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Welcome to the Construction department

 

What’s it all about?

The growing construction and building industry in the UK employs almost a million qualified tradespeople and is responsible for building the infrastructure we depend on. You can be part of making this happen and learn a highly skilled trade. Based at our advanced Innovation & Technology Centre, our construction study programmes include brickwork, carpentry, painting & decorating and electrical installation.
We partner with big names in the construction world to provide you with excellent links to business. Many of our tutors have come from working in the industry itself meaning they can truly teach you real world skills that employers are looking for.

Is it for me?

Construction study programmes at Milton Keynes College suit individuals who are practically minded, have great attention to detail and are motivated to produce high quality work in a team environment.

What will I do?

You will learn the theoretical and practical aspects of your chosen construction trade including best practice in commercial and domestic environments. You will have the opportunity to work on real life projects with trips to live construction sites, work placements and visits from expert guest speakers.
You will work towards perfecting your trade skills using modern techniques in this fast moving and advancing industry. Additionally, you will learn how to successfully communicate and work with others within current health and safety regulations.

What can I do next?

If you are ready for the workplace, you could take on an Apprenticeship with one of many employers to start earning while studying for a higher qualification on-the-job. You could stay on in full-time study progressing to higher levels to ultimately find employment or start an Advanced Apprenticeship in industry.

There are over 250,000 firms in the UK construction industry and with recognised qualifications, you’ll be ready to work for one of them. Once you’ve got the experience, you could even set up your own business and be your own boss.

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Level 1 Diploma in Site Carpentry - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 3609-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9AM - 5PM Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £3000.00,
24+ £3000.00, Overseas £6000.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Experienced tutors familiar with industry requirements
  • Excellent workshop facilities and resources
  • Enterprise activities that will support you towards self employment
  • Industrial studies and Employability Studies that will help you to understand the vocational area and prepare for work 
  • Real life working environment with internal and external work areas
  • Guest speakers to offer an insight into the relevant trade
  • Work placement on an operational site
Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 4733-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9AM - 5PM Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £3500.00,
24+ £3500.00, Overseas £7000.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Real life working environment with internal and external work areas
  • Guest speakers from industry
  • Trips to visit working construction sites.
Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 3608-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9AM - 5PM Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £3000.00,
24+ £3000.00, Overseas £6000.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Learn to design and build houses and structures
  • Excellent workshop, resources and an outside are that offers a real working environment
  • Work placement as an element of your Study Programme
  • Guest speakers from the industry
  • Trips to visit working construction sites
Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 2547-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9AM - 5PM Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £3500.00,
24+ £3500.00, Overseas £7000.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Learn to design and build houses and structures from garden walls to skyscrapers
  • Real life working environment with internal and external work areas
  • Guest speakers from industry
  • Trips to visit working construction sites.
Construction Multiskills (Entry Level 3) - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 4969F-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-WED 12AM - 12AM Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include

Being multiskilled in 3 trade areas is a fantastic career advantage

Study Programme Outline

As a student you will engage in a Study Programme that consists of a number of elements that will consist of:

  • 3 Vocational qualification courses (Painting & Decorating, Brickwork and, Carpentry and Joinery)
  • English and maths (unless you have a grade C or above)
  • Work placement of 32 hours minimum
  • Industrial studies where you will learn of the wider industry and developments
  • Employability to assist in your career development
  • Project work
  • Personalised one-to-one tutorial

Within your 3 vocational courses you will broadly study health & safety relating to each trade area, an introduction to the use of basic hand tools and their uses and the materials that you will use, cleaning and maintenance and, standards of work and how each industry operates. You will also learn about members of the building team and how they work safely together. Additionally, you will learn how to communicate and work effectively with others, as well as learning basic building methods and construction technology. You will also get the chance to learn how to safely move and store materials.

All trades have the same knowledge content, that being

  • Health, safety and welfare
  • Technical information, quantities and communication
  • Knowledge of construction technology

Each trade has its individual key practical skills and knowledge content, that being:

Painting & Decorating

  • Prepare to Carry Out Painting
  • Painting Skills
  • Clear and Store Painting Tools and Equipment

Brickwork

  • Prepare to Carry Out Bricklaying
  • Bricklaying Skills
  • Clear and Store Bricklaying Tools and Equipment

Carpentry and Joinery

  • Prepare to Carry Out Carpentry and Joinery
  • Carpentry and Joinery Skills
  • Clear and Store Carpentry and Joinery Tools and Equipment.
Level 1 Painting & Decorating - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A217-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, 12AM - 12AM Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £1300.00,
24+ £1300.00, Overseas £2600.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include

Painting and Decorating is one of the most rewarding trades to get in to. On building jobs, you will be the last people to go into the property - so that the finishing touches leave it looking fabulous.

As a student you will engage in a Study Programme that consists of a number of elements:

  • Core vocational course (Painting & Decorating)
  • English and maths (unless you have a grade C or above)
  • Work placement of 32 hours minimum
  • Industrial studies where you will learn of the wider industry and developments
  • Employability to assist in your career development
  • Project work
  • Personalised one-to-one tutorial

Within your core vocational course you will broadly study an introduction to basic hand tools and their uses, cleaning and maintenance, basic painting and wall papering techniques and about the tools and materials that you will use. You will learn about members of the building team and how they work safely together.

