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DSG Level 2 Construction WC Year 1 WRL0016 Course Title IFP6 Level 2 Construction. Is it for me? This course is for pupils aged 14-16. We will always need roads, highways, airports, schools and houses and on this course you will develop the skills it takes to build them. A career in construction is exciting and challenging. Construction is the largest industry in the country, bigger than steel and car manufacture combined. The industry needs craft workers every year to contribute to construction projects nationwide. There are lots of options and opportunities, as the industry is large and diverse. You can train as a Joiner, Bricklayer, Plasterer, or Painter and Decorator. This is one profession where you can see the results of your efforts, there is a feeling of pride knowing that you contributed to the construction of a building, highway or hospital. You need to be highly-motivated and looking for challenging work. Joiners cut, fit, and assemble wood and other building materials. They make frames and foundations for buildings and maintain and repair structures. Joiners are versatile and know how to use different tools, read blueprints, and change structures. They are physically fit and have good communication skills. Joiners prepare and put into place most of the wooden parts of buildings - from floorboards and roof trusses to expertly-crafted windows and doors. Joiners need to enjoy working as part of a team, need to calculate angles and dimensions to make sure things fit, so they need to be good at maths. Bricklayers construct walls of brick, block, or panels. The work is done by hand and is labour-intensive. This is probably the job that most people think of in the construction industry. Bricklayers use many different types of material and effects such as ornamental walls and vaulted archways. They also use a variety of specialist tools to spread mortar, cut bricks or blocks to size and to check that walls are perfect. Bricklayers like working outdoors and do not mind working at heights. They are physically fit, careful, accurate and are able to follow detailed instructions from architects. Painters and Decorators apply paints and coatings on a range of structural surfaces. They decide what type of paint or coating to apply to a surface and know how the environment will affect the painted or coated surface. Painters and Decorators work with a variety of hand and power tools to prepare the surface and apply the paint or coating, these tasks require precision and knowledge. Decorators need to be good with their hands, most of the work is indoors, but some is outdoors. What do I need? You will need: parental support for your application above average attendance an interest in learning construction skills a combined Key Stage 3 Teacher Assessment Score of 14 or higher comprising 5, 5, 6 across English, maths and science to attend an interview with the teaching team, if possible, together with a parent, or guardian. What will I study? The course lasts for two years and gives learners the opportunity to develop basic building and construction skills from a range of trade occupations. The units of study will be drawn from: Construction Science and Mathematics Introduction to the Construction Industry Investigating Health Safety and Welfare Investigating Painting and Decorating Investigating Trowel Operations Investigating Carpentry and Joinery Performing Electrical Operations Performing Plumbing Operations How will I be taught? Initially the course will be taught at Gateshead Colleges Construction Centre at its Durham Road Campus, but the course will move to the new Vocational Learning Centre on the Team Valley Industrial Estate during the academic year 2007/8. Pupils will have access to industry standard equipment and training facilities. About 50% of the course is practically based and much of this learning will be in the workshop. The other half of the course will be delivered in class and applied to workshop acti

DSG Level 2 Construction WC Year 1 WRL0016 Course Title IFP6 Level 2 Construction. Is it for me? This course is for pupils aged 14-16. We will always need roads, highways, airports, schools and houses and on this course you will develop the skills it takes to build them. A career in construction is exciting and challenging. Construction is the largest industry in the country, bigger than steel...

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