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Construction Level 1 Diploma at Newton Abbot College

Course description

If you’re interested in getting a building qualification, but you’ve no previous qualifications to speak of, then a BTEC National Certificate in Construction is the perfect place for you to start.

The course is very hands on and work-related in nature, which makes these types of courses perfect for those that want to gain qualifications in the world of construction. With BTEC courses you’ll find that there is the perfect mix of project based work and written theory. At this first stage you won’t get bogged down with too much written work. Instead, you’ll have plenty of time to get your hands dirty and gain a greater understanding of basic construction skills and techniques, which are essential for practical application in the working world.

Course content

n this applied general qualification course you will be given the opportunity to use a wide variety of hand and power tools in our modern and fully equipped workshop.

You will gain skills and understanding in the following trades:

  • Plumbing;
  • Electrical;
  • Carpentry and Joinery;
  • Painting and Decorating;
  • Plastering;
  • Bricklaying.

Entry requirements

Your needs are discussed on an individual basis and we would expect to see a genuine enthusiasm and commitment to working in the Construction Industry.  All students are encouraged and supported to complete a programme of work placement and tutorial.

Future opportunities

This would be an ideal starting point for many learners either wishing to undertake an apprenticeship or full time Diploma in:

  • Carpentry;
  • Joinery;
  • Decorating;
  • Bricklaying;
  • Plastering;
  • Painting;
  • Tiling;
  • Roofing;
  • Bricklaying;
  • Plumbing. 

 If you prefer office based work you could take a technical course to learn how to become:

  • A Site Manager;
  • Contracts Manager;
  • Estimator;
  • Site Engineer

Students wishing to continue their studies can go on to study the Open Award Level 2 Diploma in Construction that lasts one year.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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