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13th January 2021

Construction learners at Hull College have been given a helping hand as they continue to sharpen up their skills and pave the way to their future in the sector thanks to two generous donations of materials.

British Gypsum has kindly supplied a wide range of plastering products – including bagged plaster, boxes of tape and full packs of plasterboard – to ensure learners at the college have enough materials to work with for the remainder of the 2020/21 academic year.

A subsidiary of the Saint-Gobain group, British Gypsum will now be the main sponsor of the plastering department at the college, which will see the new plastering bays – once completed – given the title of the British Gypsum Centre. The partnership will also see the company support our learners with training and professional development on-site at the college.

The college has also taken delivery of a large amount of timber which has been supplied free of charge by Sal Battersby from Supply Chain Solutions. Based on King George Dock, Supply Chain Solutions (formerly International Timbers and also owned by Saint-Gobain) have been long-term supporters of Hull College and have also committed to providing a further eight loads of timber later this month.

Learners will benefit from the use of all materials which will be used as part of the practical element of their study programmes, providing them with hands-on experience of materials used within the construction industry.

Darren Storrer, Head of Department for Construction and Built Environment at Hull College, was delighted to receive the donations and said: “On behalf of the college, I would like to thank both companies and everyone involved for their generous donation of materials to aid our learners. We get through a significant amount of materials and support like this ensures we can provide even better practical opportunities to all participants on our courses.

“Donations like these really do make a difference to the overall educational experience, providing our learners with the opportunity to undertake practical tasks and develop their skill sets with the calibre of raw materials that they will use in their chosen careers in different parts of the construction industry.”

Does a career in the construction sector appeal to you? Whether you’re just starting out in your career or building on existing expertise, we have the connections, specialist knowledge and practical training to help you thrive in the industry.

Browse our full range of study programmes in construction below…

Courses

Bench Joinery

The Carpentry & Joinery Diploma offers students the chance to learn about the construction trade in our outstanding dedicated joinery workshops, all fully equipped with the latest industry requirements and classrooms with interactive technology and supporting software.

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1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Bench Joinery

Bench Joiners work primarily in the workshop and specialise in working from plans and manufacturing items from scratch with a variety of hand and power tools.

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1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Brickwork

The level 2 Brickwork Study Programme teaches you bricklaying skills, giving you a full set of skills to build anything. You’ll learn how to construct chimneys, fireplaces and arches, as well as what you need to know to repair and maintain brickwork.

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1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Carpentry and Joinery

The Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery Study Programme introduces you to the woodworking trade before you start work onsite, allowing you to explore the comprehensive range of skills that you will be using.

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1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Painting & Decorating

Working as a painter and decorator is reliable work both from developments of new builds, businesses, and for people wanting home improvements.

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1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Painting & Decorating

Progressing from the Level 1 Painting Study Programme, this Level 2 course teaches you further painting skills including how to apply water-borne paint, wallpapering basics for both walls and ceilings and how to apply paint systems by roller.

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1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Plastering

Construction is an ever-growing industry, both for new builds and for people who want to do up their homes. Hull College’s Level 1 Plastering Study Programme is a key entry point for those with a strong interest in practical skills for the construction industry.

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1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Plastering

Plastering is a key trade in the construction industry with work always available for skilled and qualified workers. This Level 2 Plastering Study Programme is the perfect progression route from the Level 1 Programme.

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1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Plumbing

Do you want to be a Plumber? If so, an exciting oppotunity awaits you in our Level 1 Plumbing Study Programme. Clearly linked to industry standards and a good place to start your career in Plumbing.

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1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Plumbing

If you are working as a plumber in industry or starting up your own plumbing business, this is an exciting pathway to gain new skills in a high demand area.

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1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Plumbing

If you're looking to plug a gap in your knowledge, then this Level 3 Plumbing Programme aimed to develop and give you advanced skills in plumbing and heating techniques, could be for you.

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1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Site Carpentry

Carpenters work primarily ‘on site’ fitting items built by the Joiner as part of a bigger ongoing project, such as a house-build. This would include fitting floors, roofs or installing kitchens and timber stud partition walls.

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1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Site Carpentry & Joinery

Working with wood is a skill that is highly valued in the construction industry. The Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Study Programme is an intermediate course for those looking at becoming woodworkers.

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1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Electrotechnical

If you're looking for an exciting challenge then this is for you our Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation. A good starting point to your career as an Electrician.

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1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Electrotechnical

Looking for a career to spark your interest? Something that will lead to an exciting challenge? Our Level 2 Electrical installation course could see you working as an electrician in the construction industry is a highly-sought after role.

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1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Electrotechnical

This course is designed for students aiming to become qualified electricians who are not currently working in the electrical installation industry but want to progress within the trade. Spark your interst.

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1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time