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Top 10 construction training courses

We’ve handpicked the top construction training courses to kickstart your learning journey and help give your teams a working knowledge of the construction process. These construction training courses tackle topics such as knowing the proper work attire and safely using different types of equipment.

Top 10 Construction Training Courses
Last published: 7th May 2024
SC Training (formerly EdApp) Construction Training Course - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Construction

1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Construction

As hazards and accidents may be inevitable on the job, this construction training course highlights the importance of using PPEs and how to make sure that employees are aware of their functions and proper usage. While their main purpose is to minimize risks while doing construction work, this course also discusses the limitations of PPEs to set proper expectations for anyone who is wearing them.

This construction training is composed of four lessons making it easy to complete and follow. It’s also completely customizable so companies can personalize each lesson and add content that’s fit for their needs. With SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s intuitive authoring tool, you can make this lesson completely your own without the need for any coding knowledge.

If you need help creating your courses or simply don't have the time to turn this into a bespoke course, SC Training (formerly EdApp)'s customer success team and expert instructional designers will work alongside you to make sure that your training is top-notch. It's like having a developer, designer, and training expert all at your fingertips!

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Types of PPEs, proper usage of PPEs, workplace hazards

Created By SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Construction Training Course - Aerial Lifts

2. Aerial Lifts

This construction training course teaches the different types of aerial lifts, the hazards that can occur with usage, and the preventative measures to avoid any serious accidents or fatalities. It discusses the three common aerial lifts which are boom lifts, scissor lifts, and personnel lifts. As using aerial lifts makes the job easier and more convenient, it emphasizes how to operate them safely and properly to make work more efficient.

To keep learners engaged, this construction course makes use of gamification examples, such as the Find-a-Word and Word Jumble games. When deployed to your teams, you can even add badges and certificates to drive your employees to do well.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Introduction to aerial lifts, types of aerial lifts, proper operation of aerial lifts

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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BMC Training Construction Training Course - Road Construction Materials and Construction Technologies

3. Road Construction Materials and Construction Technologies

This construction training course by BMC Training is designed to enhance the skills of road construction engineers when it comes to their field. The course begins with an introduction to road construction materials and the use of sustainable resources. It also discusses the alternative use of industrial by-products and “waste” resources, such as reclaimed concrete, scrap tires, and plastics, rather than tapping on raw building materials. Together with new technology, techniques, and environmentally sustainable actions, this course will discuss the benefits of using those while making sure that roads pass quality control.

Cost: Free

Scope: Road construction materials, road construction quality control and assurance

Created by BMC Training

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Alison Construction Training Course - Carpentry - Introduction to Construction Methods - Revised

4. Carpentry - Introduction to Construction Methods - Revised

This construction training course by Alison will teach carpenters the carpentry skills required for creating flooring systems, roof frames, and walls. It discusses the different masonry and construction materials used for each and even gives a step-by-step installation process to make it easy to follow. Aside from practical knowledge, it also gives importance to organizing and scheduling projects and working with people from various fields and backgrounds.

This course takes around three hours to complete and includes an assessment at the end. You’ll also have the option to get certification after. 

Cost: Free

Scope: Reading plans and elevations, floor systems, wall, ceiling, and roof framing

Created by Alison

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Construction Course - Harnessing

5. Harnessing

This construction training course tackles fall protection safety with the use of harnesses. It gives a background on the Personal Fall Arrest System required in OSHA standards for those in ladders and other elevated work areas at 6 feet or more. It also discusses the different harnessing systems and how to properly select what to use depending on the scenario, like when working with scaffolding. While this course is targeted at construction workers, it can also be used for workplaces where free fall hazards exist, such as when doing work like roofings

This course consists of five lessons and is easy to digest and understand as it uses a microlearning design model. This means that lessons are specifically created to be clear and concise to ensure ease of comprehension by breaking down information into bite-sized pieces.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Personal Fall Arrest system, fall protection equipment, system selection

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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 LinkedIn Learning Construction Training Course - Construction Math Foundations

6. Construction Math Foundations

What do we use math for in real life? This is a common question often asked in school and construction is just one of the many real-world applications of this and is an essential skill to learn by anyone in this field. This construction training course prepares construction managers and workers by providing the necessary math skills such as measuring precision, calculating areas, weight, and total falls. It includes different examples and even has exercise files that you can download to practice your math skills. While this course isn’t free, there’s a 1-month trial that you can take advantage of.

Cost: US $45.99

Scope: Applied mathematics, construction management

Created by LinkedIn Learning

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Construction Training Course - Basic Rigging

7. Basic Rigging

This construction training course by SC Training (formerly EdApp) covers the basics of rigging that is widely used in construction. It clearly defines what rigging is and emphasizes that rigging doesn’t cover the operation of the equipment itself. It also discusses how to properly communicate with crane operators using the correct hand signals. While riggers need a certification before doing any work, this course is perfect for providing an introduction and background to this task. Alternatively, this course can also be used in other industries involving rigging, such as shipping and entertainment.

Having this course in a mobile teaching application means that it can be learned anytime and anywhere at your fingertips through your smartphone. You can also inform your teams when a new course is available which ensures higher completion rates.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Basic rigging safety, lifting equipment and accessories, hitch types and terminology

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Coursera Construction Training Course - Construction Project Management

8. Construction Project Management

This construction training course offered by Columbia University is part of Coursera’s Construction Management Specialization and aims to provide a foundation when it comes to construction project initiation and planning. Through video lectures by industry experts, it tackles the different fundamentals when it comes to management and project delivery. It also touches on the use of sustainable resources and ensuring environmental health and safety and health. While this course is completely free, it takes approximately 23 hours or almost an entire day to complete.

Cost: Free

Scope: Work Breakdown Structure, construction management, project planning

Created by Coursera

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TPC Construction Training Course - Portable Power Tools

9. Portable Power Tools

Power tools help make daily construction tasks easier and more efficient to do as compared to hand tools. This construction training course touches base on different types of power tools, such as electric drills and pneumatic hammers, and their uses. It also explains how to select the proper tools needed for the job and how to maintain them. It also covers tool sharpening using whetstones. Aside from an online course, this training is also available through a course manual format which costs less.

Cost: US $85

Scope: Power tool usage, selection and safety, tool sharpening

Created by TPC

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SC Training (formerly EdApp) Construction Training Course - Excavation and Trenching

10. Excavation and Trenching

This construction training course identifies the difference between excavations and trenches, and how to safely navigate around them. It helps recognize the different risks associated with this job, such as cave-ins, which can be the most dangerous risk since it can lead to fatalities. It highlights the importance of preplanning, such as considering the safety factors and materials to be used before bidding on a job to make sure they are OSHA-compliant. It also discusses the different protective systems to avoid hazardous situations.

As part of SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s repertoire of microlearning courses, this excavator training is also free for you to use and tailor-fit to your heart’s content using the course authoring tool. You can even add images from your construction site for better context or edit the course to suit your branding and ensure learner engagement.

Cost: Free (up to 10 users)

Scope: Excavation standards, preplanning, protective systems

Created by SC Training (formerly EdApp)

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Learn the basics of construction for a safe working environment

Demand has always been high for construction workers as infrastructures are being built almost every day. Because working in the construction industry is a high-risk job, it’s critical that employees receive proper job training before doing any work to ensure their safety and those around them. Let’s look into the different construction training courses below to help with your learning. This list can be relevant for construction managers or workers, subcontractors, carpenters, and more.

And the best part? Your team can complete courses anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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