Construction Level 1 Extended 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.

  • Study Mode

    Full-time

  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    Bracknell and Wokingham College

  • Pathway

    Construction

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.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will gain a Multi-Trade Construction Skills City & Guilds Level 1 Extended Certificate. You can then progress on to the Construction Level 2 programme at Bracknell and Wokingham College, another vocational study programme, or apprenticeship within your chosen trade.

All 16–19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and maths—or to undertake Functional Skills—if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade 4 (C) in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

This course is an excellent start to a career in the construction industry as it will give you an in-depth understanding of what is required of each trade and give you an insight to the various career paths within this lucrative industry.

You will get the opportunity to develop skills from a range of different areas, such as:

  • carpentry
  • electrical
  • painting and decorating

You will also learn about core subject areas, such as health and safety, and working and communicating effectively in the construction trades.

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.

Upon successful completion of this course, you could progress to Level 2 studies in Carpentry, Bricklaying, Plumbing, Electrical, or begin an apprenticeship.

You will be required to purchase the correct overalls, boots and PPE.

There are no formal entry requirements. However, you will need to have an interest in the construction industry and be prepared to undertake an entry assessment during your interview.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. You will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure you are capable of completing the course successfully.

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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