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Construction Level 1

Course Information

  • Course Code: TCS110
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study mode: Full Time
Overview

This course provides an ideal introduction to the construction industry and covers essential skill in a variety of construction trades including bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, plastering, painting and decorating, construction operations, tiling, electrical and plumbing. There will be a range of teaching methods used, which may include classroom teaching, open learning and practical workshop sessions.

What will I study?

The course structure is broken down into units, you will study:

  • Bricklaying, Joinery
  • Tiling, Construction, Operations, Painting & Decorating
  • Carpentry
  • Plastering, Plumbing, Electrical
Entry Requirements

2 GCSEs at Grade E/2 in Maths and English Language or completion of an Entry Level course.

What can I do next?

This qualification may then provide a steppingstone into an apprenticeship or other Level 2 qualifications in, for example, Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery.

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Bricklayer

Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, this could be the perfect job for you.

To become a bricklayer, you will need to be able to read plans. You’ll also need to be able to work in a well organised way.

You may not need formal qualifications to become a bricklayer, but employers usually want people who have some on-site experience. Some building companies may want you to have GCSEs in subjects like maths and English.?

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Carpenter Or Joiner

Carpenters and joiners make and install wooden fixtures and fittings. They can work in many areas, for instance on construction sites, fitting out shops and bars, and building sets for film and TV.

If you enjoy working with wood and want to put your practical skills to good use, this could be an ideal career for you.

You'll need an eye for detail, good maths skills for working out measurements and the ability to follow technical plans.

Employers usually want people with some construction experience and relevant qualifications. You could start as a joiner's mate or labourer to get some site experience then take further training to qualify. Another common way into this career is through an Apprenticeship scheme.

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Electrician

Electricians fit and repair electrical circuits and wiring in people's homes and businesses. They also install and maintain electrical equipment, instruments and machinery.

If you are good with practical work, can follow technical plans and want a varied job, this could be a great career for you.

You'll also need to be well organised and understand the importance of safety regulations.

To qualify as an electrician you will need to complete industry-recognised training and qualifications. A common way to do this is through an apprenticeship.

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Plumber

Plumbers fit, service and repair hot and cold water systems, and heating systems in homes and businesses. They also work with gas fires and cookers.

If you want a varied job that makes good use of your practical skills and takes you out and about, this could be perfect for you.

You will need to be good at solving problems, have the ability to follow technical plans, and understand the importance of health and safety. You'll also need good customer care skills.

To become a qualified plumber you will need to complete industry-recognised training and qualifications. A common way in is through an Apprenticeship.

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