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Multitrade Construction Activities Level 1 at Walsall College

Course description

This course is suitable for applicants who want to gain all round construction skills. It will appeal to people who enjoy more practical activities and working with their hands. The course can be quite physically demanding, but it will introduce students into the industry. The course is an ideal start for people wishing to gain employment in the construction industry or an apprenticeship with a company.

This course consists of the basics in the construction crafts including Bricklaying, Carpentry and Joinery, Painting and Decorating, Boarding and Plastering, Tiling.

Entry requirements

By interview and record of achievement. No formal entry qualifications. All applicants will undertake an initial assessment to establish level and will also complete a dexterity test in the form of taster days. This will give you an insight into the course and establish suitability.


The qualification is nationally recognised. For the theory you will complete end of unit multiple choice tests as you progress and an on-line test at the end. In practical you will be required to complete a synoptic practical assignment when you reach the end of your training.

Future opportunities

You can progress onto a course or an Apprenticeship in a specific Construction trade including:-

  • Diploma Level 1 - Bricklaying
  • Diploma Level 1 – Carpentry & Joinery
  • Diploma Level 1 - Painting & Decorating
  • Diploma Level 1 – Plastering

This will be based upon a satisfactory reference from your L1 Personal Tutor to include professional attitude, attendance, punctuality and performance.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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