Construction and the Built Environment
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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Job roles in the West of England currently include:Bricklayer or Mason, Carpenter or Joiner, Construction or Building Trade n.e.c., Plasterer, Floorer or Wall Tiler, Painter or Decorator, Construction or Building Trades Supervisor, Furniture maker or other craft woodworker
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If you’re interested in our other construction based courses, you can find them on the boxes below.
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Bricklaying: Construction Skills, City & Guilds Extended Certificate
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...Click Here
Carpentry, City & Guilds Diploma / Extended Certificate
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...Click Here
Plastering, City & Guilds Extended Certificate
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...Click Here
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...Click Here
Bricklaying, City & Guilds
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...Click Here
Carpentry and Joinery, Apprenticeship
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...Click Here
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...Click Here
Interior Systems Installer Apprenticeship
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 ...Click Here
Plastering, City & Guilds Diploma
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...Click Here
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...Click Here
Site Carpentry, City & Guilds
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...Click Here
Carpentry and Joinery, Apprenticeship
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...Click Here
Construction Site Engineering Technician, Higher Apprenticeship
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 ...Click Here
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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.”
Occupations related to Construction
Bricklayer or Mason
Bricklayers and masons erect and repair structures of stone, brick and similar materials and cut, shape and polish granite, marble, slate and other stone for building, ornamental and other purposes.
Employment in region: 1,175 positions
Carpenter or Joiner
Carpenters and joiners construct, erect, install and repair wooden structures and fittings used in internal and external frameworks and cut, shape, fit and assemble wood to make templates, jigs, scale models and scenic equipment for theatres.
Employment in region: 3,005 positions
Construction or Building Trade n.e.c.
Those working in construction and building trades n.e.c. undertake a variety of tasks in the construction, alteration, maintenance and repair of buildings, steeples, industrial chimneys and other tall structures, and of underwater structures not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 531: Construction and Building Trades.
Employment in region: 2,946 positions
What our students say
Jacob Loveridge , Carpentry L1
"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.