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Certificate in Construction Skills – Adult Level 1

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About the course

This basic certificate in construction has been designed to facilitate learners who wish to gain first steps into the construction sector, it incorporates basic levels of practical skills, knowledge and behaviours required to allow learners to understand some elements of preparation as to what is required to access the different trades.


This will be assessed and graded pass, merit or distinction and could lead to a higher-level course or help towards employment or apprenticeship.

Topics and units

  • Basic health and safety – Legislation, signage, PPE, and risks and hazards.
  • Carpentry skills – Bridle joints, fitting locks and latches.
  • Block paving – preparing sub- base and laying paviours.
  • Painting and decorating – wallpapering and painting surfaces.
  • Floor tiling and upstands – fixing and grouting of floor and wall tiles.
  • Introduction to construction, principles of construction and communication

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, but a good understanding of maths and English would be desirable.

Age requirement 19+ years.

Additional information

Learners will need to provide PPE; such as steel toe capped boots, hi-vis vest and workwear trousers.

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this course, please click ‘apply now‘ on this page or at the top of any page, and create an website account or sign in an account you have already created and complete the application form. 

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Part time


1 year

Start date



Haybridge Road


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Upcoming events

Open event
09 October 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Open event
13 November 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Christmas Fayre and Professional Skills Open Event
04 December 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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