Basic Construction Skills

During the course, learners will have the opportunity to develop their essential life skills such as communication, numeracy and IT skills and also attend additional sessions to help improve their employability. With a successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma in Basic Construction Skills learners will have the opportunity to apply for a foundation course in any one of these four core trades. The four core trades are: Carpentry, Painting and Decorating, Ceramic Tiling and Brickwork. Course attendance will between two days a week with a possible choice of Mon-Tue or Thur-Fri to help cater for learners who are actively seeking part time work experience.

What qualification will I gain?

Level 1 Diploma in Basic Construction Skills

Entry requirements?

Grade F in mathematics and English. Each learner will be interviewed before being accepted onto the course.

What progression options will I have?

After successful completion of this course and following an interview, learners may progress onto a foundation course in their chosen craft.

What costs are involved?

Tuition Fees:
16-18 - free
19+ - £1650

Exam and Registration Fees (payable by all aged 19 and over): £95

Other Costs (payable by all students): £25 Material fee contribution

This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.

How will I be assessed?

Portfolio, Unit task assessment