Before the course I was doing retail work – night shift. I did some building work but was being held back because of the CSCS card – or lack of it. I always wanted to work in construction but it was not working out.
The course was oh, so much more than I expected. I found that the tutors and staff helped all the way, taking time to explain points that I did not necessarily understand in a way that made sense. The staff helped me to understand what I could achieve.
What am I doing now? I could not believe it, but 2 days after passing the CSCS test I got offered a job on site as a labourer. This was even before my card had arrived.
Next? I want to come back for the plastering courses to improve my qualification. I would love to find an apprenticeship so that I can become a qualified tradesperson. Plumbing or dry-lining would be great.
You have no idea, this has been more beneficial to my future than anyone could ever know.Hasan - In2Construction learner
In2Construction (incl. CSCS)
Qualification: City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Construction Skills + CSCS
Length of course: 3 weeks
Our "In 2 Construction" course is a 3 week programme that covers basic construction skills in up to 2 different trades, combined with health & safety training to make sure that you are safe on site. Successful candidates will leave with a City & Guilds level 1 Award in Construction Skills, together with a City & Guilds health & safety qualification and the CSCS test and card. Ideal if you are looking to get work in the industry.
The course is free to adults aged 19 or over on 31 August 2020 and who are in receipt of an eligible benefit (such as Universal Credit). Plese contact us for more details and for costs if you are not entitled to study for free.
CSCS training and test
Qualification: The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card
Length of course: 1 day