Get into construction with new course

24th November 2014 9:48am - Return to press releases

Get into construction with new course

People looking to secure a job in the rapidly growing construction industry can learn essential skills immediately in a new East Riding College course which starts in January.
The Level Two Diploma in Civil Engineering is available at the Bridlington campus and will gear learners up for site working in housing developments and civil engineering projects.
It will give them practical skills and theoretical knowledge in laying drainage and drainage systems, concreting and the various concrete finishes, paving and brickwork, setting out, surveying and transferring of levels as well as teaching the principles of safe working practices which are so important to working in construction. Learners under 18 and those who are claiming benefits will be able to study for free.

Tutor Dave Symonds said: “The course is perfect for anyone who wants to work in construction and we have a long list of people who have completed it and gone directly into industry.
“From the last class alone, which finished in August, we have people already working for major employers, in apprenticeships and working away on a major electrical installation contract.”
He added: “The skills you learn on the course are essentially the cornerstone of a career in the civil engineering sector and will stand you in good stead to gain employment in it and related industries.
“The construction industry is growing rapidly now and firms are crying out for skilled staff to work on the major housing and civil engineering projects you can see taking place locally and nationally.”

The course is based at the campus in St Mary’s Walk, Bridlington, and starts in January. It lasts for 23 weeks, with learners attending two-and-a-half days a week. To speak to a tutor or to enrol, call 0845 120 0037 or drop into the campus.

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For more information about this press release, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 390720 or email matthew.croshaw@eastridingcollege.ac.uk