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Construction Skills Level 1 City & Guilds Award at City College Plymouth

Course description

If you enjoy all aspects of construction and want to develop your knowledge of all trades, or if you are unsure of which particular trade you want to go into, then this study programme could be perfect for you! It covers all areas of construction inclusive of plastering, painting and decorating, carpentry, brickwork and plumbing. It will teach you about basic construction techniques and skills, the various materials used and allow you to practice in an industry simulated environment, achieving nationally recognised trade credits. 

Course content

The main course subjects covered are;

  • health and safety
  • foundation in plastering
  • foundation in painting and decorating
  • foundation in brick work
  • foundation in carpentry
  • foundation in plumbing.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however an initial assessment must be taken and maths and English at entry level 3 must be demonstrated. Willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course will enable you to progress into employment or further your education. 


You will be assessed under simulated industry working conditions, in the workshops and classrooms.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course will enhance your employment/apprenticeship opportunities and enable you to progress to a level 1 specific construction course at the College. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 February 2016

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