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The Construction subject covers a range of different sectors inculding Brickwork and Carpentry. Students get real-life opportunities to use tools, work on projects and learn practical skills through hands on activities.


The qualifications that can be taken within this subject area:


BTEC Level 1 Award in Construction

BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Construction


We aim to take students to trade outlets and visit different types of buildings so the students can get a feel for the construction industry first hand. We also get involved in a number of community projects and tasks around the centre so the students can get some real life construction work experience.


Recently, students have been involved in renovating a building on the site and have developed this into a working classroom. They have also taken part in the recent works to develop Monarch Lakes and Tackle and have learned skills such as fencing, using a water pump and using a mini-digger.


The students will cover a range of different aspects including brickwork, carpentry, plumbing, painting and decorating, health and safety and general maintenance.



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"I liked the mix of theory and practical"


Student 2017

"I enjoyed learning about tools and equipment in the construction area"


Student 2017