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Construction Skills - Entry Level 3 Certificate at Yorkshire Coast College

Course description

Construction is one of the UKs largest industries, with over 2.5m workers employed in the industry at any one time, and more than 37,000 workers being recruited into construction jobs every year.

This course is designed to offer a broad introduction to Bricklaying, Carpentry & Joinery and Decorating.

It is suitable for people who are maybe not sure which construction trade is right for them and want to learn the basics of all these trades alongside the skills needed for daily life and work.

Course content

The course will cover the following units:

  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry/Joinery
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Construction Theory
  • Health and Safety
  • Work-related skills

Functional skills of English, Maths and ICT are a key part of this programme. 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, this course is designed for learners aged 16 - 18, you must be enthusiastic, hard-working and willing to learn.

Successful applicants will have performed well at interview and have good references.

Future opportunities

After successful completion of the Entry 3 Certificate in Construction Skills you would progress onto the Level 1 Diploma in Construction Skills.

No matter what area of construction you decide to go into, there are so many possibilities for a fantastic career in our local area, that you’ll be spoilt for choice once you’re fully qualified. 

Yorkshire Coast College works closely with Scarborough Borough Council and local and national employers who are all currently working on projects in our area. We are also looking at introducing a number of new local Apprenticeship opportunities. 
Some of the current and ongoing developments in our region include:

  • A new housing development at Eastfield called Middle Deep Dale.
  • The relocation of Tesco’s to a brand new site that will incorporate a new build
  • A new housing development in Filey
  • An extension to Sainsbury’s

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Yorkshire Coast College directly.

Last updated date: 03 August 2016
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      Refectory and Square Cat Café

      Our refectory at Lady Edith's Drive is the perfect place to relax and unwind, whether you want a quick snack, a healthy lunch or just to catch up with friends. Breakfast is served every weekday from 8.30am until 11am, after this a huge choice foods are available including a range of premium sandwiches, pizzas, salads, paninis, and jacket potatoes. Our two campuses each have their own refectories. 

      The Square Cat Café at Westwood is a great place to catch-up with friends. We offer hot and cold drinks and snacks. From time-to-time you might even catch a live performance from performing arts students.

      Our Learner Engagement Team also provide other activities across both sites throughout the year.

      Common Room

      The learner common room on Lady Edith's Campus is located on the ground floor and near the LRC. Here you can relax with your friends and play a game or pool and our Learner Engagement team are always on hand to help you or provide information on a range of activities they are organising. 

      Learning Resource Centre

      We have two interactive Learning Resource Centres across Yorkshire Coast College providing lending, reference and information services and offering you the chance to utilise the latest technologies and study aids. Our Learning Centres are also linked to the British Library, meaning no matter what you need, you will always have access to it. 

      ICT, Moodle & Wifi

      Yorkshire Coast College has a great range of academic facilities for both students and staff. Feel free to check books out from our libraries and use our professional printing services amongst our many other facilities at Yorkshire Coast College.

      Computing Services

      Technology and science are rapidly transforming our world, changing the way we do business, the way we learn, the way we communicate, and even the way we entertain ourselves. Yorkshire Coast College can give you everything you need to play your part in the modern world, and have a brilliant career, working at the forefront of technology. 

      Our ICT suites and ultra-modern facilities mean that your training and studies will see you networking computer systems, designing databases, manipulating graphics and images and learning more about hardware principles and user support. Both practical and theoretical study will play a major part in your course giving you a wide range of skills and knowledge, while working with the latest technologies.

      Printing Services

      Our Repro facility offers both students and the general public, first class business stationery, educational printing as well as a host of photographic and print finishing services, including both black and white and full colour prints. 

      Opening times are Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm & Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm For more information call: 01723 356172 

      Sports & Fitness

      Our Lady Edith's Drive offers a Sport & Fitness Suite which will is available to staff, students and community groups.