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Construction at Burton Borough School

Course description

The Introductory Certificate in Construction programme enables students to sample work within the industry through practical activities using construction materials, acquiring basic occupational skills and associated knowledge and understanding. Modules include brickwork, carpentry and joinery and painting and decorating. This involves using materials specific to the vocational area, for example, painting and decorating requires the use of lining paper, oil based and water based paints and heavy retail wall coverings. In brickwork, students will be producing solid structures as well as being responsible for mixing cement and estimating the quantities of materials they will require. In carpentry and joinery students will be learning some basic woodwork techniques. They will use materials and tools in order to meet the task brief. Students will also complete assignments to maintain and build their underpinning knowledge.

Entry requirements

Teacher assessed KS3 level 3 or 4, good Attendance, good tutor or school report, Interview.



Future opportunities

Progression to Level 2, Intermediate Level, Higher Diploma Level 2, BTEC First, NVQ 2, Apprenticeship, NOCN Level 2, C&G Level 2 in related subjects

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burton Borough School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 2 Years