With the property market improving there is going to be a greater need for people with construction-based skills. Perhaps you are thinking of a career change, or simply want to improve your DIY techniques? Whatever the case, we have a course for you.

The following courses will be available for 2018-19

Level 1 Construction Skills - Bricklaying

Start Dates: 
12.09.2018 – 05.12.2019 | Wed | 18:00 – 20:00
12.12.2018 – 20.03.2019 | Wed | 18:00 – 20:00
27.03.2019 – 03.07.2019 | Wed | 18:00 – 20:00

Duration: 12 Weeks

Entry Requirements: Positive attitude and commitment to complete the qualification. Suitability to the course will also be considered during an interview with a member of the Construction or Student Services Team, which will involve an aptitude and skills assessment.

Details: This course is for students looking to develop their skills in bricklaying with the aim of pursuing a career in this area of the construction industry. You will develop your skills by undertaking a range of practical workshop activities, and gain an understanding of supporting theoretical knowledge. Technical units you will complete include:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Setting out building of masonry structures
  • Carrying out blocklaying, bricklaying and cavity wall activities
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

 

 

Next Steps: You can progress on to Level 2 Bricklaying, an Apprenticeship, or employment as a bricklayer on construction sites, domestic or commercial properties for maintenance, renovations and extensions.

Course Fees: £225

Exam Fees: £67

Level 1 Construction Skills - Carpentry

Start Dates: 
12.09.2018 – 05.12.2019 | Wed | 18:00 – 20:00
12.12.2018 – 20.03.2019 | Wed | 18:00 – 20:00
27.03.2019 – 03.07.2019 | Wed | 18:00 – 20:00

Duration: 12 Weeks

Entry Requirements: Positive attitude and commitment to complete the qualification. Suitability to the course will also be considered during an interview with a member of the Construction or Student Services Team, which will involve an aptitude and skills assessment.

Details:

This is a course for students looking to improve their skills in carpentry and joinery with the aim of finding employment in this area of the construction industry. You will develop your skills by undertaking a range of practical workshop activities, and gain an understanding of supporting theoretical knowledge. Technical units you will complete include:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Maintaining and using carpentry and joinery hand tools
  • Preparing and using carpentry and joinery portable power tools
  • Producing woodworking joints
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

 

Next Steps: You can progress to Level 2 Site Carpentry Diploma, an Apprenticeship or employment. You could find employment as a carpenter on construction sites, domestic, commercial, extensions and conversions; installation carpenter for conservatories, offices and other buildings.

Course Fees: £225

Exam Fees: £67

Level 1 Construction Skills - Painting and Decorating

Start Dates: 
12.09.2018 – 05.12.2019 | Wed | 18:00 – 20:00
12.12.2018 – 20.03.2019 | Wed | 18:00 – 20:00
27.03.2019 – 03.07.2019 | Wed | 18:00 – 20:00

Duration: 12 Weeks

Entry Requirements: Positive attitude and commitment to complete the qualification. Suitability to the course will also be considered during an interview with a member of the Construction or Student Services Team, which will involve an aptitude and skills assessment.

Details: This is a course for students looking to improve their skills in painting and decorating with the aim of finding employment in this area of the construction industry. You will develop your skills by undertaking a range of practical workshop activities, and gain an understanding of supporting theoretical knowledge. Technical units you will complete include:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to non complex areas
  • pplying foundation and plain papers
  • Producing specialist decorative finishes

 

Next Steps: You can progress to Level 2 Painting & Decorating, an Apprenticeship or employment. Alternatively, you could find employment as a painter and decorator on domestic, commercial properties for maintenance or new developments.

Course Fees: £225

Exam Fees: £67

Level 1 Construction Skills - Plumbing

Start Dates: 
12.09.2018 – 05.12.2019 | Wed | 18:00 – 20:00
12.12.2018 – 20.03.2019 | Wed | 18:00 – 20:00
27.03.2019 – 03.07.2019 | Wed | 18:00 – 20:00

Duration: 12 Weeks

Entry Requirements: Positive attitude and commitment to complete the qualification. Suitability to the course will also be considered during an interview with a member of the Construction or Student Services Team, which will involve an aptitude and skills assessment.

Details:

This course is for students looking to develop their skills within plumbing, with the aim of pursuing a career in this area of the construction industry. You will develop your skills by undertaking a range of practical workshop activities, and gain an understanding of supporting theoretical knowledge. Technical units you will complete include:

  • Site preparation
  • Safe working practices
  • Environmental & sustainability
  • Drainage
  • Copper, plastic and low carbon steel pipework
  • Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems
  • Plumbing science

 

Next Steps: You can progress to Level 2 Plumbing, an Apprenticeship or employment as a plumber on construction sites, domestic commercial properties for installation or maintenance of plumbing systems.

Course Fees: £225

Exam Fees: £67

Funding Information

Applying for a course that has a concession?

Then the course could be free! Some courses are eligible for funding if you are an unemployed individual, on a state benefit* and you want to enter employment and need the skills from one of our funded courses to achieve this.

* (Income Support (universal credit), Job Seekers, ESA contribution Based, ESA work related activity group. Includes SFA funded courses only. You must be aged 19-23 on 31 August 2014. You must produce evidence of the benefit in your name when you enrol. Concessions do not apply to higher education courses.

Full details regarding funding and eligibility will be provided upon application.

How do I find out what the fee for my course is?

The fee for your chosen course is listed in the individual course sections accessed on this page. It includes the cost of tuition plus the cost of any exam and registration fee charged by the exam board (if applicable).

Are there any other costs I may have to pay?

Some courses may require you to pay extra costs for things such as course books, trips, and specialist equipment or clothing. If your course has any additional costs, you will be notified before enrolment. You can also contact the College on call 01329 815 200 to find out more.

I’m an international student – are my course fees different?

If you have not been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for more than three years before the start of your course (excluding any time spent in full-time education), different course fees may apply to you – please call 01329 815 200 to find out more. Fareham College cannot sponsor Tier 4 student visas.

My employer is funding my course – what do I need to do?

You will need to complete an Employer Authorisation form, and return to the Enrolments team, and your employer will be invoiced accordingly.

How do I pay for my course?

You can pay by cash, cheque, credit or debit card. And for courses over £500 we offer a payment by instalment service to help spread the cost of your course. A £250 minimum deposit is required if you choose to pay by instalments. Please contact the College for more information.

For further assistance or to speak to an adviser please call

01329 815 200

Please note, Part Time course fees are annualised and, unless otherwise stated, apply to each year of your course.