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Construction & the Built Environment

Construction & The Built Environment

Wirral Met College can help you achieve your ambition to become a bricklayer, carpenter, electrician, painter & decorator, plasterer or plumber. Or, if you would like to become an architect, project manager or site supervisor, take a look at our study programmes which will help prepare you for university.

We offer excellent facilities, with a brand new campus dedicated to Construction and the Built Environment, incorporating industry standard workshops. You will develop your skills with the support of tutors who are experts in their field. Wirral Met College’s excellent links with employers will help you gain the practical work experience to prepare you for getting jobs and apprenticeships.

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Brickwork

Brickwork

Studying brickwork could lead to a variety of careers routes in the construction industry. You could be working with building contractors and local authorities, or as a sub-contractor for a building company. With experience, you could progress to a site supervisor or construction management.

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Carpentry

Carpentry

Carpenters and joiners construct, erect, install and repair wooden structures and fittings used in internal and external frameworks. To become a carpenter or joiner, you will need good maths skills for measuring and working out angles and the ability to follow technical drawings and plans.

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Electrical

Electrical

Electricians and electrical fitters assemble parts in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, and install, maintain, and repair electrical plant, machinery, appliances and wiring. You will develop your skills and experience in the specialist electrical installation workshop facilities.

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Introduction to Construction Trades

Introduction to Construction Trades

If you are not quite sure which trade you would like to learn, this course allows you to try out various construction crafts in our specialist workshops. Our staff are skilled, friendly and will support you throughout your studies.

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Painting, Design & Decoration

Painting, Design & Decoration

Painters and decorators use a range of coverings to enhance and protect surfaces. To be a painter and decorator, you should have good practical and creative skills. You will need to be able to work carefully and pay attention to detail and sometimes you will need a good head for heights.

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Plastering

Plastering

Plasterers apply different kinds of plaster to internal walls and ceilings so that they are ready for decorating. You could also see yourself covering outside walls with coating such as sand, cement, render or pebble dash. You will need maths skills, be physically fit and able to work as part of a team.

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Plumbing & Gas

Plumbing & Gas

Plumbers are responsible for fitting, servicing and repairing hot and cold water systems and heating systems in homes and businesses, including working with gas fires and cookers. You will need to have good problem solving skills and the ability to follow technical plans for a job in plumbing.

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Professional Studies

Professional Studies

Construction is used to describe a variety of trades and career choices, which can lead to senior technical and management positions. You will develop your theoretical knowledge and understanding with the of our professionally qualified and experienced tutors.

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