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If you are looking for a skill that will lead to a chance to gain employment, then maybe LifeSkills can help you.
What do they do?
LifeSkills is based in Peckham and provide young people with the skills they need to progress into work in the construction industry. You'll learn bricklaying, carpentry, plastering, painting and decorating. In Award Level 1 Construction, you'll also get the chance to work on a building site.
LifeSkills also offer apprenticeships in a number of different areas, including Customer Service, Business and Administration.
What courses do they offer?
Pre 16 Construction Course
If you're in Year 10 or 11 LifeSkills can work with you to create a learning programme that suits you and what you want to do. Construction requires lots of different people with lots of different skills and during this course you will get the opportunity to learn skills, such as, carpentry or painting and decorating. To find out more
Foundation Learning - Award Level 1 Construction
Foundation Learning is all about going at your own pace. You'll get to try some of the different bricklaying techniques, like building cavity walls, brick and breeze-block structures and semi-circle arches. In carpentry, you'll learn how to make the basic woodworking joints and use various tools and machinery. Painting and decorating helps you find out how to prepare surfaces, choose the right paints and learn to wallpaper tricky places and apply different finishes.
You will also be working on a building site during the course and that means you will learn a lot about Health and Safety.
You'll need to be 16 to 19, not in education or working. The course is 16 hours a week for around 22 weeks.
Learn more about Foundation Learning
There are different kinds of apprenticeships. Some are for 16 - 24 year olds who are working, and others for 16 - 18 year olds who aren't working and not at school or college.
16 - 24 and employed
With this apprenticeship, you can work and learn at the same time, and gain the qualifications you need to get a better job. It will take between 6 months and 2 years to complete.
16 - 18 and unemployed
Apprenticeships allow you to gain qualifications and get really valuable experience in a real business. You'll spend some time training at LifeSkills as well as some time in the workplace. You could also get a Travel Pass while you're training and earn up to £100 a week.
More about apprenticeships
What do I need to do next?
If you still have any questions, you can speak to Stephanie Alegbe on 020 7732 1255.
£50 Start Bonus - you will receive £25.00 at the end of the first week and a further £25.00 when you have completed four weeks.
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