Additionally, you will learn how to communicate and work effectively with others, as well as learning basic building methods and construction technology. You will also get the chance to learn how to safely move and store materials.

Level 2 Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A284-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, 12AM - 12AM Fees: 16-18 £, 19-23 £3000.00,
24+ £3000.00, Overseas £6000.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include

Information not currently available. Please call us.

Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: A285-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, 12AM - 12AM Fees: 16-18 £, 19-23 £3345.00,
24+ £3345.00, Overseas £3345.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include

Information not currently available. Please call us.

Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 2484-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9AM - 5PM Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Learn how to design and install wiring systems in houses, shops and industry
  • Real life working environment with internal and external work areas
  • Guest speakers from industry
  • Trips to visit working construction sites
  • Be involved in a trade which as constantly changing exciting technology.
Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installations - 11/09/2017
 
Course Code: 4839-1/1 Course Dates: 11/09/2017 - 22/06/2018 Course Hours: Full-Time, MON-FRI 9AM - 5PM Fees: 16-18 N/A, 19-23 £2000.00,
24+ £2000.00, Overseas £4000.00
Site: Innovation and Technology Centre
Highlights Include
  • Learn how to design and install wiring systems in houses, shops and industry
  • Real life working environment with internal and external work areas
  • Guest speakers from industry
  • Trips to visit working construction sites
  • Be involved in a trade which as constantly changing exciting technology.

Construction eCourses

eCourses
Big confidence boost
 
Course Code: EC111448 Fees: £40
5 Principles of Business Leadership
 
Course Code: EC112487 Fees: £40
Business Correspondence Training
 
Course Code: EC111879 Fees: £40
EasyType Typing Tutor
 
Course Code: EC112489 Fees: £40
How to write the perfect CV
 
Course Code: EC111443 Fees: £40
Customer Services
 
Course Code: EC112479 Fees: £40
CV & Interview Skills
 
Course Code: EC111445 Fees: £40
CV & Interview Skills + 7 CV and covering letter templates
 
Course Code: EC112234 Fees: £40
CV & Letter Templates
 
Course Code: EC111481 Fees: £40
CV- Builder
 
Course Code: EC111549 Fees: £20
How to Succeed at Graduate Interviews
 
Course Code: EC111452 Fees: £40
Letter Writing Course
 
Course Code: EC112490 Fees: £25
Job Skills Package
 
Course Code: EC111444 Fees: £80
Management Essentials Package
 
Course Code: EC112488 Fees: £80
Motivation & Teamwork
 
Course Code: EC112484 Fees: £40
Public Speaking for Success
 
Course Code: EC112534 Fees: £40
Redundancy Help Course
 
Course Code: EC111450 Fees: £40
Sales and Customer Service Skills Package
 
Course Code: EC112482 Fees: £80
Planning & Organisation
 
Course Code: EC112486 Fees: £40
Receptionist & Front of House Management level 2 Diploma
 
Course Code: EC112635 Fees: £80
Retail Banking Diploma
 
Course Code: EC112680 Fees: £80
Retail Management Diploma
 
Course Code: EC112669 Fees: £80
Social Media Skills & Employability Package
 
Course Code: EC112440 Fees: £250
Level 2 Office Management Diploma
 
Course Code: EC112627 Fees: £80
Level 2 Waxing Diploma
 
Course Code: EC112634 Fees: £80
Level 2 Diploma in Recruitment Consultancy
 
Course Code: EC112541 Fees: £80
Level 2 Executive PA Diploma
 
Course Code: EC112542 Fees: £80
Inbound Sales
 
Course Code: EC112480 Fees: £40
Graduate Interview Training, CV Builder and Templates Package
 
Course Code: EC112365 Fees: £40
Digital Photography Skills & Employability Package
 
Course Code: EC112443 Fees: £250
Employability Essentials Package
 
Course Code: EC112437 Fees: £250
Teaching Assistant Employability Package
 
Course Code: EC112445 Fees: £250
The Fuller CV - Professional CV Writing Services
 
Course Code: EC112556 Fees: £0
Outbound Sales
 
Course Code: EC112481 Fees: £40
Performance Management
 
Course Code: EC112485 Fees: £40
Project & Programme Management Employability Package
 
Course Code: EC112444 Fees: £250
World-renowned Andy Harrington’s Public Speaking Masterclass
 
Course Code: EC112018 Fees: £40
Brilliant Public Speaker
 
Course Code: EC111449 Fees: £40
Business Start-up Fundamentals
 
Course Code: EC112385 Fees: £250
Business Strategy
 
Course Code: EC112483 Fees: £40
CACHE Endorsed Advanced Conflict Management
 
Course Code: EC112780 Fees: £100
CACHE Endorsed An Introduction to Conflict Management
 
Course Code: EC112776 Fees: £150
CACHE Endorsed Appraisal Skills
 
Course Code: EC112777 Fees: £100
CACHE Endorsed Communication Skills
 
Course Code: EC112784 Fees: £100
CACHE Endorsed Produce Minutes
 
Course Code: EC112775 Fees: £100
CACHE Endorsed Supporting Remote Teams
 
Course Code: EC112785 Fees: £100
CACHE Endorsed Time Management
 
Course Code: EC112779 Fees: £150
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