Engineering and Construction Courses

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN HOME RENOVATION Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate Modules icon 9 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Have you ever dreamed of renovating your own home? With this extensive course, you can learn more about home and garden renovation. Study nine, 100 hour modules looking at horticulture, healthy buildings, masonry, carpentry and much.

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Building Renovation Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Trades Skills are in Demand

Some people will do this course with a view to working in construction - perhaps as a handyman or property manager; or maybe something beyond that.

This is an excellent starter course, to teach you the basics of a wide variety of building skills, laying a foundation to build on, whether through work experience, further studies, or both.  For others, this is a course that can enable you to carry out at least some of your own building renovation work - avoiding an unnecessary wait to get a tradesman (let alone saving you unnecessary expense).

Learn to evaluate, prioritise and plan the renovation of a building or part of a building; then enact that plan by either undertaking the work or managing the work, or both.

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Carpentry Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online

Woodwork and Carpentry course - Study by Distance Learning - Special Offer Currently available.

This is a very solid introduction to carpentry techniques. It provides an understanding of most aspects of carpentry that are important for developing practical skills as a handyman, landscaper, property manager, farmer or other such situations.

Learn about working with wood in landscaping, building construction, furniture making, fencing or any other application.

This course is not a substitute for the practical instruction one might obtain over a long apprenticeship, internship or other such experience; but it does provide a balanced and broad understanding of wood work; exploring the broad range of applications; and in doing so, complements and enhances the development of your knowledge about carpentry.

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Engineering Applications (Engineering II) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

EXPAND YOUR ENGINEERING KNOW - HOW

This course complements Engineering I, developing skills to apply appropriate and innovative engineering solutions, to improve efficiency and productivity in agriculture and horticulture.  This course covers: surveying, earthworks, water management, environmental control (eg. heating, cooling, ventilation, etc.), fencing, chemical applications, merchandising manual tasks, improving engineering efficiency/operations and developing engineering solutions to different workplace tasks/problems.

Pre-requisites

A basic understanding of Engineering function is assumed, equivalent to Engineering I.

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Foundation Diploma in Property Management Duration icon 1000 hours Qualification icon Foundation Diploma Modules icon 13 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Learn to  Manage Properties Better

  • Interiors and exteriors
  • Construction from masonry to carpentry
  • Landscapes, and more
     
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Machinery and Equipment (Engineering I) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

UNDERSTAND BASIC ENGINEERING FOR WORK APPLICATIONS

Be an Asset to Your Workplace: Learn to manage and use tools and machinery for the agriculture and horticulture industries

This introductory subject aims to develop your ability to manage the selection, operation and maintenance of tools and machinery, with particular reference to professional gardening, horticulture and agriculture. Learn the use and operation of tools, equipment and machines to keep them running smoothly. 

Lesson include: engine operation; hydraulics; machinery components; hand tools; power tools; tractors; equipment maintenance; specific workplace requirements and more.

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Masonry Work Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Learn to work with brick, stone and concrete

Find out how to lay foundations and construct permanent features out of hard materials. Study this course to learn:

  • Different types of materials and techniques used to create buildings, interior and exterior building features, and landscape features.
  • How to repair and finish masonry work.
  • How to undertake a practical masonry project.

This is a course for people involved with property management, maintenance or construction. It is applicable to commercial and residential construction, as well as landscape construction.

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Materials Technology Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Learn about the science and technology of materials used to make things. including metals, non metals, ceramics, composites and more.
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Mechanics Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

This course lays a foundation for understanding and working with all machines.

Each lesson builds upon what you learnt in the previous ones, gradually expanding your awareness and understanding of how and where engines can be used to power machines, and how different types of machines function.

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Painting & Decorating Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Study How to Paint, Wallpaper and Decorate Walls and Floors using a Range of Finishes  

Painting and decorating is much more skilled than many people realise. A lot of mistakes that novices make are concerned with poor preparation or making the wrong choices when it comes to materials. It is also easy to use tools incorrectly or select the wrong tool for the job.

This course covers what you need to know to attempt any painting or decorating job including how to do it, what tools to use, what pitfalls to avoid, and tips for creating quality finishes.  

Learn how to professionally prepare and finish indoor or outdoor surfaces using a variety of finishes including paints, stains, tiles, panels, wallpaper, and varnishes. 

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Qualification - Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Construction Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate Modules icon 10 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Develop sustainable construction techniques.

Start at any time to suit you.

This course teaches students a range of construction skills including carpentry and masonry. The inclusion of studies in healthy buildings also helps students to develop awareness of how construction choices can influence the health of building inhabitants. 

At a time when climate change and environmental degradation are key issues, the onus is on people in all walks of life to make more informed decisions about what they do to care for the future of the planet.

This course provides ideas for people in the construction industry to think more carefully and choose wisely.

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Qualification - Associate Diploma in Home Renovation Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma Modules icon 15 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Train in home renovation

Would you like to renovate homes and gardens. This extensive course offers training in home and garden renovation. There are 15 one hundred hour modules making up the course.

Study the course by distance learning supported by our excellent tutors.

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Qualification - Certificate in Building Renovation Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Learn to Renovate buildings

  • Buy an old home and renovate to add value
  • Modernise your own home and make it more relevant to your families needs
  • Update an office or industrial building to make it a better fit for purpose
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Qualification - Certificate in Construction Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Modules icon 7 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Get a foundation to work in the Construction Industry
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Qualification - Diploma in Home Renovation Duration icon 2100 hours Qualification icon Diploma Modules icon 19 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Make an investment in future with this home renovation course. Learn how to renovate homes and gardens. The beauty of the course is that you can continue working while you learn. Earn while you learn. Develop skills in masonry, construction, carpentry, landscaping and more. Work through the course supported by our excellent and enthusiastic tutors. They are there to help you every step of the way.
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Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Home Renovation Duration icon 1000 hours Qualification icon Foundation Diploma Modules icon 12 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

An in-depth qualification studying various topics relating to home renovation.

A must for anyone wanting to renovate their own home or even start their own business renovating houses. Study ten 100 hour courses by distance learning. Work with industry experts to improve your home renovation and DIY skills.

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Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Sustainable Construction Duration icon 1000 hours Qualification icon Foundation Diploma Modules icon 12 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Learn all about Sustainable Construction

You may be learning to create your own home; or preparing to work more effectively in the construction industry.

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Qualification - Proficiency Award in Alternative Construction Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

A great distance learning course in alternative construction.

Find out more about alternative methods of construction in this 500 hour course.

Look at healthy buildings, mud brick construction and undertake work experience or a piece of related research.  

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Robotics Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

A foundation course in robotics.

This course builds an understanding of robotic components, operation and application.

  • commercial and domestic applications and more
  • excellent foundation for working with automation in any industry.
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