What's covered?

This course will cover a range of skills in the construction industry including painting and decorating, carpentry and joinery, electrical, plastering, plumbing and brickwork. You will also work on your Functional Skills in Maths, English and IT to improve your skills ready for the next level of study or work.

What do you need?

It is preferred that you have some GCSEs at grade D or E, but other qualifications may be considered. You will need to be enthusiastic and have some knowledge of the construction industry. You will also attend an interview and assessment.

How you are assessed

Through a portfolio of evidence built up in both practical workshop sessions and theory lessons.

How Long?

1 year

What course next?

BTEC First Diploma (Level 2) in Construction or a level 1 or 2 qualification in a specific trade.

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