Level 1 Extended Certificate in Construction Skills

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Course Specifics

Construction (Professional)
Level 1
16-18 School Leavers
1 year
Interview Required:
Age 16-18 Cost:
No cost
Age 19 or Over:
Funding Assisted:
Yes dependant on your circumstances
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Course overview

Key modules on this course can include:

  • An Introduction to the Construction Industry
  • Building and Site Surveying
  • Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery Skills
  • Brickwork Skills
  • Painting and Decorating Skills
  • Building Maintenance
  • Science and Maths in Construction
  • Sustainability

Who is this course for?

If you want to start a career in the construction industry but you would like to keep your options relatively open as to the specific direction you'd like to take, this is the course for you.

Entry qualifications

No formal qualifications are required for this course but a willingness to learn and a keen interest in the field of construction is vital.

What other experience will I gain?

In addition to your studies you'll enter the Construction Skills Certification Scheme which is an industry standard form of proving your level of skill and training in the industry.

Where will this lead?

These courses can help you progress in a wide range of roles in the construction industry such as Carpenter, Plasterer, Tiler, Painter and Decorator. These courses are an introduction to these specific roles which you can then progress your specific studies in further at Level 2 after which you can also progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.

What are my career options?

What Ofsted say

'Thanks for all the help and support over the years, it has been a pleasure to attend all class's and am very grateful for your input.' Former student David.

‘Thank you for everything you have done for us. I've thoroughly enjoyed the course and to receive an award was the icing on the cake (and a very proud moment).’ Former student Amy.

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