If you are aiming for a career in the construction industry and want to get a broad training, this course is an excellent place to start. You will get the opportunity to develop skills in wood working, plastering, painting and decorating, bricklaying, wall and floor tiling, while also learning about core subject areas such as health and safety, and working and communicating effectively in the construction trades. In addition, you will develop skills in joints; fit architrave and skirting; fit ironmongery to an internal door; use plaster materials to produce moulds; plaster a ceiling, walls and corners; apply paint to substrates; apply wallpapers to substrates; prepare substrates for painting and decorating; build a block wall, brick wall and cavity wall; and tile floors and walls.

Aims of the course

To promote high quality learning that meets the demands of the construction industry.

Unit Breakdown

The learner will cover knowledge in three core subject areas:

- Health, safety and welfare

- Technical information, quantities and communication

- Construction technology

The Learner will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in:

- Plaster walls

- Apply paint to substrates

- Build a block wall

- Construct woodworking joints

- Fit architrave and skirting

- Tile Walls

- Build a brick wall

- Fit ironmongery to an internal door

- Prepare substrates for painting and decorating

- Develop customer relationships

Assessment Method

Synoptic practical assessments and multiple online exams.

Progression Opportunities

Having successfully completed this course, you could progress to Level 2 Building Maintenance, for example, or another construction qualification, including an apprenticeship.

Career Options

What can I earn as a construction worker?

When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified construction worker you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:

Bricklayers start on around £17,000 a year and can earn £27,000 with 3-5 years' experience

Plumbers start on around £18,000 a year and can earn £30,000 with 3-5 years' experience

Construction supervisors start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience

If you're interested in a career in construction, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with major construction companies, our courses include valuable work experience opportunities, helping to prepare you for your first role in this exciting industry.

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Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs D-G / or 3-1 (in 2017 GCSEs)

Relevant industry experience


The course is 20% theory (classroom based) and 80% practical (workshop based), plus a minimum of one week's work experience.

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Deptford Bridge
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 11/09/2017
End Date 06/07/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £0 p/ year
19-24 £300 p/ year
24+ £300 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year


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