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Basic Construction Skills Level 1 Diploma at East Surrey College

Course description

This course is an ideal introduction to the construction industry and covers the essential skills within the following construction trades: site carpentry, bricklaying, plumbing, tiling and plastering. Through learning the skills and knowledge needed for a variety of trades you will understand how they interact and work with one another.

Course content

Units/topics covered:
 Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction/health & safety
 Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others
 Knowledge of building methods and construction technology
 Know how to carry out small scale masonry trade repairs/brickwork
 Know how to carry out small scale painting, decorating and associated trade repairs
 Know how to carry out small scale wood trade repairs

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs Grade A* - G that include Maths and English


Online tests and a portfolio of evidence.

Financial information

If you are under 19 on 31/08/2016, tuition is free. If you are 19 or over please consult Client Services for advice and guidance on funding and eligibility.
Please be aware that there may be additional costs for equipment and educational visits. This information will be available from the curriculum staff at interview.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you may progress onto either Maintenance Operations Level 2 Diploma or a Level 1 Diploma in a trade specific discipline.

Further information

To meet health and safety requirements within our realistic work environment, learners must provide steel toe-capped boots/safety shoes and must wear suitable clothing.

If you have any outstanding queries please contact our Client Services team on 01737 788444.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Surrey College directly.

Last updated date: 13 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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