At the College of West Anglia, we have a long history of working with those interested in progressing into the construction industry. We've offered level 3 and higher national certificates for many years and have a great relationship with relevant employers in the area.
During the course, you'll be working towards learning the skills to prepare you for the workplace. This will learn all the practical and digital skills for arranging These skills will include:
budgeting and resource allocation
What else is included in this course?
By joining this course, you'll not only gain an excellent practical skillset to work in surveying, design or planning, you'll also develop a general understanding of the construction industry, including:
health and safety
the science behind building design, surveying and planning
making accurate and appropriate measurements
building regulations and standards
data management and information standards in construction
relationship management and customer service
how the internet of things impacts constructions
digital engineering techniques
mathematical techniques to solve construction problems
construction design principles and processes
the role of construction in the economy
sustainability and the environmental impact of construction
business, commerce and corporate social responsibility
Throughout this course, you'll be able to put everything you learn into practice in the workplace as you'll be expected to complete 315 hours (around 45 days) relevant work experience over the two years.
Full-time courses at CWA are generally 3 - 4 days per week (though you may be in for an extra day if you are resitting English and / or Maths). The college day is typically longer than a day at school and students will need to plan their individual study in their free time (including individual study hours which are recorded at college in the Learning Resource Centre or other study areas). Work experience will be a key component of your course and most students will complete a minimum of 60 hours per academic year (on top of their college hours), depending on the course they are studying. CWA has a dedicated team of work placement co-ordinators to support you with this.
* Certain courses may have additional costs to cover trips or DBS checks, and for some courses you will be expected to purchase additional items such as uniform or equipment.
Though this course is free for those aged 16-18, there may be additional costs related to the programme, such as additional equipment and uniform, educational trips and work placement costs. Full details will be sent to applicants before enrolment.
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