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Foundation Certificate in Building Craft Occupations at Calderdale College

Course description

Foundation Certificate in Building Craft Occupations  delivered at the North Halifax Skills Centre (Club Lane) only. The course covers Wood occupations; Trowel trades; Painting and Decorating and Plastering.

Course content

This is a multi-trade course which runs over 22 weeks as part of the Study Programme. At the end of this period you will have achieved a national Level 1 in Building Craft Occupations.

You will study units such as:

  • Handle and store construction materials and components
  • Fix construction components
  • Mix construction materials
  • Cut, lay and fix construction components
  • Apply finishing materials
  • Set out for construction components

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.


Candidates must sit an externally set and marked knowledge test and are practically assessed on each unit continually throughout the course.

Financial information

In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived.  Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.

Future opportunities

All successful students will get the  opportunity to progress onto a trade  specific full Level 1 construction  course which will be in either:   Wood occupations; Trowel trades; Painting and Decorating or Plastering.   Employment opportunities  could include an apprenticeship  in your chosen trade area. 

Further information

Please complete an application form and return it to us at the following freepost address:-
Calderdale College Central Admissions Unit, FREEPOST HX2 004, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3BR

or click the link to apply online:

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 October 2014
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    • The North Halifax Skills Centre delivers high quality training in a community setting; the Centre provides an excellent alternative venue for vocational courses in a welcoming and supportive learning environment through the Construction and Hairdressing and Beauty Academies.