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Construction & Building Services
Are you good with your hands and technically minded? Would you like to learn a trade and get the skills to have a satisfying job in the UK’s fastest growing industry? With the huge numbers of both new homes and business premises being built each year, the demand for skilled people in the construction industry is always increasing.
Trades such as bricklaying, joinery, plumbing and painting & decorating may appeal to you. Skilled trades people can earn up to £25k per year. If you aspire to construction management or civil engineering then you should also possess an interest in science and mathematical principles in addition to having fantastic communication skills. Construction managers can earn in excess of £40k.
A career in building services engineering will involve learning to design and project manage all of the mechanical and electrical elements that need to be installedin to any building once the Architect and Structural Engineer has designed it. Without essential services such as lighting, heating, water supplies, drainage, and communications, buildings would be empty boxes where nobody could successfully live or work in.
As a trainee engineer, you may be involved with projects that simply design the services required for general housing to multi-million pound construction projects such as the 2012 Olympic project. As you gain more experience, you will be designing and managing your own projects and advising on-site labour on aspects such as Health and Safety and the design and installation standards required. You will work closely with other professionals in the construction industry, and use AutoCad and management skills learned.
Bricklayer, carpenter, joiner, painter, decorator, plumber, electrician, site manager, surveyor, civil engineer, building services engineer, architect
We have specially designed workshops for each craft area. These provide realistic working environments. You can practice building walls in our fantastic new brick workshop, putting up wallpaper in the decorating workshops, or servicing heating units, depending on which area you are specialising in.
How Will I Be Assessed?
You will complete practical tasks and build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your skills. You will also complete an externally-set multiple choice test.
Course information for parents
Level 3 (A level equivalent)
We have a range of level 3 programmes which are equivalent to 3 A levels (360 UCAS points). These information sheets are user friendly for parents. It gives you the main detail of the equivalence of the qualification along with an outline of course content, learning strategies, progression routes and a case study of a previous learner. This will help in forming what questions to ask at either one of our open evenings or when you come to a college interview with your son or daughter. Please click on the course link below:
Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers
Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
Chartered Institute of Building
Institution of Civil Engineers
Royal Institute of British Architects
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors