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Construction Multi Skills Level 1 Diploma at Hertford Regional College

Course description

This course will prepare you to work in the construction industry and is designed to allow you to experience different areas of this industry, especially if you are unsure of which pathway to take. You will benefit from working in a practical construction environment in our extensive new facilities which will introduce you to the trades of Bricklaying, Carpentry, Painting and Decorating. 

Course content

To achieve this Construction Qualification a candidate has to be assessed as competent. Units:

  • Handling and storing materials and components
  • Removing and replacing fittings and fixtures
  • Cutting, laying and fixing components
  • Mixing materials
  • Applying finishing materials
  • Health & Safety

Entry requirements

  • Have a keen interest in the Construction industry
  • Demonstrate literacy skills at Level 1 or Entry Level 3


  • Course work assessed internally
  • Practical work assessed to achieve City and Guild 6218 Basic Construction Skills

Financial information

Free to those under 19 on 31st August 2016. If you are 19 or over on 31st August 2016, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last three years, and are a fee paying new entrant you will pay £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). However, fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). You will be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee, materials fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable. For these costs please contact our Information Centre.

Future opportunities

When you have successfully completed this course, you will have gained a nationally recognised qualification, developed your basic level skills and have opportunities to start a Modern Apprenticeship, or full time Diploma in your chosen trade at level 1.

Further information

Additional Activities 

Site visits/sports/trips alongside your main programme. Basic skills (functional skills) in maths and English.

What will I need? 

Boots (safety kite marked) for practical sessions – all other PPE provided. Overalls are optional.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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    • Buses: a regular bus service connects Cheshunt and Broxbourne rail stations to the campus.

      Additional buses run to the College including:

      C2/C3 from Harlow                       approx 30 minutes
      310/311 from Waltham Cross      approx 17 minutes
      310/311 from Hertford                  approx 40 minutes

      Trains: The National Express East Anglia Service provides services from Broxbourne and Cheshunt stations to London Liverpool Street, Tottenham Hale, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted. 

      Example journey times:
      London Liverpool Street – Cheshunt – 20 minutes
      Stansted Mountfitchet – Broxbourne – 24 minutes

      Parking: There are limited car parking spaces on site.