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Construction Multi-skills Level 1 at City College Brighton and Hove

Course description

Do you want to learn a trade? Through our range of full-time
courses and apprenticeships, we will help you gain the
qualifications and practical skills you need to build a career in Brickwork, Painting & Decorating, Plastering or Tiling.

The Level 1 Diploma in Construction Multi-skills is designed to develop your skills and knowledge, enabling you to work in the industry of your chosen craft.

It has been specifically developed to be delivered in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the tests are based on you showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.

Course content

On this course you will study the following units.


  • Handle and store construction materials and components

Fixtures and Fittings

  • Fix construction components
  • Set Out for construction components


  • Mix construction materials
  • Set out for construction components
  • Cut, lay and fix construction components


  • Mix construction materials
  • Set out for construction components
  • Apply finishing materials


  • Practical assignments
  • Multiple choice end unit knowledge tests

Entry requirements

All applicants must attend an interview and have basic measuring skills and some experience of using basic hand tools.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this Level 1
course, please see our Pathways courses on page 75.

Interview for entry: Interview required

Pre-entry preparation:
Some background knowledge of the skills and techniques used in the industry would help and students may find it useful to do some background reading, using some of the trade journals and press reviews of the industry.

Good basic skills in communication and the use of the internet would also be an asset for the research of much of the subject area. Watching construction based programs and discussion groups would also help in preparing the student with terminology and phrases used in the industry


To gain the diploma, learners must be successful in all units and the practical assignment. They must also pass the GOLA online test, a separate knowledge test set and marked by CAA.

Financial information

All full time courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August 2016. The only fees you have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment and the cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help from the college's learner support funds. You should apply for financial support as soon as you receive your offer letter.

Future opportunities

After successfully completing this qualification, you may wish to further your skills and experience either on the Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance or by achieving the National Vocational Qualification.

Alternatively, this qualification provides you with the basic training to enter the industry as a trainee.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Brighton and Hove directly.

Last updated date: 22 March 2016
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