Construction Skills

 This course allows learners to study a variety of different trade areas to develop hand skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare you for progression to a L2 trade specific Qualification or apprenticeship of your choice. 

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Construction and the Built Environment
  • Qualification Diploma
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 1
  • Location Construction Centre
  • Course Length 1 year

On this course you will: 

  • Learn basic plumbing, carpentry, plastering, bricklaying and decorating principles and develop hands on skills and techniques.
  • Work in our well-equipped, modern workshops and resource centre 
  • Develop your transferable skills in English and Maths 
  • Benefit from strong industry links, guest speakers, site visits and the potential for work experience 

Assessment is by a combination of written and practical tests and online exams. Success rates are excellent. 

Choose this course if… you want to learn new skills and gain an understanding of the wider construction industry. 

Future Steps: Progression can either be on to another full time programme at Level 2 or gain employment and follow an Apprenticeship in a chosen field of your choice within the construction industry. 

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 2, including English Language and Maths. You will be required to study both English and Maths alongside your course. In order to progress  onto a Level 2 Technical course you will need to obtain at least one 4 in English or Maths. If an Apprenticeship is the chosen next progression you will need to pass both English and Maths either before enrolling or during your Apprenticeship via Functional Skills English and Maths qualifications.

  • Practical workshops across a variety of trades (including brand new workshops)
  • Learning resource centre
  • Café
  • Shared laptops for use in sessions
  • Student social space
Additional Costs

You will need to be equipped with basic stationery for all your sessions. You will need to have your own safety boots – advice will be given at interview.  

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