Construction Skills


Course Details
Our construction workshop offers training in four trades:

• Bricklaying
• Painting and Decorating
• Carpentry & Joinery

The training is practical from the start, which means you’ll be laying bricks, painting or sawing on the first day. We rotate through the four trades so that you can experience each one fully and decide which one that you could

turn into a career. In addition to the practical training, our expert tutor delivers a series of sessions on Health and Safety, careers in construction and how to transport and handle resources on-site. This ensures that you are able to work safely and are prepared for the challenges of a career in construction.

The Level 1 BTEC Diploma in Construction includes ten units that cover a wide range of skills. These include Bricklaying Skills, Papering Skills, Moving and Handling Resources, Health and Safety, Working in Construction. The qualifi cation is nationally recognised as a foundation to developing the skills and knowledge required for a career in construction.

Career Progression
There are many options for progression from the Diploma in Construction, including Further Education, apprenticeships or employment. We generally advise that our learners specialise in one trade, such as bricklaying,on a Level 2 course. If you are in a hurry to get into employment, you could also apply for entry-level jobs in construction, on completion of the course, such as Site Labourer and put your skills to use in industry.


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