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The Construction industry in the UK is one of the largest in the country’s economy, employing 3.1 million people, or more than 9 percent of the population. Projected to grow by 8.5% and be worth £237 billion by 2024, now is a better time than ever to consider a career in the industry.

That’s why Cheshire College offers a diverse, broad range of different courses, so you will be able to build your future in the best way that suits you.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art Construction facilities consisting of industry standard equipment and bespoke workshops for training in areas such as plumbing, boiler installations, electrical installations, carpentry and joinery.

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Courses available in Step Forward

Step into Employability

This course focuses on the different employability skills that can support you in securing a job. You will learn about the different ways to search for a job, produce a professional CV and how to approach different interview techniques that are used by a wide range of employers.

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Award in Construction Skills (Carpentry & Joinery)

This course focuses on an introduction to the carpentry skills required in the construction industry. You will learn about health and safety in construction, fixing architraves and skirtings and constructing sub mortice and tenon joints.

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Award in Construction Skills (Bricklaying)

This course focuses on an introduction to the bricklaying skills required in the construction industry. You will learn about health and safety in construction and how to construct half brick walling.

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Award in Construction Skills (Plastering)

This course focuses on an introduction to the plastering skills required in the construction industry. You will learn about health and safety in construction, how to correctly prepare background surfaces and apply render coats.

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Award in Construction Skills (Painting & Decorating)

This course focuses on an introduction to the painting and decorating skills required in the construction industry. You will learn about health and safety in construction and the different painting techniques currently used.

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Navigate the Jobs Market

This course follows on from the Level 1 Employability Skills Programme. We will focus in more detail on the importance of understanding what online profiles are, effective job searching and the different ways to apply for a job in a confident and professional manner.

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NVQ Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

This course is focused on providing the introductory knowledge and skills in carpentry and joinery. Once you have completed this course, you will be able to progress on to becoming skilled in the trade, or to progress through to an Apprenticeship. In order to complete this qualification, you must either volunteer or work in a suitable setting to support your learning.

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NVQ Diploma in Plumbing

This course is focused on the basic plumbing training required if you wish to begin working within the industry. In order to complete this qualification, you must either volunteer or work in a suitable setting to support your learning.

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Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

This course looks at raising awareness of mental health. As UK employers, particularly within the health and social care sector, are increasingly interested in their staff having a clear understanding of mental health illnesses, this qualification aims to support this by covering the different types of mental health illnesses and how to effectively support individuals that are suffering from them

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Courses available in Step Up

Prepare to Deliver Excellent Customer Service

This course covers the basic elements of how to deliver an excellent customer service experience. You will learn how to deal with queries and problems in a professional manner, communicate appropriately with customers and understand the current legislation and regulations within hospitality organisations.

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First Aid Programme

This course is a mixture of both practical and theory. You will learn how to examine a casualty, use a defibrillator, familiarise yourself with basic life support and learn how to control bleeding and trauma.

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Health and Safety Award

This course focuses on introducing the basic principles of health and safety, including hazards and risks within the workplace.

 

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Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

This course looks at raising awareness of mental health. As UK employers, particularly within the health and social care sector, are increasingly interested in their staff having a clear understanding of mental health illnesses, this qualification aims to support this by covering the different types of mental health illnesses and how to effectively support individuals that are suffering from them.

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GDPR Induction

This course focuses on the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that came into effect in Europe on 25th May 2018. By completing the course, you will gain a greater understanding of GDPR, including how to apply its principles in your work and how it safeguards the rights of individuals in relation to data collection and management.

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Manual Handling Safety at Work

This course looks to support employees responsible for transporting heavy loads by hand (including lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving). You will also learn how to carry out comprehensive manual handling risk assessments in the workplace.

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Stress Management

This course will provide you with the knowledge required to fully understand the impact stress can have and the key issues surrounding stress. It will raise your awareness of the harmful effects stress can have on individuals and those closest to them. The course is ideal if you would like more information on this subject for personal reasons, or if you would like to work with and support individuals with stress. UK employers reported that 12.5 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17, therefore learning to manage stress can have a significant, positive effect on your mental well-being.

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Building Stakeholder Relationships using Effective Communication

The focus of this course is to identify and understand stakeholders’ needs, know the purpose and benefits of building relationships with different stakeholder groups, and the methods of communicating with them to achieve results.

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COSHH Risk Assessment

This course is for anyone who has to carry out Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) risk assessments in the workplace. You will learn how to identify risks and the control measures needed, and ensure that staff understand how to work safely with hazardous substances.

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Leading and Motivating a Team

This course will look at the knowledge required to understand how to lead and motivate a successful team. You will learn how to effectively communicate, different motivational techniques and different ways to develop your team.

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Award in Computer Aided Design (2D CAD)

This qualification is for you if you have some experience in computing, perhaps in construction, manufacturing or engineering design, and want to increase your knowledge and skills to improve your career. The course will look at how to start using and navigate AutoCAD to produce accurate sketches and 2D drawings. It is a practical course where you learn by completing workbooks and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

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Award in Parametric Modelling (3D)

Once you have developed skills in CAD then the natural progression is onto parametric modelling of 2D shapes into 3D. The course will build on the principles learned in 2D CAD and develop further knowledge in the principles of the 3D drawing environment, in terms of hardware, software and physical surroundings, and the typical composition and application of a 3D modelling system.

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Award in Carpentry and Joinery

This Level 1 course introduces the learner to carpentry and joinery skills and techniques. It will enable you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in carpentry or joinery. You will learn how to produce basic woodworking joints and safely use various hand and power tools. Progression from this course is to the Carpentry and Joinery Diploma at Level 1.

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