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Construction Multi-Skills City & Guilds Entry Level 3 : 2022 intake

  • Overview of the course

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    If you’re considering a career in the construction industry, but are unsure which trade you want to specialise in, this course is for you.

    Taught by industry-experienced tutors in spacious, state-of-the-art workshops, this programme has been designed to cover the basic skills and techniques associated with plastering, bricklaying, carpentry & joinery and painting & decorating.

    You’ll get the opportunity to sample nine weeks in each trade area to help you make an informed choice about your future career. On completion you will have the option of either progressing to further or higher study or employment.

    Engaging with employers is also an integral part of this programme – we’ll seek to ensure that you have opportunities to gain real-world experience of your chosen sector.
  • What you'll learn

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    • Basic plastering, including preparing background surfaces, applying render and finishing coats
    • Basic bricklaying, including constructing half brick walls, building corners and laying blocks
    • Basic carpentry and joinery, including marking out to form halving, mortice and tenon and housing joints
    • Basic painting and decorating, including applying paint and various wall coverings to a variety of surfaces
  • Entry requirements

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    There are no formal entry requirements. We prefer that you possess a good level of English and maths but this is not essential.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Assessment will be undertaken by the completion of various practical tasks which will be linked to the vocational area in which you are studying.
  • Future opportunities

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    After you have completed the programme, you could progress on to our Level 1 Diplomas in: Bricklaying, Carpentry & Joinery, Plastering or Painting & Decorating.

    Following further study you could work as a:

    • A Construction Manager, earning up to £70,000 per year
    • A Carpenter, earning up to £40,000 per year.
    • A Painter & Decorator, earning up to £30,000 per year
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Enrichment

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    Sitting a job interview, writing a personal statement, applying for university - taking part in our enrichment programme will give you a CV to wow in all of these situations! You’ll benefit from:
    • Inspiring trips and experiences

    • Meetings with industry experts

    • Visits to leading companies in your sector


    As well as giving you essential professional and technical skills, you’ll demonstrate that you’re a successful and well-rounded person, helping you to make a lasting impression.

    We want you to have fun, so we also have plenty of leisure and sporting activities for you to enjoy, improving your health and wellbeing.
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    Working with your Learning Development Mentor, Tutors and Careers Coaches, you’ll gain an insight and understanding of your sector, helping you to make important decisions about your future, whether that’s university or employment.

    Thanks to our partnership with the University of Bolton, you’ll also benefit from everything the university has to offer, with a range of opportunities to build additional skills and experiences, giving you everything you need to become a FUTURE CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL, in whichever field you choose!

    Exposure to employers is also an integral part of this programme - we will seek to ensure that you have opportunities to gain real-word experience of your sector, giving you the qualifications and experience to progress!
  • Gifted and Talented Programme

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    If you’re a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will challenge you, encouraging you to fulfil your potential. You may have the opportunity to study additional qualifications, with support in place to complement your study programme experience.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.

    We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Our £75 million campus offers a newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a theatre and dance studios; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen. You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Find this course on our website via www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/young-people then click the ‘Apply’ button. You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account, so that you can track your application and enrol online in August. If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email learner.hub@boltoncc.ac.uk.
  • Open Events

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    We can’t wait to tell you about the amazing opportunities here at Bolton College so this year, we’re giving you TWO opportunities to help you discover what we’re all about.
    You can either visit us in person at one of our Open Events, or if you’d rather learn about us from the comfort of your own home, you can check out our Virtual Open Event instead, or even do both! Open Event Dates at Deane Road Campus are as follows:
    • Tuesday 19th October 2021, 5pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 17th November 2021, 5pm-8pm
    • Thursday 9th December 2021, 5pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 18th January 2022, 5pm-8pm
    If you’d like to attend one of these events, please register your interest by visiting www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/register-open-events If you can’t visit our Open Event in person, or would rather find out about us online, check out our Virtual Open Event and access over 40 videos at a time convenient to you. Just visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/virtual-open www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/virtual-open
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
  • Start Date:

    05/09/2022

  • End Date:

    30/06/2023

  • Time:

    09:00 - 16:30
    10.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    SK300-YPE3