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Basic Construction Skills Level 1


Type: Full Time

Subject: Construction


Start Date: 06 September 2021

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 Year


Level 1

Who is it for

This study programme has been designed to help learners learn and understand different aspects of the construction industry. This course is a great introduction to the wide range of practical construction careers available.

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 3/D or above and ability to demonstrate an interest in the subject.

What is covered

You will learn and gain experience in a variety of craft trades such as electrical, carpentry, brickwork and plumbing as well as learning about roles of professional/technicians within the construction industry such as surveyors,
architects, town planners and property managers. Thus providing you with a great
foundation and knowledge of what is involved within the construction industry and what employment opportunities may be available to you if you choose to pursue a career within this area.

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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