Venue Deptford Bridge
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 2 weeks
Start Date 04/02/2019
End Date 05/07/2019

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16-18 Free
19-24 Please Enquire
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The Explorer Programmes are suitable for learners who are considering either BTEC or Apprenticeship routes. The purpose is for learners to find out if a career in construction is one that will work for them and to plan for the future.

Aims of the course

This Explorer Course will allow students to develop their knwoledge of the Construction industries and encourage them to enhance their skills in a sector of their choice. The courses is one that will prepare them for further development.

Unit Breakdown

You will learn the fundamental traits to the trade in order for you to make an informed choice about what skills you would like to develop further within the sector.

Assessment Method

Internall assessed and externally assessed portfolio

Progression Opportunities

Learners who have taken this Explorer Programme could potentially complete the following qualifications and apprenticeships in the sector: Apprenticeship

  • Construction Building
  • Construction Civil Engineering ? specialisms include construction operations, formwork, highways maintenance, plant operations, and road building
  • Construction Specialist - Plastering, and thermal insulation
  • Construction Management

Qualifications, full-time study

  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction Occupations
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
  • BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
  • BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Career Options

Roles within the construction industry are varied and you may not realise the full breadth of the potential careers available. For example, you can start in an entry level role with just a short qualification, such as a labourer, or you can train to use plant and machinery on site. Alternatively, you might decide to learn a skilled trade in a recognised qualification or apprenticeship.

Many specialised trades are needed to complete a construction project, for example:

  • formwork occupations workers are needed to prepare the moulds and supporting system for a concrete building and to receive the concrete
  • specialist concrete occupations workers will place the concrete
  • cladding occupations workers will attach the building covering
  • stonemasons will chisel the feature stones
  • tradespeople skilled in decorative finishes and industrial painting will finish the walls.

Entry Requirements

No prior qualifications necessary


Virtual learning areas and classrooms. Practical work will take place in specialised facilities.

Process for Application

Standard College application

What could I earn?

  • Production managers and directors in construction £109,800
  • Construction and building trades supervisors £42,200
  • Construction and building trades n.e.c. £29,200

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