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Construction Level 1


Type: Full Time

Subject: Construction

Level: 1

Start Date: 11 September 2023

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 year


Level 1

Who is it for

This course has been designed to help you 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 Meet the Tutor event.

We will send you more details about this after you have submiited your application.

What will I need

4 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above and the 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.

This will provide 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

This course is practically assessed. You will be assessed by both assignments and practical projects.

What can this course lead to

Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress on to the Level 2 in Construction or other relevant level 2 courses subject to you achieving your Functional Skills maths, as well as a Merit at this level.

Because you will have developed 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) or enter employment at a junior level.

Are there any additional costs

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

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