Basic Construction

Are you interested in starting a career in construction? Maybe you’re looking to learn new skills to use at work or home?

Our free Basic Construction Skills course provides a range of practical skills including: joinery, plastering, painting and decorating.

On successful completion of the course you can also apply for a free CSCS card, required to work on most construction sites.

Topics covered

Produce a Timber Product:
• Know how to use tools and equipment when carrying out the joinery project
• Know how to care for and maintain a range of tools and equipment
• Identify and work with the materials required to carry out the practical task
• Be aware of requirements for health and safety in your place of work or learning


Developing Plastering Home Improvement Skills:
• Know how to use tools and equipment when carrying out the plastering project
• Know how to care for and maintain a range of tools and equipment
• Be aware of requirements for health and safety in your place of work or learning
• Identify and work with the materials required to carry out the practical task


Developing Construction Painting Skills:
• Know the hand tools and equipment used in basic painting tasks
• Know the materials used in basic painting tasks
• Know the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used in basic painting tasks
• Be able to apply safe working practices to paint a flat wall area
• Be able to work responsibly with others
• Be able to seek and respond to guidance when working as part of a team


Developing Construction Decorating Skills:
• Know the hand tools used in basic decorating tasks
• Know the materials used in basic decorating tasks
• Know the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used in basic decorating tasks
• Be able to apply safe working practises to produce a wallpapered wall
• Be able to work responsibly with others
• Be able to seek and respond to guidance when working as part of a team


 
Course location and duration:

Location: Our Basic Construction Skills course is held at our purpose-built construction training centre situated on Fleet Lane, Parr.

Duration: This is a 12 day course ran across 6 weeks, usually ran from 9:00am-16:00pm. (See each individual course date for specific times and details).

 
Interested? What to do next:

To find out the start date for the next Basic Construction Skills course, see our list of upcoming free short courses by clicking here.

Please arrange to speak to one of our guidance advisers for more information about this course and to discuss your personal career plan.
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