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Building Futures Pre-Apprenticeship in Construction

Are you aged between 16 and 18 years old and not in education, employment or training?

If so, you can apply for our Building Futures Pre-Apprenticeship in Construction. 

As well as working towards a vocational qualification in construction, you’ll also gain experience within a professional pre-college environment which is very different to school.


What do we do?

Preston Vocational Centre has a well-established and good reputation for providing vocational training in construction, with high quality pastoral support, to young people in Lancashire since 2009. 


We provide opportunities that develop character traits and behaviours to support young people with gaining skills and confidence for building a positive future.  Our Centre ethos promotes a secure, supportive and positive environment which gives everyone a sense of feeling respected and valued.


What will you study as part of this qualification?

This practical BTEC course is an ideal basis for developing construction skills.  It provides an engaging and relevant introduction to the world of construction, preparing young people for a range of trades within the construction industry that includes:

  • Bricklaying
  • Plastering
  • Joinery and Carpentry
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Manual Handling
  • Health and Safety in Construction


What qualification do we offer?

BTEC Level 1 in Construction


Moving on…

As part of our programme, we will support young people with applying for an apprenticeship, further education, training, or employment. Although we cannot guarantee a permanent position at the end of the programme, we provide young people with transferable skills, a qualification and valuable experience that will benefit their future career.  Achievement of a level 1 qualification will give young people the opportunity to apply directly on to level 2 vocational courses or apprenticeships with their chosen provider.