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Construction – Level 1

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About the course

You will be introduced to the world of construction at our dedicated training facility with its full-scale workshops. The course is run by qualified, experienced staff who have all had industry-based experience in their specific vocational areas. They will guide and assist you during the course and help you to fully understand the particulars of this profession. State-of-the-art workshops, equipped with professional quality tools, means that you will be learning in an environment which simulates a reallife building site. The course includes health, safety and welfare in construction; painting and decorating; plastering, block paving, and concrete finishes; basic plumbing and carpentry (locks, latches and woodwork joints). You will also be given the opportunity to gain a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card and take part in work experience placements as part of your course.

Topics and units

– Constructing bridle joints
– Laying block paving
– Health & Safety
– Fitting locks and latches
– Painting and wallpapering
– Applying wallpaper to internal and external walls
– Bending and jointing copper pipes
– Painting and decorating
– Concerting
– Preparing background surfaces and applying finishing coats
– Constructing cavity walls in brickwork and blockwork

Work placement opportunities:
Prestige Barns, Vortex Cleaning, JSB Building, Balfour Beatty, and Carrera Construction.

Careers and progression

Progressing to: Level 2 construction
Aspirational careers: Civil engineer, housebuilder, site manager, commercial manager, designer

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grades 2-1 including English or maths

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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Full Time


1 Year


Haybridge Road, Telford


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24 April 2024
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25 April 2024
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19 June 2024
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