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A brief introduction to this short course exploring what the construction industry is and how it relates to wider society.
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Welcome to Step into Construction.

In this course, you will be able to explore a job or career in construction and the opportunities that are open to you should you decide to join the industry.

Over the next two weeks, you will gain an insight into what the construction industry is and how it relates to wider society. You will explore the important role that health and safety plays in all aspects of construction. You will also start to uncover who works in the sector and investigate and contrast the jobs, roles and careers in construction, as well as the possibilities of running your own construction business.

Jobs in construction come in all shapes and sizes. So whether you are just starting out, think you might like to learn a trade, are considering becoming a construction industry professional or would like to run your own business, then this course is for you.

To begin, why not let your fellow learners know why you have decided to take this course and explore their motivations for taking part?

Use the Comments section to share your thoughts, and respond to others on the course.

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