Course Code: CB1FE255 Construction Skills - Level 1 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 05 Sep 2022 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now 05 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary This construction multi-skills course has been designed for students who want to acquire basic skills in a range of construction and building techniques with a view to starting work in an entry level job on a building site or progressing to further study, with the option to specialise in one of the trades learnt. You will cover basic bricklaying, plastering, tiling, the key elements of joinery and painting and decorating. You will learn about the key materials used in each trade and their application in a variety of situations as well as vital safety information which will allow you to carry out work whilst minimising the risk of injury. Whilst the course is intended as a springboard into work or onto further study, it will also give you the skills to carry out basic DIY projects for yourself and for friends and family. Entry Requirements This course is designed for school leavers so you should be 16-18 to apply for this course. There are no mandatory entry requirements, but students should have some enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to learn. Qualification Obtained Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills The course introduces students to basic skills in the following areas: Carpentry and joinery Plastering Wall and floor tiling Plumbing Brickwork Health and safety Industry Placement and Field Trips There are no industry placements or field trips planned for this course. Learning and Teaching Methods Teaching on the course is largely practical in nature with tutors demonstrating techniques and giving students the opportunity to practise them individually and as part of a team. Tutors then support students on a one-to-one basis giving advice and feedback during practical exercises. There is some theory work to allow participants to gain an understanding of materials and their attributes and key information on health and safety issues both in domestic settings and in the construction industry more generally. Meet the Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods You will be assessed on an ongoing basis during your practical sessions to ensure you have grasped the key techniques and so that tutors can see you are working in a safe, tidy and methodical manner. You will also be expected to produce a portfolio of work examples which can be used to assess your overall progress during the course and undertake a self-directed assignment which will also be assessed. Tuition Fees For students who are 16-18 this course is fully funded. Other Costs and Equipment Needed: You will need to buy footwear suitable for a construction environment. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: TBC Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression This course is an introduction to the construction industry and you may be able to more easily secure labouring work on site once you finish. Alternatively, you can progress onto Level 2 and then Level 3 construction courses and ultimately into degree level study if you wish (with appropriate qualifications in English and maths which we can help you achieve). Reaching Level 3 will give you all the skills you need to progress confidently into the workplace in construction generally or into a trade if you have chosen to study a particular pathway. As well as working for an employer, this will also open the door to self-employment if you decide you want to go down this route.