This course will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification in construction, and give you an opportunity to progress into National or vocational disciplines in the construction industry.
What Will I Learn?
The curriculum includes both academic and practical elements in construction disciplines, in order for you to gain a wide insight into the construction industry; as well as Key Skills at Level 1. Academic Subjects: Mathematics, Health & Safety, Science, Construction Process and Practices. Practical Disciplines: Brickwork & Trowel Trades, Carpentry & Wood Trades, and Painting & Decorating Trades.
Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate.
You will require 4 GCSEs at grades A*- D including English/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or successful completion of a Level 1 or 2 in a Construction trade.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
You will be assessed on a continuous basis, depending on the subject - e.g. assignments, end tests, projects, working individually and as part of a team.
Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.
Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
Additional Fee Notes
Purchase of steel toe capped boots, overalls and a course text book is required for this course. Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.
- This foundation qualification can "open many doors", either into a National Diploma and Welsh Baccalaureate (which is equal to 3-4 A levels) , a Modern Apprenticeship, National Award which can lead to a University Degree, or indeed employment in construction e.g. Site Management, Surveying etc. .
Production manager or director in construction
Average salary: £36,524
Construction or building trade n.e.c.
Average salary: £22,757
Average salary: £17,297
Floorer or wall tiler
Average salary: £19,988
Painter or decorator
Average salary: £19,871
Construction or building trades supervisor
Average salary: £27,924
Production managers and directors in construction direct and co-ordinate resources for the construction and maintenance of civil and structural engineering works including houses, flats, factories, roads and runways, bridges, tunnels and railway works, harbour, dock and marine works and water supply, drainage and sewage works.
There are no pre-set entry standards. Entry is possible with either a degree or equivalent qualification and/or relevant experience, via apprenticeships or S/NVQs in Management at levels 3 to 5. On-the-job training is provided and professional qualifications are available.