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WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

We want to prepare you with the best construction and building skills so you can begin a career in this highly valued profession. The construction skills learnt throughout your time at Harlow College can be easily transferred throughout the region, country or the world and will enable you to work with many industry leading employers. Our purpose built workshops and construction areas are designed to simulate real world on-the-job experience. Whether you are interested in developing skills for a practical trade or learning the theoretical design principles that underpin it, we’ve got the course for you. Our Level 3 Construction & Civil Engineering course is the perfect choice for a prospective career in fields as diverse as architecture, project management and surveying. 

WHAT WILL I DO?

You will undertake extensive work experience projects and benefit from the strong partnerships the College has with local employers, including Wilmott Dixon, Harlow Council and United Living. Previous work experience has involved the development and refurbishment of a garden area in the town park and refurbishment of the town’s bandstand.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

You could undertake one of the many Apprenticeships available in the construction industry. From the Construction & Civil Engineering Level 3 course, you could progress to degree courses such as Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Quantity and Building Surveying.

Brickwork Apprenticeship

Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, this could be the perfect job for you. To become a bricklayer, you will need to be able to read plans. You’ll also need to be able to work in a well organised way.

Brickwork Diploma (EWPA)

If you're are an experienced, time-served bricklayer but have no confirming qualifications, this course is a quick route to NVQ level 2. It will also help you get the right CSCS card.

Brickwork Level 1

This is a practical bricklaying course in which we embed as much knowledge as possible into the practical tasks you undertake. This minimises the amount of time spent in the classroom. We use a range of delivery methods, with a large proportion of E-Learning done through iPads and other learning technologies.

Brickwork Level 2

Bricklayers develop skills that can be used worldwide. In the UK, efficient and qualified bricklayers will typically earn between £100 - £150 per day. The Level 2 Diploma will enable you to develop and hone your skills in the craft of bricklaying and will enable you to experience all aspects of the craft. You will also gain a greater understanding of the construction environment.

Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship

Site carpentry is a skilled trade, creating and installing building components using timber products. Site Carpenters normally work on a building site or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities. Advanced site carpentry involves carrying out skilled tasks on a construction site or in a workshop, creating and installing building components. The advanced carpenter and joiner is able to undertake complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, in addition to managing their own work and leading small teams.

Carpentry & Joinery Level 1

This is a practical carpentry course where we embed as much of the knowledge as possible into the hands-on tasks. This minimises the amount of time spent in the classroom. We use a range of delivery methods, mainly practical, with a large proportion of E-Learning through IPads and other technologies.

Carpentry & Joinery Level 2

This level 2 programme will enable you to develop and hone your skills in site carpentry and will enable you to experience all aspects of the craft both on and off the job. Upon successful completion of your course you will hold all qualifications to the expected industrial standard. You will also gain the opportunity to progress onto an advanced apprenticeship in site carpentry.

Site Carpentry Diploma (EWPA)

If you're are an experienced, time-served carpenter but have no confirming qualifications, this course is a quick route to NVQ level 2. It will also help you get the right CSCS card.

T Level Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction

This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in construction, specifically in surveying and design, civil engineering, building services design, or hazardous materials surveying.

T Levels are designed to deliver world-class technical education and give you a new choice after GCSEs. The Construction T level has been designed with leading businesses and employers in the construction industry and gives you:

  • A thorough understanding of concepts and theories of the construction industry.
  • The opportunity to solve real life problems in the construction industry.
  • Valuable experience of learning from the experts through working side by side with those in the construction industry on your industry placement so that you have the chance to learn what this career is like in the real world while you continue your studies.
  • Specialist knowledge and skills of design for construction and the built environment.

T Level Plumbing and Heating Engineering

For candidates who want to work as plumbers in the building services engineering sector. This qualification does not make candidates fully qualified plumbers but enables them to gain the relevant hand skills and knowledge T Levels are new, two-year, technical study programmes, designed with employers to give young people the skills that industry needs. 

T Levels will provide a mixture of:

  • technical knowledge and skills specific to their chosen industry or occupation
  • an industry placement of at least 45 days in their chosen industry or occupation
  • relevant maths, English and digital skills.

T Levels will become one of three major options for students to study at level 3, alongside apprenticeships for those who wish to study and train for a specific occupation 'on the job', and A levels for students who wish to continue academic education.