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Work Preparation for Building and Construction for Speakers of Other Languages

Course Code: AICI-ESOL

Level: E
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time, Short course
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: 8 weeks

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About the course

Do you want to improve your English and learn a new skill at the same time? On this course, you’ll learn basic skills for building and construction work in a supportive and friendly environment that will help you get to grips with industry terms and phrases. This course is ideal for those who are keen to begin a career in construction but may be worried about joining an industry in their second language. It will provide you a solid foundation from which you can move onto higher level courses of specialise in a trade such as plumbing, bricklaying or decorating.

Please note; this course is aimed at student for whom English is not their first language. If this does not apply to you, please see our alternative course option.

What you'll learn

This course will cover four main areas to give you an overview of the construction trade;

  • responsible working practice
  • personal presentation in the workplace
  • pipework skills
  • plastering operations.
Entry requirements

You will need to have entry level 2 functional skills in English in order to be successful on this course.


There will be two practical assessments and two short, written exams.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

This course is aimed at those who are interested in beginning a career in the construction industry and who have English as their second language.


Course Code: AICI-ESOL

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18
19 - 23 (Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.