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We are a training centre based in Weymouth, Dorset and we are delivering vocational courses in Bricklaying, Plastering and Hard Landscaping. The courses will give you the opportunity to develop skills and gain knowledge in the construction industry.  You will gain a Level 1 certificate to add to your CV and will enhance your chances of future employment.

Our courses are also very flexible to suit an individual’s needs and enable you to complete a task or project you are wishing to accomplish. This is the ideal time to get your foot on the ladder and take the first steps towards a career in the construction industry. Our trained instructors will guide you through the courses and enable you to gain experience of a construction based environment.  We feel confident about our courses and the practical skills you will gain.

Please feel free to contact us for further information.

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Dorset Trade Skills are ABC accredited - you can gain Awards Certificates or Dipolmas in any of our courses

Our opening hours are 8:30 am - 5pm Monday - Thursday and 8:30 am - 1 pm Friday, this includes 1 hour for lunch and a half hour break

On each of the courses you will learn manual handling techniques, Health & Safety legislation in construction, different tools and their usage.

Accredited Functional Skills

DTS is NCFE accredited. Opportunities are provided for students to gain confidence in language and numeracy skills.  These can lead to certificated qualifications in Maths and English up to level 2.

All staff are DBS (formerly CRB) checked and have completed Safeguarding courses and have current up-to-date Insurance and Public Liability. Risk assessments and Safe systems of work are in place. Mandy is also trained in First Aid.

Busy Workshop
A busy day in the workshop

Bricklaying

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bricklaying

Prices start from £425.00

Courses available:

  • 5 day intensive course
  • 2 & 6 week accredited courses
  • evening courses are also available (Wednesday only)
  • Setting Out
  • Laying bricks and blocks to a line
  • Learning different brick bonds
  • Cavity walls
  • Building quoins (corners)
  • Pointing

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Plastering

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plastering

Prices start from £425.00

Courses available:

  • 5 day accredited course
  • 10 day accredited course
  • 5 intensive course
  • Plaster wall
  • Rendering
  • Fixing Plasterboard
  • Materials and quantities
  • Ceilings
  • Mixing plaster ready for application

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Hard Landscaping

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  • Course Content
hard landscaping

Prices start from £425.00

Courses available:

5 day intensive courses

  • Slab laying
  • Block paving
  • Fencing
  • Edge and drainage

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Carpentry

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hard landscaping

Prices start from £199.00

Courses available (All courses run on a Thursday evening only)

  • 4 evenings intensive course
  • 5 evenings accredited course
  • 16 evenings intensive course

 

  • Understand construction drawings.
  • Construct timber dovetail joints.
  • Construct a timber product using a selection of joints.
  • Construct a timber product using mortice, tenon and bridle joints.
  • Construct a gable roof using traditional methods.

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