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Construction Entry Level Award at South Essex College

Course description

Thinking about a career in construction? Try your hand at a variety of different construction and building tasks with this basic construction skills qualification. Basic construction skills qualifications are for learners interested in learning more about construction jobs like plumbing, painting and decorating, carpentry and plastering.

System ref: #54016

Entry requirements

This programme will introduce you to the following trades, enabling you to build on these skills at level 1:

  • bricklaying
  • carpentry
  • painting and decorating
  • plastering
  • plumbing
  • health and safety
  • maths and English

This course includes a trip one day each week to the state-of-the-art Thurrock Campus to complete some of the practical elements.


  • demonstrate the ability to work at entry level 3 in maths and English in an assessment
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references

Financial information

  • coursework
  • practical assessments

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

  • Construction Skills Level 1 Extended Certificate
  • Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 Diploma
  • Electrical Installations Level 1 Diploma

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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