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This is a one-year programme COMMENCING September each year which will allow you to build confidence, upskill your qualifications and gain practical experience in either the Construction Industry or Catering Industry.
Downpatrick, Newtownards
Level 1

Course Overview

For the duration of the programme you will have a personal mentor to guide and support you.

Candidates over 18 years of age, in receipt of Job Seekers allowance, will be allowed to retain their benefit during the duration of the programme.

Candidates under 18 years of age can apply for EMA and bus pass.


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Course Code: 10113

Course Modules

You will gain one of the following qualifications:

OCN NI Level 1 Certificate in Vocational Skills, which includes the following modules:

Building & Construction Skills - Newtownards Campus

  • Bricklaying: Constructing a half brick wall
  • Developing Carpentry Hands skills
  • Plastering
  • Construction drawing skills
  • Teamwork Skills in Practice
  • Exploring Employment Opportunities
  • Take Part in Vocational Taster


Catering & Hospitality - Downpatrick Campus

  • Food & Drink service
  • Maintaining Handle and Clean knives
  • Food preparation & Cooking
  • Teamwork Skills in Practice
  • Exploring Employment Opportunities
  • Take Part in Vocational Taster

Essential Skills up to Level 1 (Newtownards & Downpatrick):

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Industry recognised qualifications:

  • CSR
  • Food Hygiene




Ideal If:

You want to sample various parts of industry whilst gaining qualifications and you enjoy practical work.

You'll Learn:

Job searching tools and techniques; have the confidence to use them and become work ready

You'll Love:

Practical hands on work experience plus the support of your own mentor.

You'll Progress:

On completion of the programme your personal mentor will continue to support you on your journey into vocational training programmes, further education or employment.

You'll Need:

There are no formal entry requirements but students should be interested in pursuing career in the construction industry or catering industry.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

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