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Construction

We have outstanding workshops for all the trades we cover in Dearne Valley College.

As a Construction student at Dearne Valley College, you will have access to a wide variety of trade-based workshops that reflect real working environments.

Equipment

We house industry-standard equipment designed to help you build the skills and confidence needed to hit the ground running in the Construction industry.

You will have access to workshops tailored to:

  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Electrical Installation
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing

Skills students will learn

In our purpose-built workshops, you will be able to learn a variety of in-demand skills in a range of Construction specialisms, such as:

Bricklaying

– Walls (solid, cavity, and piers)
– Brick bonding
– Trowel skills
– Decorative fireplaces and chimney stacks

Carpentry and Joinery
– Timber (technology, flooring and roofing techniques)
– Modern truss
– Kitchen fitting
– Building partition walls
– Fitting door linings and doors

Electrical Installation
– Wiring installations and terminations
– Fabrication techniques
– Environmental and sustainable measure in domestic dwellings

Plastering
– Fixing sheet materials
– Preparing background surfaces and mix
– Applying plaster materials
– Casting and fixing
– Laying sand and cement screeds

Painting and Decorating
– Decorative finished
– Paint systems
– Construction technology

Plumbing
– Pipe fabrication (Copper, low carbon, plastic)
– Hot and cold-water system installation and maintenance techniques
– Domestic systems (rainwater, drainage)

Health and Safety

The workshop at Dearne Valley College is a safe and clean environment, where every student and member of staff undertakes continuous health and safety training. This includes a health and safety induction and training before using specialised equipment and tools. Students are also expected to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), which includes safety boots and high visibility vests.

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