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General Construction Level 1 Diploma at Northumberland College

Course description

This course is for anyone who would like to take their first steps towards a career in the construction industry specifically areas which involve concreting, block paving etc.

Course content

You will study general safety in the workplace, laying construction related materials, moving and handling resources, preparing mixed construction related materials and how to cut construction related materails. Ideal if you would like to develop both the skills and knowledge to become a general construction operative.

Entry requirements

You don't need any formal qualifications to join this course but should have an interest in construction.


Your progress will be assessed by a combination of written assignments, end tests and practical exercises.

Future opportunities

After successful completion of the course you could progress onto a level 2 qualification or into employment in your chosen career path.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.