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“Since he started studying at your skills centre he has completely changed his attitude to learning. There is a marked improvement both at home and at school.”
Danny Judges
schools City & Guilds programme
FST trains young people at school (aged 14-16) and after school (aged 16+) to gain skills and knowledge in construction trades, providing practical (including carpentry, painting & decorating, plumbing, tiling, etc) training with information and advice about working in the construction industry and the progression routes available.
Courses available include both accredited and unaccredited running from 1 day to 2 years depending on the student’s individual needs and the schools requirements. We also work with various agencies to give taster training to young people not in work or education.

Under the Foundation Learning tier we offer the City & Guilds level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Basic Construction Skills and can include Functional Skills. This programme generally runs over 1 – 2 years though we would be happy to discuss your particular requirements.

We can offer short courses as unaccredited taster programmes (with an in-house certificate) or accredited programmes including First Aid, Manual Handling and Health & Safety.
Flower Skills would be only too pleased to discuss designing and delivering a bespoke training programme at our dedicated training centre, or another location.
Schools accredited programme:
City & Guilds Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Basic Construction Skills and Functional Skills
Length of programme:
2 years for year 10’s
1 years for year 11’s
Course overview:
The Basic construction Skills qualifications provide basic training in construction trades. The qualification sizes provide more choice and flexibility for learners. The core construction trades are covered including Basic Plastering, Carpentry, Joinery, and Painting and Decorating.

This qualification meets the needs of candidates who wish to work or pursue a career in various trades of the Construction sector. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required while developing knowledge and understanding needed for the Level 1 Award / Certificate / Diploma in Basic Construction Skills.
Functional Skills:
These are the fundamental applied skills in English, mathematics and information and communication technology (ICT) that help people to gain the most from life, learning and work. They are suitable for learners of all ages, and will be delivered with in the construction training.

The qualification is credit based. The candidate will need to obtain relevant credits while completing assessments. This enables the qualification to be customised to the individual student interests and abilities within each trade. Minimum Credits required for the Award is 8 while 37 are required for the Level 1 Diploma

Functional Skills in English and Mathematics as appropriate to the level of the individual student.
     Short Courses: (Accredited)
Emergency Life Support Certificate
Length of programme:
1 day
The group size for the programme is between 10 – 12 students, though smaller group sizes will be considered.
Course overview:
At the end of the course the student will understand the need to manage a casualty who is injured or suffers a serious illness, while waiting for more qualified medical help to arrive.
• How to administer C.P.R
• The A.B.C of breathing
• The correct procedure of contacting the emergency services
• How to deal with minor injuries
• How to complete an accident book
CIEH level 2 Award in Manual Handling – Principles
and Practice
Length of programme:
1 day
The group size for the programme is between 10 – 12 students, though smaller group sizes will be considered.
Course overview:
Candidates who successfully complete the training will understand:
• That manual handling operations can be hazardous to health.
• How manual handling operations can cause injury and harm.
• The scope of legal requirements with regard to manual handling operations in the workplace.
• The process for assessing risks from manual handling and the factors that need to be considered in a manual handling risk assessment.
• The mechanics of movement.
• How to assess, plan, prepare and conduct manual handling operations.
And will cover:
• Introduction to the principles of manual handling
• Manual handling hazards
• Legislation and guidance
• Manual handling risk assessment and controls
• Manual Handling techniques
     Examples of Short Courses: (Unaccredited)
Example Taster Programme:
The programme is designed to introduce students to a number of different construction skills so that they can understand the full range of training available. As part of the taster sessions the students will be able to experience a number of trades depending on the amount of time spent on the programme.
Modules can include:
• Basic workshop Health and Safety
• Introduction to Painting and Decorating
• Introduction to Tiling
• Introduction to Carpentry
• Introduction to Plastering
• Team Building exercise
Get in touch with us to get your
course started:
020 8305 5050
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