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This level 1 Multiskills programme is designed to support a general understanding of the construction industry and build hand skills at E3/L1.  Assignments and assessments have been selected to support both learners academic and hand skills development.  Opportunities for extension tasks supporting learners business development are available. 

What can I do next?

After completing this course there are a number of options available, the most natural and popular progression is onto a level 1 diploma in any trade area.  Successful students, depending on their final grade and attitude could progress onto an apprenticeship, employment or continue training towards supervisory and management positions and qualifications within the industry.

What will I be doing?

Constructing brickwork models in lime mortar, forming basic carpentry joints and paint finishes within the construction industry that can be evidenced to support global employability.  Most learners choose a trade course as progression within the area and with the skills they have learned.  This course offers invaluable skills, focusing on developing confidence, the ability to take risks with their work, develop basic knowledge of construction, health and safety and developing hand skills.  Learners will learn how to create a strong understanding of formative and summative assessment, and be confident to speak about their work in order to attain employment.

Added Extras

Site visits, sports and trips alongside your main programme.  You will also continue to study maths and English.

How will I be assessed?

This course is practically based making it a popular choice for new learners.  You will be assessed on each unit with a practical assesment. This qualification also includes a mandatory health and safety assignment.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will need to have a keen interest in the construction industry.

What do I need to bring?

Students will need to purchase a protective uniform and toe protective footwear to conform to personal protective equipment in our workshops, as well as a recommended reference book and basic stationery.  Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.  Trips will be organised throughout the year and may incur a cost.

Fee Information

Free to those under 19 on 31st August 2021.

If you are 19 or over on 31st August 2021, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last 3 years and are a fee paying new entrant you will pay approx. £2000 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approx. £5500 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2020/21 and could be subject to change for 2021/22).

Fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £2000 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approx. £3500 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2020/21 and could be subject to change for 2021/22).

If you are aged 19-23 you may also be entitled to free training if the course you choose is your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification. You may also be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable.

For these costs please contact our Information Centre on 01992 411411 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

These fees are indicative of the 2021-22 costs and may be subject to change


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