There are 40 short courses specialized in different topics related to construction, in Spanish.
After closing all its Training Centres of Spain and cancelling all its attendance courses, due to the coronavirus crisis, Fundación Laboral de la Construcción has now decided to open its online course platform to offer free training, in different and very topical subjects for the sector, to all workers and companies of the construction industry. It consists of 40 short courses (an average of 4-5 hours), specialized in different topics related to construction, which the entity offered exclusively, for several years, only to holders of the Professional Construction Card (TPC). This online training offer is what Fundación Laboral has now decided to extend to the whole sector, given the exceptional situation of alarm declared in Spain, due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic.
More than 18,000 professionals have already taken this free online training
Since 2016, Fundación Laboral de la Construcción has been launching, every beginning of the month, these training actions in Spanish (called in the educational field “MOOC”, Massive Online Open Courses, or massive online open and short courses), on subjects related to innovation and good practices in construction, specific to Building and Civil Works, Employment and Communication, and Occupational Risks Prevention.
To date, more than 18,300 Spanish professionals have already completed this training, thanks to being holders of the TPC, a requirement that will not be necessary during this exceptional period.
The course with the highest number of students since this initiative began is “Energy Efficiency in Buildings” (8 hours), which has been taken by nearly 3,200 people. They follow it: “Basic BIM fundamentals” (6 hours), with more than 1,800; “Accessibility in buildings” and “Protection against humidity on roofs”, both lasting 4 hours and with more than 1,600 students, and “Thermal and photovoltaic installations: actions to improve their performance” (6 hours), with almost 1,500.