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Level 1 Construction Skills

If you are considering a career in construction, then this Study Programme is an excellent course to start your training.
34 weeks
Various locations in Greater Manchester

The Level 1 Construction Skills qualifications provide the ideal introduction to the construction industry and covers essential skills in the following construction trades: bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, plastering, painting and decorating, construction operations, wall and floor tiling and plumbing.

When does the course start?

The start date will depend on which Training Centre you wish to study at. Please contact your preferred Centre for further information.

What does the course cover?

The qualifications cover a range of hand-skills and practical tasks in the following trade areas:

  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Plastering
  • Wall and Floor Tiling
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Construction Operations
  • Plumbing

If you do not hold the relevant English and maths qualifications, you will work towards them as part of this programme.

You may also be interested in completing a Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment alongside.

When will I attend?

This is a part time course. Please contact your preferred Centre for further information.

Will I receive an allowance?

Yes, you will receive an allowance of up to £30 per week.

What will I achieve?

On successful completion you will achieve either a:

  • Level 1 Award in Construction Skills
  • Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills
  • Level 1 Extended Certificate in Construction Skills
  • Level 1 Diploma in Construction Skills

The duration of the course will depend on the qualification, your Tutor will discuss this with you.

You may then wish to progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations (Construction), please speak to your Tutor for further information.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements however, you will need to complete an initial assessment and informal interview.

What does the course cost?

The course is FREE for anyone aged 16-18.



Where can I study?

This course is available at the following centres:

  • Rochdale Training Centre
  • Tameside Training Centre