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Construction Multi-Skills Level 1

Level 1

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Key Info

Learning Area   Construction
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year

Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   06/09/2021
Fees   Tuition Fees: £1292.00

If you’re not sure of what you want to do but think it might be in construction, then this is the starter course for you.

The course has been designed to give you time to try three different trade areas, Carpentry, Bricklaying and Plumbing.

You will also develop your confidence, team skills, maths, communication, Health & Safety and employability skills. We will also revisit British values, Equality & Diversity, and Prevent. Extra-curricular activities will be organised to ensure we have fun along the way.

In carpentry you will learn how to handle tools safely and construct halving joints, housing joints and framing joints.

In bricklaying you will learn how to set out for brick and block walls, tiling, and concreting.

In plumbing you will learn how to bend and join copper pipe, plastic pipe and steal pipe using a variety of jointing methods.

Your course will be supported by Maths and English to ensure you are not only employable but meet the criteria to embark on your next course.

You will also engage with a work experience programme to show you are ready for the workplace or identify any training required to ensure you understand the requirements of the workplace.

You will develop your use and knowledge of a variety of tools and how to maintain them. Your time-keeping and work ethic will be monitored from day one and should you need additional support this will be provided.

This Level 1 course is all about introducing you to the construction industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced trade professionals and instructors, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

  What You Will Learn

This one-year introduction will explain the tools, components and terminology used in the construction industry you will learn how the industry works and how they interact with one another. By gaining an introduction to all three trades you will be prepared for the more specialised practical approach to your chosen career path the following year. This in turn will ensure you are on the right career path for you.

  Entry Requirements

There no set entry requirements. We are looking for motivated and interested individuals

  Work Experience

3 weeks (90 hours) of any construction based areas 


You will be assessed through practical assignments and through theory papers linked to health & safety.


Once you’ve finished this Level 1 course, you’ll have a real understanding of what the construction industry is like and which areas best suit you, and be ready to move on to the more specific trade course at Level 1 or 2. We also offer apprenticeships across the construction industry, so if you want to earn while you learn, then you can consider that option. Your Personal Tutor will help and guide you through out your course.


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