin, installing drainage systems, concreting, constructing roads and pathways and carrying out the finished hard landscaping.
How will I be assessed?
We will assess your practical skills and workplace performance. The end point-assessment will consist of a knowledge test, skills test and professional discussion (supported by a portfolio).
What could I do after this course?
Most of our apprentices are kept on by their employer at the end of the course. Many move on to Level 3 or 4 civil engineering technician apprenticeships.
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What our students say
Zoe, Plastering, Diploma Level 2
“The facilities at the Construction and Engineering Centre of Excellence are fantastic. We have the opportunity to use industry-standard machinery and tools, as well as a great library and canteen. All of these factors make coming to college a really enjoyable experience.
“I was presented with a student of the month award which is something I am very proud of. Weston College understand how small details like this can really boost a student’s moral and confidence.”
What’s next? “This course has provided me with the skills, motivation and confidence I need in order to progress and achieve my career goals. I aim to gain my CSCS qualification and become a self-employed plasterer. At present I am enrolled on a Level 1 Painting and Decorating course."
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