Communication Specialist College-Doncaster boasts real life working environments where students gain understanding and practical experience in a variety of trades within the construction industry. Programmes provide students with skills in plastering, bricking, carpentry, joinery, wall and floor tiling and painting and decorating, taught by a staff team with years of experience in both teaching and working within the industry.

The flexibility and knowledge of the tutors' support students to identify the areas where they have strengths, and if appropriate move onto the specialist bespoke courses to help them progress in those areas. Comprehensive health and safety training can be arranged, leading onto the CSCS card which is a legal requirement to allow access to construction sites.

Many students receive industry recognised qualifications, whilst others concentrate on learning practical, health and safety and work skills which will support them in many different areas of employment, as well as the practical skills to help them maintain their own homes.

City & Guilds Level 1 and Level 2 Plastering Diploma

City & Guilds Level 1 and Level 2 Joinery Diploma

City & Guilds Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Construction Skills

This course covers tiling, brick laying, plastering and painting and decorating.

The qualification allows students to embrace all aspects of the construction industry.

Enterprise Project

Students of varying abilities have the opportunity to be a part of an exciting and rewarding project which encompasses many of the skills needed for employment and independence.

Students from various courses work alongside each other to produce and sell good quality, innovative products through our on-site shop, market stall, and various fayres and events around Doncaster and the local area. The vast majority of products are produced in the joinery workshop where the project enables all those involved to be able to make products they are proud of, whether a full-time construction student, or a student from the life skills department accessing the workshop once a week.

Students from catering, horticulture, car maintenance and business studies also produce products which are sold by the team.

Those working for the retail team gain employability skills, IT skills, money management and communication skills, but also grow in confidence and self-esteem throughout their time working there.