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We're paint pot people...

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Would you like to support young people in Preston and the surrounding area?

Supporting us is a fantastic opportunity to fulfil your corporate social responsibilities with a local charity making a big difference to young people in the area.

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Moving on Programme

Students bricklayingAre you over 16, not in education, employment or training? If so, you can apply for our Building Futures Pre-Apprenticeship in Construction!

What is a Pre-Apprenticeship?

If you're not quite ready for an apprenticeship or college course, or if you feel undecided about which route to take for a career in construction, then this practical based programme could be for you...

What will I learn on the programme?

You will learn several construction skills, such as, Bricklaying, Plastering, Plumbing, Painting & Decorating, Carpentry & Joinery, Health and Safety in Construction and Building Maintenance. This is learnt through hands on, practical work, in a workshop environment to give you the opportunity to progress onto an apprenticeship, job, further training or volunteering opportunities. 

How long is the programme? 

The duration of the programme is one year. 

What are the start dates?

September and November

What qualification will I get at the end of it?

You will get a Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Construction (QCF)

How am I assessed? 

It is an ongoing assessment - that means there is no exam. 

What are the entry requirements?

There is no formal entry requirements. However, you will be interviewed and given a short online functional skills assessment to determine the level you're working at. 

 *This course is funded by European funding! European social funding logo

If you want to hear more about this fantastic opportunity, get in touch with Kerry or Martin on 01772 880 680 or info@prestonvocationalcentre.co.uk and sign up with us today. 

If you want to know what else is on offer at the centre, click here.