Level One Diploma in Basic Construction

This course covers basic skills in a range of specialisms within the construction industry. It is suitable for school leavers and people who would like to gain knowledge of a variety of different areas of construction and for those who would like to try out the various specialisms before choosing to go on to further study in one of them.

This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part-time course for adults aged 19 and over.  Please ask learner services for details.

What will I study?

  • Bricklaying
  • Joinery
  • Plastering

How will I be assessed?

  • Portfolio
  • Practical work
  • Written work

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of two GCSEs, Grade D/3 or above
  • Or Skills for Life qualification
  • Or entry level three qualification


What next?


This course provides learners with the opportunity to experience several aspects within the traditional craft occupations within the construction industry.  Successful completion of this course should provide learners with a clear vocational pathway choice and enable them to decide which is most suitable depending on personal preference.

You could also progress onto courses such as the:


Level One Diploma in Bricklaying


Level One Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery


Level One Diploma in Painting & Decorating


Level One Diploma in Electrical Installations


Level One Diploma in Plumbing


Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Full-time Course Guide 2020 Spring Part-time course guide