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Basic Construction Skills Level 1


Type: Full Time

Subject: Construction

Level: 1

Start Date: 01 September 2020

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 Year


Level 1

Who is it for

This course is ideal as an introduction to the wide range of practical construction careers available. You will gain experience in a wide range of craft trades (e.g. carpentry, electrical, plumbing and brickwork) as well as learning about the roles of
professionals/technicians in construction such as architects, surveyors, town planners or property managers.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event, details will be provided upon application.

What will I need

4 GCSEs at grade 2/E or above and ability to demonstrate an interest in the subject.

What is covered

Topics covered may include:
• Working in construction
• Developing skills and working safely in construction
• Developing joinery skills
• Developing building services skills (plumbing and electrical)
• Developing trowel skills (bricklaying)

How is the course assessed

You will be assessed by both assignments and practical projects.

What can this course be combined with

What can this course lead to

You can progress on to the Level 2 in Construction or other relevant level 2
courses subject to achieving maths Functional Skills as well as a Merit at
this level.

Alternatively, you could go straight into employment within the craft sector. Because students develop the skills that employers are looking for, you could choose to continue your studies on an apprenticeship programme in the construction craft
sector (e.g. plumbing, electrical, carpentry or brickwork).

Are there any additional costs

You will be required to purchase your own safety equipment (boots, hi vis vest and overalls) prior to starting the course. Details on where to purchase these will be given to you.

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