The course prepares you for the construction industry as a whole. As well as carpentry and joinery, you will also develop basic skills in plumbing, painting and decorating, bricklaying and electrical installation.

Following your initial assessment an individual learning plan is created which will highlight your strengths and details any areas of need.

The course is broken down into units focusing on specific areas which are then assessed. This will allow us to check your progress before the next module begins. Don’t worry! Each unit is carefully programmed and delivered to ensure you receive training appropriate for you.
During the course you will receive practical and theory lessons. In practical lessons you will work through a series of tasks or projects to develop your hands-on skills. All of the tasks that you produce are set by the awarding body to demonstrate and verify your practical skills. The theory sessions provide you with the underpinning knowledge of the construction needed to apply your skills on site.
Areas covered include:

  • Induction to health and safety in the workplace
  • Constructing woodworking joints
  • Fitting locks and latches
  • Painting and wallpapering
  • Constructing brick and block walls
  • Bending and jointing copper pipes
  • Installing lighting circuits

You will:
Benefit from the knowledge of industry professionals and their strong links to industry
Train in dedicated workshops with fantastic equipment
Have the opportunity to participate in national and local competitions
Have work experience opportunities

The construction industry remains a popular sector and boasts many different career opportunities. Successful completion of the Multi-trades qualification will allow you to progress onto a course in your chosen specialism or an apprenticeship.

Please contact Student Services to discuss the entry requirements for these courses.

If you are aged 16-19 and have not achieved a grade A*-C in English and Maths you will be required to study these qualifications alongside your area of vocational study.

95% of students that applied to university from East Coast College gained a place