Construction Skills

Overview

  • Adults

Details

*These programmes are free for individuals who are unemployed and claiming a benefit (i.e. JSA, ESA, IS). Individuals in receipt of JSA need to contact their work coach to be referred onto this course.

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

There are 2 pathways:

Pathway one: Sector Base Work Academy (SBWA) in partnership with Land Securities and Mace

  • 2 weeks Construction Training, CSCS card test, CSCS green card and preparation for work experience and employment
  • 1 week additional Tickets including PASMA working at heights, traffic marshalling etc.
  • 2 weeks work experience on a construction site
  • Guaranteed interview

Pathway two: General pathway

 2 weeks Construction Training including:

  • CSCS card test, CSCS green card and preparation for work experience and employment
  • Employability Skills including CV, job search, applying for a job, interview skills, getting job ready
  • Preparation for interviews with employers
  • Site Visits

As part of the programme you will undertake mock interviews with employers and be screened for employment opportunities – with a guaranteed interview with an employer if a job role becomes available, or a reference and exit interview to give you guidance - this will help you with your future job applications and interviews

You will receive Support and mentoring during the programme and as part of the after care service and you will have access to our free recruitment services to support you into employment.

On successful completion of the course, you will receive:

  • Certificate in Construction and Employment Skills
  • Health and Safety in the Construction Environment
  • CSCS Green Card

Functional Skills

Functional skills development are embedded within the course programme.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Employment in the construction industry

How will I learn?

Practical activities related to the sector.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a portfolio of work based evidence and on line exams.

Equipment and other costs

None

For further information or to apply please contact The Business Development Team on 020 7258 2711 or email business.development@cwc.ac.uk.

What qualification do I get on completing this course?

Certificate in Construction and Employment Skills

Is there additional work required by the student?

To successfully complete this course you will be expected to spend 4 hours a week on assignments, project or field trips.

What are the expected employment areas with this course?

Construction

Entry Requirements

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

You need be aged 19 years or over to be eligible for this course. You will also be required to sit an initial assessment and IAG session to determine whether the course is suitable for you. You need to have a Literacy/English level to at least Entry Level 3 standard – this will be determined in the initial assessment. If you do not meet this level, we may suggest you be referred onto a different course.

Expected prior knowledge

None     

English level

Entry 3

Mathematics level

Entry 3

Support

Financial Support for 19+ Year-olds

Are you aged 19 or over? Are the costs associated with study (e.g. travel, buying additional books or equipment) preventing you from studying? The College has a limited Learner Support Fund (LSF) and 24+ Advanced Learning Loan Bursary Fund (24+ALL BF) to help with these costs.

The funds are small. You cannot presume you will get financial support even if you meet the eligibility criteria. Eligibility for help towards course associated costs are based on your personal circumstances. In addition to demonstrating that you are on a low income, you must also meet the College’s general eligibility.

General Eligibility Criteria

Learner Support Fund:

  • Aged 19 or over
  • Considered to be a home student
  • Fully enrolled on a course funded by the Skills Funding Agency

24+ Advance Learning Loan Bursary Fund:

  • Aged 24 or over
  • Fully enrolled on a programme of study and in receipt of a 24+ Adult Learning Loan

Financial eligibility

You need to have evidence that you fall into one of the following groups:

  • on a low income
  • a dependent of someone who is on a low income or in receipt of a means tested benefit e.g. Income Support / Jobseekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, housing benefit etc.

The evidence you will be required to produce:

  • a current JSA/UC/ Income Support/Pension Credit letter, a Tax Credit Award notice showing income for tax year 2014-15 or recent correspondence from the DWP/Housing Benefit office which specifies the benefit being received.
  • evidence of income may be a 2014-15 P60/Tax Return, recent pay-slips showing income evidence from previous two months from which the income can be calculated or a signed letter from the employer(s) stating the salary paid
  • proof of rent or mortgage in order for your disposable income to be assessed

Payments

Payments contribute to the costs associated with study including travel. They do not meet all the costs. If you live within walking distance of college or have a Freedom pass you cannot apply for help with travel. For students who have to travel significant distances, a payment may be made towards the transport costs, for the days you are in College. You may also use the money to buy books or other learning resources.

All payments are based on you having a minimum of 85% attendance each month.

Payments are paid into your bank accounts.

You MUST inform the DWP of any payments you receive.

Contact studentadvice@cwc.ac.uk for more information.