Construction Traineeship

Course code: XFBS000P

Subject area: Construction

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 1

Course details

6:07am - 6:07am

Monday to Friday

1st Aug 2020 - 31st Jul 2021

Bicester Construction Skills Centre

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

This is a practical, hands on course to enable you (you must be aged 16 – 24) to gain basic construction skills, to learn what it is like to work in the construction sector and to develop the employability skills you need to secure a job or an apprenticeship in construction. You will have the opportunity to take the test for a CSCS card which is essential for working on construction sites. You will learn basic skills in plumbing and carpentry, and will gain an understanding of health and safety in a training workshop and on a construction site. You will be supported to prepare a CV, carry out job searches and have the opportunity to practice your interview skills. The last three weeks of your course will be full time work experience with an employer. Many of our employers use this course as an extended interview for apprenticeship places, so the most successful trainees could progress from this course straight into a paid apprenticeship with an employer.

• Starting Work in the Construction sector • Health and Safety • Developing Plumbing Skills • Produce Basic Woodworking Joints • Communication skills • CV writing, job search and interview preparation • English and maths • Three-week on-site work placement • CSCS preparation and test

NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Basic Construction Skills • Starting work in construction • Communication skills in preparing for work • Developing plumbing skills • Health and safety in a practical environment • Know how to produce basic woodworking joints
Successful completion of this traineeship will help you to secure full time employment or an apprenticeship in construction.
This course is open to 16 – 24 year olds (25 year olds with an EHCP). There are no formal entry requirements but you will need to be interested in working in the construction sector and able to undertake seven weeks of full time study and work placement.
There is no fee for this course

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

• NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Basic Construction Skills • CSCS card • Work towards Functional Skills in English and Maths
• Classroom teaching • Practical assesment in the workshop • Exams for functional skills • Three week work-placement on-site