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Studying Construction at Weston College

Skilled construction workers are in demand – particularly in the south west, which is home to a number of new developments such as Hinkley Point C and the houses that are being built in the area. Our outstanding range of courses are taught by experienced professionals in high-quality facilities, and provide qualifications that are recognised across the industry.

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If you’re interested in our other construction based courses, you can find them on the boxes below.

Construction Professions Preparing you for a life in civil engineering, architecture, etc.

Electrical and Plumbing

 

We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are levering our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.

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Level 1

Bricklaying: Construction Skills, City & Guilds Extended Certificate

1 Year
Sep 2022
SOUTH WEST SKILLS CAMPUS
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This is an introduction to bricklaying and could lead to a successful career in the construction industry. You will learn about a number of relevant topics that will develop your skills to a basic level and, ideally, will lead to further qualifications. You will cover topics including building methods and construction technology; carrying out...

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Level 1

Carpentry, City & Guilds Diploma / Extended Certificate

1 Year
Sep 2022
SOUTH WEST SKILLS CAMPUS
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Level 1 Carpentry is the perfect introduction to carpentry and could be your first step into the industry. You will cover a range of topics, including how to work safely in the construction industry; building methods and construction technology; basic woodworking joints; using and looking after woodworking hand tools; preparing and using porta...

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Level 1

Plastering, City & Guilds Extended Certificate

1 Year
Sep 2022
SOUTH WEST SKILLS CAMPUS
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This Level 1 Plastering programme will introduce you to the skills and understanding you will need to become a plasterer. It covers topics including building methods and construction technology, safe working practices, finishing, rendering, screeding, and applying plasterboard. You will also receive tutorial support, employability sessions, p...

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Level 2

Bricklayer, Apprenticeship

30 Months
Throughout the year
SOUTH WEST SKILLS CAMPUS
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This apprenticeship will develop your bricklaying skills to an advanced level. You will earn a wage while learning on the job, getting a head start in the construction industry and learning the skills employers in this sector are looking for. You will learn about a range of bricklaying components, including decorative panels, setting out compl...

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Level 2

Bricklaying, City & Guilds

1 Year
Sep 2022
SOUTH WEST SKILLS CAMPUS
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The Level 2 diplomas allow individuals to build upon the skills, knowledge and behaviours learnt at Level 1. The focus will be on technical competency’s ensuring that individuals are working at the required occupational level and have trade skills and behaviours to go into industry or an apprenticeship. This programme will develop your bric...

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Level 2

Carpentry and Joinery, Apprenticeship

24 Months
Throughout the year
Delivered in the workplace
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This carpentry and joinery apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to learn carpentry skills, earn a wage, and gain valuable work experience in the industry. You will be employed by a carpenter or building contractor and work alongside an experienced tradesperson to develop and practise your skills. You will attend College for one day a week...

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Level 2

Groundworker, Apprenticeship

18 Months
Throughout the year
Delivered in the workplace
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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 bric...

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Level 2

Interior Systems Installer Apprenticeship

12 Months
Throughout the year
SOUTH WEST SKILLS CAMPUS
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This occupation is found in the Construction and Built Environment industry including new-build, renovation and refurbishment. It is a specialist contracting occupation largely involved in the construction of partitions, walls and ceilings. The Interior Systems sector alone has over 35,000 operatives working on extremely diverse projects in ...

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Level 2

Plastering, City & Guilds Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2022
SOUTH WEST SKILLS CAMPUS
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This programme will introduce you to more advanced plastering skills or develop the knowledge of plastering that you gained on our Level 1 programme. You will cover a range of topics including building methods; construction technologies; preparing surfaces for plastering; plaster application; mechanical application; and information, quantities...

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Level 2

Scaffolder, Apprenticeship

2 Years
Throughout the year
Delivered in the workplace
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The Scaffolding Apprenticeship is accredited to the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS). You will develop your knowledge and work based skills focusing on health and safety; handling, stacking, servicing and inspecting scaffolding materials; and selecting, servicing and a range of common access and special purpose scaffoldi...

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Level 2

Site Carpentry, City & Guilds

1 Year
Sep 2022
SOUTH WEST SKILLS CAMPUS
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This Level 2 programme will develop your carpentry skills and is ideal for people who have completed a Level 1 qualification. It could also be the starting point for your future career in the construction industry. You will cover a range of topics, including building methods and construction technology; first and second fixing operations; ere...

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Level 3

Carpentry and Joinery, Apprenticeship

1 Year
Throughout the year
Delivered in the workplace
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This Apprenticeship will help take your on-the-job skills to an advanced level. You will work alongside an experienced tradesperson to develop your new skills and attend College one day a week to learn the theoretical side of your trade. You will learn the complex aspects of site work or joinery, including complex roofing geometry and site op...

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Level 4

Construction Site Engineering Technician, Higher Apprenticeship

36 Months
Throughout the year
Delivered in the workplace
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What will I do on this course? The Construction Site Engineering Technician standard is designed to create highly skilled employees who can contribute to the success of complex construction projects. You will achieve this by demonstrating skills, knowledge and behaviours in key aspects of construction engineering and the co-ordination of site ...

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Danielle Haskings

Social Value Manager, Wilmott Dixon

“We’re delighted to be involved with Weston College’s Career Excellence Hubs. It gives learners the chance to hear from and speak to industry professionals and hear what it is really like to have a career within the construction industry...

They can see the breadth of careers our industry has to offer. Students studying core subjects may not have considered a role within construction, but there are a range of transferrable skills.” 

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What our students say

Jacob Loveridge , Carpentry L1


Jacob Loveridge

"I have really enjoyed the course so far because I like the fact the lecturers let us get on and focus on the work, they encourage us and do not hold us back, because of this I feel I have progressed lots"

Former school: King of Wessex

Studied: Carpentry L1

What next? I would like to continue growing my garden and exterior maintenance business with the long-term plan of moving into property development. Studying carpentry is my passion and has enabled me to be able to enhance my spectrum of skills and trades.

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