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Construction Multi-Skills City & Guilds Entry Level 3 : 2023 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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    Applicants should be able to demonstrate at interview an enthusiasm and dedication for a career in the construction industry. 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
  • 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 (LDM), 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 SUCCESS in whichever field you choose!

    Exposure to 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 sector, giving you the qualifications and experience to progress!
  • 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 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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    Click the yellow ‘Apply’ button on this page.

    You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account so that you can track your application and enrol online. You’ll also be asked to book your interview for your course at the same time. If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email
  • Open Events

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    Open Events are the best way to discover what life as a Bolton College student is like, giving you an insight into College life.

    Open Events at our Deane Road Campus are as follows:
    • Thursday 20th October 2022, 5pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 15th November 2022, 5pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 7th December 2022, 5pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 8th February 2023, 5pm-8pm

    If you’d like to attend one of these events, register by visiting here
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, 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.
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  • Time:

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

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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