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Maintenance Operations (Construction) City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

This course is designed to give students an insight into basic construction skills. Students will undertake various disciplines including Bricklaying, Carpentry, Painting & Decorating, Wall & Floor Tiling, Guttering, Rendering and Plastering. This is a route into a maintenance occupation Level 2 programme, Apprenticeship or into a trade specific course such as Brickwork or Carpentry.

Course content

Students will work on various units and complete both practical and theoretical work in Bricklaying, Carpentry, Painting & Decorating, Wall & Floor Tiling, Guttering, Plastering and Health & Safety. As part of this study programme students are also required to attend Maths and English Functional Skills lessons and participate in weekly tutorials

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are ideally GCSE at Grade D or above and through Initial Diagnostic Assessment. Learners will also have to attend an interview with a member of the Construction team.


You will be assessed carrying out a number of practical tasks in the workshop; there will also be in-class verbal and written assessments and a number of online tests for all of your study programme elements (including English and Maths).

Financial information

Students will require stationery equipment, details of which will be given by the tutor. Suitable safety footwear and overalls along with items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of our course including English and Maths your next step will be to progress onto a trade specific Brick or Wood Level 1 Diploma or Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations. This will be in addition to having shown a high level of commitment, effort, positive attitude along with good attendance throughout year 1.

Further information

You will be required to attend 3 days per week as this is a full-time course. It is compulsory for you to attend all sessions including English and Maths Functional Skills. A minimum of 95% attendance is required to sucessfully complete this course.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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    • Located in South Wigston, our £43million college campus has everything you need all in one place!

      • Purpose-built Engineering facility
      • Construction Workshops
      • Hair & Beauty Salons – open to the public
      • Gym
      • Eating Place, including an onsite Costa Coffee
      • Library
      • Onsite nursery
      • Multi-faith room
      • Student Lounge

      Subjects available to study include:

      • Apprenticeships
      • Accounting
      • Business
      • Child Development and Education
      • Computing & IT
      • Construction
      • Engineering
      • FE Choices
      • Foundation Learning
      • Hair & Beauty
      • Health & Social Care
      • Media & Games Design
      • Motor Vehicle
      • Public Services
      • Sport
      • Travel & Tourism

      To find out more about South Leicestershire College:

      0116 264 3535