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Construction - Level 1 Diploma at City of Oxford College

Course description

Gain valuable skills and learn about different parts of the construction industry with this Level 1 Diploma in Construction.


Course content

This qualification is an important step towards career opportunities in: 

- bricklaying
- carpentry
- painting and decorating 
- plumbing
- site health and safety

The programme emphasises learning by doing. 

It offers a blend of practical workshop skills and classroom based activities to build up your overall knowledge of construction.

Entry requirements

For this Level 1 programme you need:
- a strong interest in construction
- a commitment to improving your English and maths as part of the programme
- to be able to talk to us about past learning experiences and future ambitions in an interview 
- a good attitude, a willingness to learn and a pair of safety boots


Our learning portal allows you to view further information on the units and link to interactive activities. 

The course is:
- 75% practical
- 20% theory and portfolio building
- 5% functional skills and tutorials

Future opportunities

On successful completion, you can progress to our Level 2 programmes or seek work in the construction industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: BLPCONL1


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