Construction at Stephenson College
Are you technically minded and good with your hands?
The construction industry is a major employer in this country and the demand for skilled workers is
continuing to grow. The College offers a wide range of construction related courses to choose from.
Want the opportunity to get your own CSCS card? All courses include the opportunity to complete the Level 1 Health & Safety Award in Construction.
What’s happening in the industry?
Over 20,500 people are employed locally within the construction industry in Leicestershire with more than 4,000 of these companies ‘micro-businesses’.
There is a current need in the region for carpenters and joiners, painter and decorators, electricians and bricklayers. With big future projects in the pipeline such as a the East Midlands Gateway development near East Midlands Airport and a number of localised housing developments on the horizon there are plenty of opportunities for those looking at a career in the construction industry.
The Level 1 certificate in Multitrade Construction Activities qualification has been developed for delivery in a training environment; this means that you do not need to be employed to study this qualification. It has been designed to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding so you can work as a Construction Operative in the construction industry or progress to further training.
This level 1 Certificate will give you a solid foundation in Multi-trade Construction Activities and prepare you to take further qualifications to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding within Multi-trade Construction Activities. You should undertake this qualification if you have some previous experience (e.g Work placement, working with family, summer job etc.).
A new course for September 2019 allows you to experience a wide range of industries and a host of vocational subjects
in a Technical Pathway. You will also work towards your English and Maths Functional Skills or GCSE (depending on your current grades) and attend industry placement two days a week.
This opportunity is valuable for you if you have not obtained the grades you need for your chosen course and want to experience a variety of industries to develop your work readiness, practical and employability skills.