The foundation in construction and building services engineering programme provides a broad introduction to construction and the built environment. It has been developed for individuals working in or intending to work in these sectors.
This qualification, aimed at learners in the further education sector, will enable learners to go on to study a range of other level two or three construction and building services engineering courses relevant to their trade interest area.
The programme allows students to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the construction industry.
This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of students enabling them to progress into the industry in their chosen craft. The programme has been specifically developed for delivery in a modern training environment. The course is delivered by highly qualified and experienced staff using modern facilities.As part of the programme learners will also complete essential or basic skills. Opportunities will also be provided to take GCSEs in Welsh, English and mathematics and for Welsh language development
All learners will complete six mandatory core units which holistically cover:
In addition to these units, learners will complete two trade units to spend additional time learning, which will include planning, performing and evaluating common tasks. The qualification equips learners with a broad, cross-cutting understanding of the sector, enabling them to make informed decisions about their own development. Also see section on available options.
The Foundation in Construction and Building Services Engineering (Level 2) qualification enables learners to begin to develop their:
On completion, the qualification will provide a broad foundational knowledge across the construction and built environment industry as well as introductory knowledge and skills in two trade areas. The qualification provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to progress on to further study, such as:
To achieve this qualification, learners must complete:
Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation and Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment
Note: All applicants will also need to attend a successful interview. Applicants should also have an interest in the chosen craft and evidence of practical ability would be an advantage.
Students will be required to source and purchase their own personal protective equipment (PPE) which comprises safety boots, safety glasses, hard hat and hi-vis.
Students are also required to purchase their own stationery and there may also be additional costs if the department arranges educational visits.
All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £25 prior to enrolment.
Coleg Ceredigion is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08725643 and is a registered charity No. 1154557.
The registered office is at Park Place, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1AB