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Overview

Form work has long been part of a carpenters role on-site creating the mould in order to pour concrete into until it's set and can support itself. This course will focus on the skills needed to perform that task.

Course description

Form work has a number of elements, many of which are based around the skills required to be a site carpenter. This is because a lot of form work is constructed using wood, both paneling and support timbers. However you will also need to know about steel formwork (RMD) and have an understanding of loads, forces and stresses. As well as a knowledge of pouring and vibrating concrete.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

  • Erecting and strikin form work
  • Calculations associated with loads and stresses
  • Timber techniques
  • Steel formwork
  • Concrete technology
  • Concrete pumps and vibrating pokers
  • Health & safety on site

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 9 September 2020 Duration: 9 Months - 9 Months Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 9 September 2020 Duration: 9 Months £1000.00 9 Months In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 9 September 2020 Duration: 9 Months Please contact the college for fee information 9 Months In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.