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Construction Employability Skills Level 1 at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

Thinking about a career in construction but not sure where to start? Looking to learn a trade and not sure which direction to take? Are you looking for a course that is practical and hands-on? Then this is the course for you.

The Employability Skills for Construction, Level 1, will introduce you to a number of trades, from carpentry and joinery to brickwork and painting & decorating. You will try your hand at a range of techniques and form a strong basis of skills and knowledge that can be used to help you go onto further education or employment in your chosen industry.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.  You will need to have an interest in the construction industry and be prepared to undertake an entry assessment during your interview.


You will complete a number of practical tasks in the workshops that will be marked by your tutor.  You will also complete some written theory work in the classroom and study centre.

Future opportunities

If you want to build on your skills and experience you may wish to progress onto a Level 1 Diploma in your chosen area. There are many career paths to choose from in the construction industry, where skills in carpentry, brickwork or painting & decorating will prove useful.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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    • Malvern is homed to the College's Construction Centre of Excellence and provides the equipment and space necessary to deliver high quality practical tutoring of construction trades including: brickwork, wood occupations and painting and decorating. 

      Our building has six units; stretching front to back, the first four are accessible from the front door, the rear two are accessed via a ramp between units four and five. Fire escape access for the first four units are on the same level but for four and five you will need to travel down steps to return to the front of the building adjacent to the fire assembly points.