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Construction Apprenticeships

We offer a wide range of professional City & Guilds courses and apprenticeships

The Building and Construction Department of the College caters for those people wishing to gain qualifications, experience and expertise in the trade areas of the building industry. The college is able to offer training in the main trade areas of Electrotechnical Installations, Carpentry & Joinery, Plumbing, Trowel Trades.

All courses are linked to the States Registered Apprenticeships Scheme which is administered by our Apprenticeship Officer (apprenticeships@gcfe.net). Students traditionally follow a five-year apprenticeship with a local employer who is a member of the Scheme. Over the period of the apprenticeship students will undertake a number of City & Guilds examinations in order to gain the minimum of a Level 2 qualification. Most students manage to gain Level 3 Advanced Diploma qualifications with some continuing on after the five year period to study the CIOB course in site management. (Details of the delivery of this course will be made in the next year it is run).

Students following Construction courses usually attend one day a week at the college. Approximately 60% of their time at the college will be spent following practical tasks with the remainder of the day taken up with theoretical studies.

Students who require learning support can obtain this through our Learning Support or Skills Development teams.

  • Plumbing & Heating

    Apprenticeship Length

     Up to 5 years

    Level

    2/3

    Next Enrolment

    August 2018, Les Ozouets Campus

    Entry requirements

    Other criteria

    Employed as an apprentice. Maths and English are important to this course and students may need to develop these skills as the course progresses.

    The Plumbing and heating course is a City and Guilds course which starts at Level 2 and progresses through to Level 3. Learners cover aspects of plumbing and heating, with a focus on more modern methods. There are elements of leadwork covered on the course in addition to the course material.

    The course takes place over 4 years, with an extra year of work-based training to bring the apprenticeship length to 5 years, after which apprentices completing the course and training aspect to an appropriate level will be signed off.

  • Trowel Trades & Stonemasonry

    Apprenticeship Length

    Up to 5 years

    Level

    1/3

    Next Enrolment

    August 2018, Les Ozouets Campus

    Entry requirements

    Other criteria

    Employed as an apprentice. Maths and English are important to this course and students may need to develop these skills as the course progresses.

     

    The Trowel Trades course is a City & Guilds course which starts at Level 1 and progresses through to level 3. Learners cover all aspects of the Trowel trades and in addition, learn aspects of Stonemasonry which are not covered on the course, due to Guernsey’s reliance on stonework in the industry.

    Trowel trades and Stonemasonry apprentices will be completing the same modules in their time at College. The course has previously been carried out over 5 years, though there is a possibility the training may be carried out in 4 years due to a change in course material, though the number of work-based training years will remain at 5 in order to complete an apprenticeship.

    The College also runs a CIOB course in Site Management, which is an extra option for apprentices in this field to complete as an extra year. The CIOB course provides apprentices with the skills to run and manage a site, and may be of interest.

  • Carpentry & Joinery

    Course length

    4 years

    Apprenticeship Length

    4 years

    Level

    2/3

    Next Enrolment

    August 2018, Les Ozouets Campus

    Entry requirements

    Other criteria

    Employed as an apprentice. Maths and English are important to this course and students may need to develop these skills as the course progresses.

     

    The Carpentry and Joinery course is a City & Guilds course which starts at Level 2 and progresses to Level 3. Learners cover aspects of both Carpentry and Joinery, spending 3 terms on each in their second and third year. In their fourth year, they will take either Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery to Advanced level. Usually, apprentices employed in a joinery capacity will complete both years, and achieve Level 3 in Carpentry and Joinery (carpenters only do the Level 3 in Site Carpentry).

    The College also runs a CIOB course in Site Management, which is an extra option for apprentices in this field to complete either as their fifth year, or as an extra year, after completing the Scheme. The CIOB course provides apprentices with the skills to run and manage a site, and is traditionally of interest to Carpenters.

  • Electrotechnical Installations

    Course length

    5 years

    Apprenticeship Length

    5 years

    Level

    3

    Next Enrolment

    August 2018, Les Ozouets Campus

    Entry requirements

    Other criteria

    Employed as an apprentice. Maths GCSE at grade B is recommended.

     

    The Electrical course is a City and Guilds course which also includes the on-site verification required for full certification. The course is at Level 3 standard throughout for 5 years, with 4 ½ years spent covering for the Level 3 Certificate in Electrotechnical installations, and the remainder of the 5th year spent on the Award in requirements for Electrical Installations.

    This course may require evening attendance in the later years on the course.

  • Painting & Decorating

    Apprenticeship Length

    Up to 5 years

    Level

    1/2/3

    Next Enrolment

    August 2018, Les Ozouets Campus

    Entry requirements

    Other criteria

    Employed as an apprentice. Maths and English are important to this course and students may need to develop these skills as the course progresses.