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Construction Level 2

  • Course Type: Diploma/Certificate

What can this course lead to?

Successful completion of this course with at least a Merit grade, as well as achieving GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C, will enable you to progress on to a Level 3 in Construction or go into employment in the construction industry.

Because this course develops the skills that employers are looking for, you can choose from a whole range of craft or technical careers and possibly continue your studies on an apprenticeship programme.

Who is it for?

If you’re looking for a career in architectural design, surveying, town planning or think that you would be able to master the craftsmanship of carpentry and joinery or brickwork then this is the course for you.

Designed to provide you with a good foundation for a future career in construction, you will study both practical aspects of the industry and the theoretical side to ensure you have the skills needed to progress further.

What is covered?

Your areas of study will include:

  • Health and safety
  • Construction science
  • Carpentry and joinery
  • Trowel occupations (bricklaying)
  • Building services (covering plumbing and electrical installations).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

4 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above including English at grade 4/C or above, and maths and science at grades 3/D or above.

Alternatvely you will be accepted with a Level 1 Basic Construction Skills and the English and maths you are currently studying.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code



1 Year

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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Construction and the Built Environment Extended Diploma Level 3

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