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Basic Construction Skills at Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET)

Course description

Do you want to work in construction? This is a practical course where most of the work is hands on giving you the chance to develop new skills needed for work. You can pick from the following:

• Painting & Decorating – painting procedures and wall paper techniques
• Plumbing – installation of toilet, sink, and radiators
• Bricklaying – mixes, setting-out and bricklaying bonds & techniques
• Electrical Installation – basic wiring systems and lighting/power circuits
• Plastering –fixing of plasterboards, beading and plastering/skimming surfaces
• Carpentry & Joinery - hanging doors, fitting skirting-boards and basic joinery
• Wall & Floor Tiling – tile cutting, setting-out, fixing, grouting, etc.
• Construction Operations – general construction systems and operations

Course content

Do you want to work in construction? This is a practical course where most of the work is hands on giving you the chance to develop new skills needed for work. You can pick from the following:

• Painting & Decorating – painting procedures and wall paper techniques
• Plumbing – installation of toilet, sink, and radiators
• Bricklaying – mixes, setting-out and bricklaying bonds & techniques
• Electrical Installation – basic wiring systems and lighting/power circuits
• Plastering –fixing of plasterboards, beading and plastering/skimming surfaces
• Carpentry & Joinery - hanging doors, fitting skirting-boards and basic joinery
• Wall & Floor Tiling – tile cutting, setting-out, fixing, grouting, etc.
• Construction Operations – general construction systems and operations

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but enthusiasm and the desire to learn are important. These are short courses and you will be required to be reliable and punctual.

Assessment

Courses are delivered at the Erdington Skills Campus in Edwards Road, Erdington, Birmingham. Courses are 15 hours per week over a 9 week period. You will complete a portfolio of evidence based on your practical skills. In addition, you will cover health & safety requirements for your skill area. There are no formal exams.

Future opportunities

After this course you will be offered the opportunity to complete another part of the Basic Construction Skills programme and enhance your skills and employability. You can then choose to move on to a Level 2 or enter employment in the construction industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET) directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2018
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    • The Erdington Skills Centre provides state-of-the-art premises for vocational training courses. The modern, well equipped centre offers opportunities for learners from the local community to develop their work skills to improve their prospects in the employment market, whether it be finding employment or improving career prospects. Courses are flexible and fit in with home commitments for learners.