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Yes, no matter what is happening in the construction industry, the skilled trades involved such as plumbing, joinery and electrical work are always in demand. There are multiple career paths to follow, from basic bricklaying through to construction management, engineering and architecture which command significant salaries.
Acquire practical skills training with Alison's free online certificate courses in construction. These are designed to be completed in less than a day but you can study at your own pace. We recommend:
- Introduction to the Electrical Trade
- Introduction to Basic Electrical Drawings and Test Equipment
- Introduction to Plumbing
- Construction Safety: Traffic Marshalling
- Basics of Construction Project Management
- Construction Safety and Health
If you simply need to learn the basics of DIY, we recommend Fundamentals of a Handyperson.
Begin or progress in your career as a skilled tradesperson with Alison's free online construction courses. For site managers and foremen, we recommend Rigging and Lifting: Equipment and Devices and Construction Safety and Health while our Forklift Operator Training course provides practical training in moving materials safely on site. Are you good at electrical work? Then we suggest you take our short course Introduction to the Electrical Trade to enhance your skills in this field. If you are interested in joinery, check out our Diploma in Carpentry Studies. We also recommend our Diploma in Plumbing Studies if you are working with pipes and plumbing systems.
Learners can prepare for a new career or enhance their existing skills with Alison's free online diploma courses in construction. These intensive courses cover every important topic students need to know. Get expert training in the tools of the trade in the Diploma in Power Tool Operations and Management and the Diploma in Carpentry Studies. We also suggest the Diploma in Plumbing Studies to learn how to intall heating and sanitation systems and the Diploma in Electrical Studies to get a full grasp of the basic concepts and practices of the electrical trade. Other vitally important courses include the Diploma in Structural Engineering and Construction Site Safety and the Diploma in Construction Safety.