Considering becoming a skilled tradesman? Then a course in Construction could be the one for you. Embarking on this path will allow you achieve some of the best hand skills in the industry.
You will be taught by a fully qualified and experienced team of staff as well as developing a mixture of practical, theory and Functional Skills which will allow you to gain the qualifications you need to progress through further levels, into employment/apprenticeships or higher education.
Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, this could be the perfect job for you. To become a bricklayer, you will need to be able to read plans. You’ll also need to be able to work in a well organised way. You may not need formal qualifications to become a bricklayer, but employers usually want people who have some on-site experience. Some building companies may want you to have GCSEs in subjects like maths and English.
Electricians fit and repair electrical circuits and wiring in people’s homes and businesses. They also install and maintain electrical equipment, instruments and machinery. If you are good with practical work, can follow technical plans and want a varied job, this could be a great career for you. You’ll also need to be well organised and understand the importance of safety regulations.
Plumbers fit, service and repair hot and cold water systems, and heating systems in homes and businesses. They also work with gas fires and cookers. If you want a varied job that makes good use of your practical skills and takes you out and about, this could be perfect for you. You will need to be good at solving problems, have the ability to follow technical plans, and understand the importance of health and safety. You’ll also need good customer care skills. To become a qualified plumber you will need to complete industry-recognised training and qualifications.
Construction courses available at EFC
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Student Success Story
Student: Sukhveer Channa
Course: Electrical Installations — Level 3
Sukhveer started at EFC by studying Electrical Installations at Level 1.
With lots of determination he successfully progressed to Level 2 and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the programme.
Sukhveer is now working hard on Level 3 and he hopes that the practical skills he’s learnt will secure his career as an electrician when he leaves us next year
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