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Construction (Multi-Skills) - BTEC Level 1 Diploma at West Thames College

Course description

Based in our purpose-built workshops at the Feltham Skills Centre, you will try your hand at a variety of trades including: carpentry, brickwork, plumbing, painting and decorating, electrical installation and/or motor mechanics.

Course content

You will learn practical skills in brickwork, carpentry, joinery, plumbing, electrical installation and construction drawing.

The course has been designed to give you a basic awareness of working in construction and a good understanding of health and safety in construction. It focuses on practical work, although there will also be sessions in the classroom. You will learn about timber products, joinery and plumbing skills, health and safety and welfare, painting skills, construction drawing and electrical installation.

You will also study functional skills in English and maths.

Entry requirements

None. You will have an interview and assessment.

If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email


Your assessments are carried out in the workshop and in classroom environments. You will need to demonstrate your skills development in trades covered within the qualification.

Financial information

This course is free for students aged 16-18 years.

Future opportunities

You may progress to a Level 2 course or intermediate apprenticeship, or into employment in the construction sector.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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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: 02 August 2017
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    • As part of West Thames College London, the West Thames College Skills + Logistics Centre in Feltham is a smaller campus with a friendly atmosphere, offering a range of trade courses in West London.

      Around 650 students study at the Skills Centre to gain the practical skills needed for a career in Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Engineering, Catering or Construction trades (Plumbing, Brickwork, Painting & Decorating, Electrical Installation and Carpentry).

      We have excellent links with employers too, so there are lots of job and apprenticeship opportunities.

      The Centre has its own Common Room, Careers Advisors, Library, Cafeteria, IT Suite and Outdoor Leisure Activities. Students at Feltham also have full access to the Isleworth campus.

      Courses at the West Thames College Skills + Logistics Centre are very popular and, as places are limited, you are advised to apply early.