What skills do I need?
You will need to have commitment and desire to complete the course, The Construction Industry is very competitive but it is also extremely rewarding, both financially and in building your self-esteem. You will need to be trustworthy, hardworking, solve problems and use your initiative.
What are my job/career options after this course?
Your will be training to be a Trades person, so you will become a Bricklayer, Joiner or Plasterer. The industry has massive employment opportunities not just as a Trades person but once you have the core skills there are many different pathways in the Construction Industry from Sites Managers to Project managers and everything in between.
What qualifications will I get?
You will gain an Industry recognised qualification at the level you will be studying, Level 1 is an introduction to the subject, at level 2 you then start to become a more competent trade’s person. Level 3 is the qualification that will open many doors for you in the future, this qualification makes you stand out from the rest.
Where will I study, what are the facilities like?
As a Reaseheath construction student you will be working in our dedicated facility which comprises of four extensively equipped workshops, a large classroom and a computer suite. This ensures you have generous work space, fully supplied with a wide range of modern materials.
Will my course cost anything?
Students aged under 19 will not be charged tuition fees. If you are aged over 19 visit the 19+ Further Education Tuition Fees page.
Will I go on any trips or study tours?
The Construction department does not run study tours but they do run days out where the only costs are entrance fees.
Some of the trips will be the following
- Trade Shows
- Construction Site visits
- Community projects(you get to use your skills to help someone in need)
- Skillsbuild (National Construction skills competition)
What equipment will I need?
Students on a Construction course will need a pair of steel toe cap boots. All other PPE will be provided, you just need to look after it, if it gets lost you will need to replace it. Sensible, comfortable clothing is best as you will be working all day in it. Shorts are not allowed on many Construction sites so we enforce a no shorts rule in the workshops as well. You will have a number of Theory sessions so you will need to have Pens and pencils and other stationary item in order for you to complete the work.
Is work experience part of my course?
All students are required to undertake 100 hours of Work Experience, if you already have a job, these hours can count towards it. Ideally your work experience needs to be in the Construction Industry, this can prove very difficult to find. To overcome this we run real off campus projects in the community. These give you the opportunity to develop your skills but also work on a real job for a real customer.
Will I be doing stock duties?
There are always jobs that need to be done on a Building site, this is no different on our Construction department and these are really important jobs that keep the area a safe place to work.
We also have events over the year where you, as Construction students need to attend. These events will help you develop the skills required to build your reputation in a very competitive industry. Some of the events are:
- Family Festival(A Sunday in May)
- Construction Showcase(Thursday evening in April)
- A variety of School events where we promote our courses
If you have any further questions please contact the enquiries team by using our online enquiry form.