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Skills Bootcamp in Construction Multi-Trade

Kickstart your career in the Construction industry with this FREE 6-week Skills Bootcamp.
6 weeks
Greater Manchester SkillCentre, Trafford Park

Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to a guaranteed interview with a local employer.

This training has been made possible and is free to individuals thanks to Greater Manchester Combined Authority securing funding for Skills Bootcamps, forming part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and funded through the Department of Education’s National Skills Fund.

When does the course start?

Start date:

  • 24 January 2024


Attendance is required 2 days per week.

What does the course cover?

Week 1

  • Health, safety, and welfare in the workplace
  • Legislation requirements
  • Recognising hazards
  • Working responsibly
  • Joinery: Measuring, cutting, installation, removal and replace

Week 2

  • Tiling and painting: Preparing work area, surface identification, use of brushes, tiling, repair and renew
  • Bricklaying: Repair and masonry structures Level 3, understanding materials

Week 3

  • Bricklaying: Safe use of tools, safety checks, mixing & repair methods, remove and renew masonry and safe working

Week 4

  • Plastering: Preparing materials and application
  • Level 3 Fundamentals of Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Week 5

  • Plumbing: Identifying faults and replacing fixtures, pipes and water systems
  • Level 3 Fundamentals of Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Week 6

  • Soft skills: CV updating, interview techniques and employability skills
  • Employer interview
  • Progression opportunities
What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course however, you must be eligible for funding to apply, please see the section below - Fully Funded Entry Criteria. 

Fully Funded Entry Criteria

Our Skills Bootcamps are fully funded for anyone aged 19+ who is:

  • Employed either full-time or part-time
  • Unemployed
  • Self-employed
  • A serving prisoner due to be released within 6 months of completion of a Skills Bootcamp and those on temporary release