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.
You can 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.
What you'll learn
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:
- 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.
How you'll learn and be assessed
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.
Minimum of 3 GCSE’s at grade 2 (including Maths and English), compulsory Summer assessment attendance.
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.