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This is a one-year programme COMMENCING September each year which will allow you to build confidence, upskill your qualifications and gain practical experience in either the Construction Industry or Catering Industry.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10113

Campus: Downpatrick, Newtownards

Study Type: Full-Time

Education Level Further Education

Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Full-Time Downpatrick
29/08/2022
Full-Time Newtownards
29/08/2022

Course Overview

For the duration of the programme you will have a personal mentor to guide and support you.

Candidates over 18 years of age, in receipt of Universal Credit, will be allowed to retain their benefit during the duration of the programme.

Candidates under 18 years of age can apply for EMA.

Candidates who are aged under 19 on 1 July 2021 can apply for a Travel Pass.  Full details on eligibility can be found at FE Transport Application

Course Modules

You will gain one of the following qualifications:

OCN NI Level 1 Certificate in Vocational Skills, which includes the following modules:

Building & Construction Skills - Newtownards Campus

  • Bricklaying: Constructing a half brick wall
  • Developing Carpentry Hands skills
  • Plastering
  • Construction drawing skills
  • Teamwork Skills in Practice
  • Exploring Employment Opportunities
  • Take Part in Vocational Taster

OR

Catering & Hospitality - Downpatrick Campus

  • Food & Drink service
  • Maintaining Handle and Clean knives
  • Food preparation & Cooking
  • Teamwork Skills in Practice
  • Exploring Employment Opportunities
  • Take Part in Vocational Taster

Essential Skills up to Level 2 (Newtownards & Downpatrick):

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Industry recognised qualifications:

  • CSR
  • Food Hygiene

Ideal If:

You want to sample various parts of industry whilst gaining qualifications and you enjoy practical work.

You'll Learn:

Job searching tools and techniques; have the confidence to use them and become work ready

You'll Love:

Practical hands on work experience plus the support of your own mentor.

You'll Progress:

On completion of the programme your personal mentor will continue to support you on your journey into vocational training programmes, further education or employment.

You'll Need:

There are no formal entry requirements but students should be interested in pursuing a career in the construction industry, catering industry or industry of your choice.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

This course is ideal if you are wanting to pursue a career as a Civil Engineer in the Construction Industry.

Pearson BTEC HND in Construction and the Built Environment (Construction - Management)

This HND Construction Management course is a recognised Higher Education qualification, allowing students to progress to employment or Level 6.

Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Full-Time Downpatrick
29/08/2022
Full-Time Newtownards
29/08/2022

Enquiries Information

For more information or help with this course send us an enquiry and a member of our team will get back in touch.

Further Education

Further Education

If you have just completed your GCSEs, Further Education is most likely the option for you. FE covers qualifications from entry to higher level qualifications such as Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, NVQ, BTEC and Apprenticeships.

Explore Further Education

Available Sessions

The following sessions are available to apply for:

Course Type Title Campus Start Spaces Fee
FT
FE
College Connect
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Downpatrick

29/08/2022

17

FT
FE
College Connect
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Newtownards

29/08/2022

20+

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