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Construction Crafts Diploma Level 1 at Furness College

Course description

Learn the practical skills, technical knowledge, Health & Safety training and current legislation and practices that the industry demands in one of the following: Painting & Decorating, Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Plastering or Domestic Electrical. For two years running two of our apprentices have reached the national UK Skills finals in Carpentry & Joinery which has involved them in competition against other construction students from FE colleges across the UK.

Course content

This full-time programme is for those wishing to acquire an understanding of the construction industry, combined with practical skills, before taking up employment as a craftsperson in the industry. The programme includes a Level 1 qualification in an appropriate craft discipline.

Every full-time course will include a real experience of work.

Maths and English form part of this course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.

Entry requirements

You will need two GCSEs at grades D - G (including maths and English). Placement on the course is by interview and aptitude/skills test.


You will be assessed continually throughout the year on practical work by observation and building a portfolio of evidence and by synoptic assessment at the end of the year.

Theory work is assessed in both Construction and Key Skills by the use of multiple-choice exams throughout the year and at the end of the year. You will also undertake a core assignment which is assessed throughout the year.

Financial information

You will need boots, overalls, stationery and drawing equipment.

Future opportunities

An Apprenticeship within the construction industry or a Level 2 Diploma. Progression is based on aptitude and a successful interviewr.

Further information

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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