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Level 1 Certificate or Extented Certificate in General Construction at ProCo NW Ltd

Course description

This qualification gives learners an introduction into the construction industry. Learners will have an introduction into: bricklaying, joinery and plastering.

During the course, learners will build their practical skills as well as complete theory work.

Course content

  • Introduction to health & safety
  • Constructing angled halving joints
  • Constructing block walling
  • Constructing half brick return corners
  • Preparing background surfaces and applying finishing coats
  • Mixing materials and applying floating coats

Entry requirements

No entry requirements needed.


  • Written assessments
  • Assignments

Financial information

To suppport progression and development each learner can apply for a bursary which is means tested and is dependent on attendance.

Future opportunities

After completing the qualification learners may wish to progress onto a Level 2 General Construction Study Programme, specialise in a particular construction trade or they may progress onto a Level 2 Maintenance Operations Apprenticeship.

Further information

Kurt Koniuszewski, General Construction Skills learner, said: "ProCo has helped me gain distinctions in all my subject areas- something which I never thought would happen."

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 October 2015
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    • Wigan Skills Centre

      Our Wigan Skills Centre is located a few minutes walk from Wigan town centre. With excellent transport links the learning centre, on Prescott Street, is easily accessible.

      House in the learning centre is motor vehicle garage, fully-equied with a range of cars, machinery and tools.

      ProCo's brickwork, plastering, plumbing and joinery workshops are also located at the centre.