Our Program

Our approach to training focuses on the future labour needs of construction industry and removes non essential building tasks that are not frequently performed on today’s modern housing developments.

Stage One: At present all of the learners have been referred by Job Centre plus, prospective learners are invited to attend an information session to be told about the training with employment opportunity that we support, attendees that are wanting to develop a career in the construction industry will be invited to sit the initial assessment for functional skills maths & English and in some cases a small practical brickwork task.

Stage Two: The first training period is full time for 9 weeks at 30 hours per week, where learners are trained and then assessed in our own training centre, where they will specialise in competently laying block work, facing bricks and cavity walls. A portfolio of learner practical achievements & job knowledge is collated and assessed against industry recognised qualification standards, on successfully achieving the standards we are then confident that the learners have the required level of skill and competence to apply their chosen trade on a construction site, with minimal super


Stage Three: Work experience for 4 weeks, working on a live building project either with Homes 4 Yorkshire or with one of our construction partners. At the end of the work experience period all learners are reviewed and int

erviewed for progression onto employment with Homes 4 Yorkshire for a probationary employment position.

Stage Four: Probationary period will be for 13 weeks based on a 40 hour week, where employees will be paid minimum wage for their age. Employees will be reviewed each four weeks to monitor their skills development, team work, enthusiasm; work ethic etc. If needed action can be agreed for personal development and reviewed again in four weeks time.

Stage Five: At week 26, and again after receiving positive feedback from their supervisors and showing acceptable skills and knowledge development, successful candidates will be interviewed for full time employment with Homes 4 Yorkshire and also enrolled onto an appropriate industry recognised NVQ 2 qualification that will be delivered in house or with one of our preferred training providers.

Traineeship Course Information: (Stages 2 and 3)

Homes 4 Yorkshire Construction College deliver a 13 weeks full time training timetable, learners will attend 30 hours per-week and will cover:

  • Functional skills maths & English Levels 1 or 2 (depending on the learners GCSE grades).
  • Customer service or employability skills.
  • Cskills award level one in Bricklaying

All learners that progress onto the 4 weeks work experience will be required to hold a relevant CSCS card. The CSCS card is a mandatory requirement for securing permanent employment.

Apprenticeship (full framework)

At stage five, all employees will be enrolled onto a level 2 training programme for their chosen occupation. This training will be delivered by Homes 4 Yorkshire and its training partners; the training will be a mix of off the job training in the training centre and on various building sites for gathering evidence to support occupational competence and to meet the qualification awarding body standards. We anticipate that the qualification will be delivered and achieved within 18 months.

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