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Construction Skills Level 1 Certificate at Walsall College

Course description

This course consists of the basics in the construction crafts and building services including Bricklaying, Carpentry and Joinery, Painting and Decorating, Plastering and Tiling. 80% of your time will be spent hands in our purpose built workshops at Green Lane Campus where you will develop your skills under expert guidance. The workshops have been expertly designed and laid out to simulate Construction Industry conditions. 

The other 20% of your time will be spent in the classroom where you will develop your knowledge of the trade by learning the theory that underpins the projects you complete in the workshops.

All your tutors possess a high degree of skills and knowledge gained from their vast experience working in the industry and all are industry qualified.

The tasks and projects you will complete at college grow in complexity and difficulty as you progress, enabling your skills and knowledge to be fully developed and tested to your own abilities.

Entry requirements

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

Financial information

All materials are supplied by the department for you to complete your training and assessments. Tools will be supplied for you to complete your work to the best possible standard, but we encourage all our learners to provide their own so they are job ready and it is an industry requirement.

Future opportunities

You may 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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