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This study programme is designed for 16-19 year olds only (age 19-24 for students with an Education, Health and Care Plan). 

Please visit our Adult Education, Degrees and Employer section for alternative courses.

About the course

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Groundworks & Reinstatement

Level 2 City & Guilds

Sponsored by
Anglian Water

"A course that can lead to a real job opportunity"

Just ask 14 of our previous students
who now work for Anglian Water

Guaranteed Interview and selection centre invite.

Progression opportunities into a 2 year apprenticeship with
Anglian Water or one of its Alliances.

40 Hrs Work Exp (with Anglian Water)
included in course.

Full 5 point PPE provided.

Over 14 enrichment visits/activities over the duration of the course

Come along to our open events to discover more about this exciting opportunity.

 

West Suffolk College is working in partnership with Anglian Water to offer a level 2 construction course at our Milburn Centre Construction Campus. 
The course will provide students with the skills and knowledge, hands on learning and real work experience, to make them work ready for a highly skilled and rewarding career with Anglian Water and their partner companies.
Students will work and learn alongside College tutors as well as experienced employees from Anglian Water and their partner companies to achieve a City & Guilds L2 General Construction Certificate.
Students will be expected to attend college for three days a week, plus a work placement with one of the alliance companies, for a minimum of five days each year.
Students will have the opportunity to try the career, while studying, and will be guaranteed a job interview with Anglian Water and their Partner Companies for a full time apprenticeship, once they have completed and achieved their studies.
Anglian Water's five alliances have been created to deliver investment worth up to £9 billion of work over 15 years. Working together they deliver every kind of investment ranging from building large new water treatment works, to repairing small leaks and connecting new properties to the network.

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Entry requirements

You will require 4 GCSEs at level 3 or above including Maths & English.

17 years old or above, upon completion of the course. If successful, part of the AW apprenticeship includes the provision of a vehicle, therefor a full driving licence will be essential.
You will have to attend an interview, to help ensure the course is the the right course for you.

Qualifications

Level 2 City & Guilds Certificate in General Construction Operations.

What you'll learn (core modules)

This course has been designed working with Anglian Water's five alliances with the specific aim of enabling you to work for one of the Alliance companies. On successful completion of Level 2, candidates will be guaranteed an interview with one of the Anglian Water's Alliance partners to join their apprenticeship programme.

 

The majority of Level 2 study will be held at the Milburn Campus, delivered by college tutors through practical and theory based sessions. In addition to this, industry specialists from the Alliances will contribute to the learning programme.

An important element of the course is the work placement component, which will be with one or more of the Alliance's partner companies, where you will gain valuable work experience.

The course content consists of the units below:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Principles of Building Construction Information and Communication
  • Construction Site Protection Barriers
  • Lay Domestic Drainage
  • Construct Foundations, Slabs and Paths in Concrete

Anglian Water's five alliances have been created to deliver investment worth up to £9 billion of work over 15 years. Working together they will deliver every kind of investment ranging from building large new water treatment works, to repairing small leaks and connecting new properties to the network.

Benefits, skills and character strengths

The courses provide practical skills, hands-on learning and real site experience whilst learning alongside experienced employees from Anglian Water and their partner companies. Students have the opportunity to try the career, while studying, and are guaranteed a job interview with Anglian Water and their partner companies once they have completed their studies.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through both practical and written/online assessments.

Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)

Built Environment Campus

 

Anglian Lane

 

Bury St Edmunds

 

Will I need any materials or equipment?

You will need to provide Safety Boots & Overalls.

PPE and T shirts will be provided by Anglian Water.

How much will it cost?

16-19 years old, the course is free.

 

If over 19 please contact the college admissions team for advice and guidance.

Days & times

Starting September 2023


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