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Construction Ascentis Level 1 Diploma in Preparation for Employment in the Construction Industry at Bury College

Course description

This course will provide you with a basic introduction to the occupational areas within the construction industry including four of the following trades; Bricklaying, Plastering, Tiling, Carpentry and Joinery, Plumbing and Electrical Installation. The course will provide an insight into the industry, organisations and job roles. You will be required to complete a range of practical projects and develop your skills and knowledge through studying a range of units including Health and Safety and Carrying Out Operations. You will have the opportunity to practise the skills you learn. Approximately 80% of the course is based in workshops and 20% is theory. The course is designed to provide you with the skills to progress onto a Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying, Plastering, Carpentry and Joinery, Plumbing or Electrical Installation. You will also carry out a two week work placement as part of your studies.

Entry requirements

Four or more GCSEs at grades A-E including English and Maths.

Financial information

For fee enquiries please call 0161 280 8339.

Further information

To find more information please call our Advice and Guidance team on 0161 280 8280.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 February 2018
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    • Bury College has invested over £40 million in recent years developing its town centre campus.  The campus now includes:

      • The Millennium Centre - a dedicated sixth form centre with Science laboratories, IT and Media suites, learning resource centre, canteen and recording studios.
      • The Woodbury Centre - houses a new library, industry standard art sudios, new outdoor space, hair, beauty and holistic salons, restaurant and bistro and specialist facilities to support students with learning differences and/or disabilities.
      • Beacon Centre - has a theatre, dance and rehearsal studios, digital language laboratories.
      • Prospects Centre - houses specialist laboratories, workshops and IT suites.
      • Innovation Centre - fully equipped workshop, IT suites and computer aided design studios.
      • Construction Skills Centre - purpose built for construction courses.
      • Enterprise Centre - Specialist IT facilities and classrooms.
      • PlayFootball Centre - six 5-a-side and two 7-a-side pitches.