The Eric Wright Learning Foundation offers a range of BTEC courses which provide an introduction to working in the construction industry and offer access for further study and apprenticeships.
The following courses are currently available at the Eric Wright Learning Foundation as part day release from school:
- BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Construction
- BTEC Level 1 Extended Certificate in Construction
- BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Construction
- BTEC Level 2 First Award in Construction and the Built Environment
- BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment
Each of these courses involves practical skills in joinery, painting and decorating and brickwork, allowing students to gain experience in a range of practical life skills.
These qualifications have been designed to help learners understand aspects of the construction industry and the skills required to work successfully in the industry.
They also enable learners to enhance their English and mathematical competence in relevant, applied scenarios and support learners' development of transferable interpersonal skills, including working with others, problem-solving, independent study, and personal, learning and thinking skills
Learners will gain skills, knowledge and understanding through a wide range of practical activities and will also develop their employability skills and provide them with a route through education that has clear progression pathways into further study or an apprenticeship.