Working in Construction (Construction) Level 1 Certificate

This course will introduce you to a variety of construction trades, you will gain skills in those areas and help you decide which trade is the right one for you.

  • Level

    Level 1

  • Study Mode


  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    Bracknell and Wokingham College

  • Pathway


This Construction Level 1 study programme at Bracknell and Wokingham College will give you an introduction to a variety of construction trades and a basic grounding in a variety of skills.

You will gain skills in specific trade areas, and this will help you decide which trade is the right one for you and your future career. The following construction trades are covered within the programme:

  • Carpentry and joinery
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Construction operations

Upon successful completion of this programme, you can progress on to the Construction Level 2 programme at Bracknell and Wokingham College, or another vocational study programme or apprenticeship within your chosen trade.

You’ll learn basic construction skills and knowledge and undertake various practical and knowledge-based activities.

Practical sessions take place in fully equipped workshops supported by theoretical sessions to provide foundation knowledge and understanding.

You’ll be assessed through practical projects and written assignments.

Applicants for a Level 1 programme will normally have:
– a strong interest in their chosen programme of study
– the commitment to work towards improving English and Maths as part of the programme
– the ability to discuss past experiences of education and future ambitions.

All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

As part of the course you will need to demonstrate specific literacy, numeracy and ICT skills alongside your main subject studies. These functional skills will help with your coursework and develop personal skills for life and work.

Explore your career progression options

If you are considering applying for this programme, why not explore your potential career progression routes using our handy tool.

You can explore live job vacancies, next level qualifications and apprenticeship standards in your local area. Not only this but you can also watch videos of real people talking about their experiences of working in your specific industry or occupation of interest.

Why not visit us at an Open Event and find out more about this pathway.

Why Bracknell and Wokingham College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
  • 150+

    Courses available

  • 95%

    of our graduates go into work or higher education 

  • 60+

    years of teaching experience

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