Introduction to Construction

Our Adult Learning Shops focus on building on individual employability skills, providing a range of ‘route to employability’ introduction courses.

The construction industry is the largest growing sector in Essex, offering many varied roles.  The industry standard requires anyone entering a construction site to have CITB CSCS card.  This course will enable learners to meet this requirement.

The following units are covered:

  • Introduction to Construction and Building
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Principles of Building, Construction, Information and Communication
  • Environmental Sustainability*

Successful completion can lead to applying for the Construction Industry Training Board Labourer (Green) Card.  Conditions apply.

Environmental Sustainability*

This module can be offered as a stand-alone course for anyone seeking a programme to give you the knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of sustainability and environmental impacts. You will be introduced to key issues in sustainability, raising your awareness of the topic and encouraging you to consider your role in helping to make sustainable choices.  The following areas are covered:  The Importance of Natural Resources and the 3 Rs of Sustainability and the Correct Disposal of Waste.

How To Apply

Please get in touch with us if you are interested in enrolling onto a programme at one of our learning shops.

You can email or phone us via the details provided on this page or submit the course enquiry form.

The Learning Shop will then book an appointment with a National Carers Service adviser and make arrangements for you to complete an assessment to determine the appropriate level for you to study at.

We will also need to confirm whether or not you are eligible to pay any course fees, and you may be asked to provide some further information about your current employment and financial status and previous learning.

Courses may be free if you are in receipt of either Universal Credit, Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance benefit.

Once this has been completed we will then enrol you onto your course programme.

Book a Careers Advice Appointment

The National Careers Service provides access to free, impartial, professional advice on careers, skills and the job market.

We’re here to help you get the advice you need to make the right decisions about your future working life. We’ve got specially designed tools to help you move on in your career, or get you on the job ladder. Let us help you take the next step.

Whatever your situation, we’re here to help you overcome problems and reach your goals. We’ll help you build on your strengths, improve your skills and find a better job or career that matches your skills and personality.

Once you have booked a careers advice appointment our advisors will work with you to begin your training.

For your free National Careers Service and Advice Guidance session at a centre near you please contact us using the contact telephone numbers or by completing the enquiry form below:

  • Clacton and Dovercourt areas: 01206 712825
  • Colchester, Witham and Braintree areas: 01206 814292
Introduction to Construction
Course Outline: This course is designed for learners who wish to better their employment opportunities.
DurationFlexible programme available to learners aged 18 or over
CampusThe Learning Shop - Colchester
The Learning Shop - Braintree
The Learning Shop - Clacton.
The Learning Shop - Dovercourt
The Learning Shop - Witham
Start DateLearners can enrol on these courses throughout the year
AttendanceFlexible attendance throughout the year


All Fees and prices shown on this page are for courses starting in the 2021-22 academic year unless stated otherwise, and are correct at the time of entering/printing information, however these may be subject to change. The College cannot accept legal or financial liability as a result of any such changes.

The course information describes programmes offered by Colchester Institute. The College takes all reasonable steps to provide courses as described, but cannot guarantee provision. The information is for guidance and does not form any part of a contract.

The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.