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Building Trades - Qualification and professional courses at Brighton MET

Part-time Building Trades courses

We offer a range of part-time courses in the construction trades suitable for beginners and also for more experienced workers who want to pick up a new skill or keep up-to-date with industry requirements. There are also courses to help you gain basic DIY skills.

Available courses

  • Carpentry & joinery | City & Guilds Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery - Level 1

    Learn hand tool skills which you will use to form basic woodworking joints and progress onto more complex projects such as small window frames.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Carpentry & joinery | City & Guilds Diploma in Site Carpentry - Level 2

    This course will develop your practical skills, knowledge and understanding of site carpentry.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Construction | Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations NVQ - Level 2

    This qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment; this means you need to be employed to study this qualification.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: 1 Year +
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  • Electrical Installations Experienced Worker | City & Guilds Diploma - Level 3

    This qualification is designed for you if you have recognised technical knowledge and experience in the electrical installation industry but have not completed an apprenticeship or the NVQ Level 3.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: 1 Year +
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  • Electrical Installations | 18th Edition Wiring Regulations | City & Guilds

    This 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations course is an essential qualification for those working in the electrical installation industry.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Electrical | City & Guilds Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) - Level 3

    This is a qualification that tests both practical and knowledge based skills in a realistic working environment. When you have successfully completed this qualification, you will be at an Improver/Electrician’s Mate level.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Electrical | City & Guilds Diploma in Electrical Installations - Level 2

    The Level 2 qualification is designed for new entrants to the industry, providing them with the basic skills and experience they need.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Electrical | NVQ in Electrical Installations on site units and AM2 Test

    This course is designed for candidates that have completed a Level 3 Diploma (Technical Certificate) in Electrical Installations. After successful completion of this course, candidates will be qualified electricians and able to get an ECS card.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: Months
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  • Motor Vehicle – City and Guilds Level 2 Award in MOT Testing (Classes 4 and 7)

    If you want to become a qualified MOT tester, you will need to successfully complete this qualification which was developed with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: Day Course
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  • NOCN Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations - Architectural Joinery or Site Carpentry

    The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations - Architectural Joinery or Site carpentry qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment; this means you need to be employed to study this qualification.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: 1 Year +
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  • Painting & Decorating | Decorative Finishing Occupations NOCN Diploma - NVQ - Level 2

    The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations - Painter qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment; this means you need to be employed to study this qualification.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Painting & Decorating | NOCN Diploma in Painting and Decorating - Level 2

    This course gives you key skills in painting and decorating in a workplace style environment.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: Weeks
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  • Plumbing | BPEC Diploma in Plumbing - Level 2

    This qualification is a foundation course for learners wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in plumbing.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Plumbing | BPEC Foundation Diploma in Plumbing - Level 1

    This qualification is a foundation course for learners wanting to learn the basic skills and knowledge involved in plumbing.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Plumbing | NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heating - Level 2

    This course is designed for people that have completed a level 2 plumbing diploma (technical certificate) such as City & Guilds 6035-02.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Duration: 1 Year +
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