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Construction Skills (Multi Trade) Certificate Level 1 at Darlington College

Course description

The Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills has been developed for delivery in a training environment and has been designed to:

- introduce learners to the construction industry

- help learners to decide what area of the industry they would like to work in

- develop learners skills and knowledge at this level

- prepare learners for taking further qualifications to enable them to enter the industry in their chosen craft.

If you have not achieved a C grade or above in English or maths, you will as part of your course be required to work towards this as part of your study programme.  You will be given the opportunity to go on work experience at certain times during your course.

To develop your employability opportunities you may also be given enrichment classes. This may focus upon additional qualifications, industrial updating and career preparation.

Course content

CSA L1Occ246 Apply paint to substrates CSA L1Occ247 Apply wallpapers to substrates CSA L1Occ240 Build a block wall CSA L1Occ241 Build a brick wall CSA L1Occ242 Build a cavity wall CSA L1Occ243 Construct woodworking joints CSA L1Occ244 Fit architrave and skirting CSA L1Occ245 Fit ironmongery to an internal door CSA L1Core220 Health and safety in construction trades CSA L1Occ251 Plaster a ceiling CSA L1Occ249 Plaster corners CSA L1Occ250 Plaster walls CSA L1Occ248 Prepare substrates for painting and decorating CSA L1Occ253 Tile Floors CSA L1Occ254 Tile Walls CSA L1Occ252 Using plaster materials to produce moulds CSA L1Core221 Working and communicating effectively in construction trades


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.


As you study on the programme you will fill in a learner workbook which will guide you to completing the course successfully.

Future opportunities

This Level 1 Certificate will enable and/or prepare you to progress in your chosen trade and on completion of this qualification, you may undertake further training in one of Cskills Awards qualifications: Level 1 Learners may progress to a Trade Level 1 or 2 Award or Certificate or Diploma. Alternatively you could take up an Apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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