Course Title: Level 1 – Diploma in Construction Skills
Course Code: HR216B

Department: Construction
Course Type: Full time

This is an all-round Level 1 introduction to construction skills and will show employers that you have what it takes to get started in the construction industry. You will gain all the instruction, experience and confidence you need to develop your practical skills and progress within the construction industry.

You will build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your knowledge under the guidance of a specialist team of industry experienced tutors.



Diploma in Construction Skills (QCF)

Course Content

Units include:
Carpentry and joinery skills
Health and safety
Hand tool maintenance
Plumbing installation and maintenance
Introducing rainwater goods
Renewing and refitting radiators
Brickwork skills
Blockwork skills
Setting out and laying gravel paths
Basic electrical work
Relevant work experience
English and maths.

£50 annual contribution towards materials.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements however English and maths skills will be assessed at interview for suitability. A keen interest in a career in construction, willingness to learn new skills and undertake practical tasks as well as the ability to work independently and within a team. Basic word processing skills for the production of portfolio evidence. You will be required to undertake work experience. Tetanus protection is recommended.

Next Steps

Level 2 Diploma in Construction Maintenance Operations Intermediate Apprenticeship in Property Maintenance Operative

Career Opportunities

Apprentice plumber, apprentice carpenter, apprentice facility management in hotels, hospitals, housing groups.