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Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
21/10/20201 WeeksEPart-Time - DayCity CampusSkills & Qualifications
17/02/20211 WeeksEPart-Time - DayCity CampusSkills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

People who are interested in a basic introduction into construction trades.The DIY enthusiast aiming to upgrade their basic trade skills. The course covers:Trade hints and tips, Preparation techniques, Setting up techniques. Laying bricks, Types of Materials i.e bricks and blocks.Plan, construct and start to build a basic wall or corner.

This is an introductory course therefore no prior knowledge is required, however an understanding of basic health & safety would be an advantage.

Study levelCost
19+20.00*

You will be taught by experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the respective construction trade.The team includes lecturers and professional practitioners with industry experience.Our teaching is informed by the relevant practice within the sector and all of our lecturers have relevant teaching qualifications.AssessmentThere is no formal assessment, however feedback will be given upon completion of task/activities.

Your Curriculum Team

Shane McGuinness

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What’s next?

After successfully completing the course, you could move onto the Construction multi-skill level 1, or try another trade.

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Why college is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.

Independence

College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

99.1% overall pass rate for A-Levels

(*Summer 2019).

Why choose Sunderland College for A-Levels?

We have a 100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects.

(*Summer 2019)

We offer the widest range of A-Level subjects in the region.

Our teaching staff are A-Level experts and specialise in teaching 16-19 year olds.

Our High Achievers programme supports gifted and talented students to reach their full potential by developing their skills and talents.

We have excellent pastoral and academic support from our dedicated sixth form staff.

We have an extensive enrichment programme and links with universities.