Accessibility links

Construction Skills - C&G Level 1 Diploma at East Durham College

Course description

The main focus of the programme is to develop practical tool skills and enhance basic underpinning knowledge of relevant industrial processes and techniques. These will be delivered in a workshop environment for practical sessions and classroom based for theory sessions. Also incorporated into the study programme will be Functional Skills (Maths & English), Tutorial, Work Experience, Academic Tutorial and relevant trips & guest visits.

Course content


The qualification consists of 1 core and 10 'trade specific' units:

• Introduction to health and safety in construction

• Tiling a plain wall

• Construction half brick walling

• Preparing background surfaces and applying render

• Tiling floor

• Construct block walling

• Construct cavity walls

• Construct brick walling


Entry requirements

A general interest in construction, to be working at Entry Level 3 for both Maths and English.


The programme is assessed by practical test pieces for each unit.

Financial information

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

Future opportunities

Sucessful completion will allow you to move onto a main stream level 1 course in the specialist trade you desire.

Further information

Successful completion will allow progression onto a Level 1 programme in a specialist trade of your choice the following academic year.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
Provider logo

Key information


  • More information
    • In Peterlee, the College re-located in 2009 into an exciting £36 million new build development. Needless to say, the complex is one of the most modern educational facilities in the region and one which staff, students and the public at large are justifiably proud of.

      Along with its specially designed state-of-the-art classrooms and work areas, the College also showcases a 500 seater sports arena and the area's only dedicated specialist theatre.