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 ou...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, ...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 bri...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 wee...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
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; er...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 o...Click Here
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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: 1,274 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: 3,181 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: 3,032 positions
What our students say
Ellen Swetman , Plastering L2
"As well as my courses I have also had opportunities to represent the college on the opening evenings - which has really helped with my confidence. I have also felt supported and accepted in a traditionally male-dominated trade."
Former school: Worle
Studied: Plastering L2
What next? I would like to continue my growth and further develop my skills on an apprenticeship.