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L1 Construction Skills

Full-time L1 Construction Skills Level 1 | Diploma in Construction Skills

This is a 1-year course for candidates wishing to gain some understanding and practical experience of the variety of trades in the construction industry. The qualification covers a range of hand skills and practical tasks in the following trade areas: • Bricklaying • Carpentry and joinery • ...

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September 2020Stroud Campus1Apply Online
September 2020Filton Campus1Apply Online

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16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

This is a 1-year course for candidates wishing to gain some understanding and practical experience of the variety of trades in the construction industry. The qualification covers a range of hand skills and practical tasks in the following trade areas: • Bricklaying • Carpentry and joinery • Plastering wall and floor tiling • Painting and decorating • Construction operations • Plumbing • Electrical You will also develop your employability skills, including the completion of work experience. To gain this qualification, learners must achieve 41 credits from the 7 mandatory units. There are practical and theory marked assessments.

What do I need to join?

You will have GCSEs at grade 2 or above in English and Maths.

How will I know how I am doing?

At the end of the year, your practical skills will be assessed through a synoptic end test. You will also take a multiple-choice theory exam. Targets will be set and agreed with your tutor throughout the year, and you will receive regular feedback and one-to-one progress reviews with your tutor to ensure that you are on track to achieve your goals.

Maths & English

Learners with a grade 3 in Maths and English are required to retake the qualification, and this will be taught alongside their vocational qualification. Learners with a grade 2 or below in Maths or English will study functional skills alongside their vocational qualification.

Employability

In addition to obtaining a trade qualification and practical experience, learners will also develop other skills, such as interview techniques, CV preparation and digital skills, to prepare them for the world of work. Learners will participate in trade competitions judged by local employers and participate in cross-college employability events.

Work Experience

All learners are required to complete work experience in a construction environment. This could be with local construction companies or as part of a community project. This gives learners the opportunity to develop their employability and practical skills in their chosen trade and will assist with their progression choices.

What can I do next?

Once you have completed this qualification, you will have experienced a range of construction trades and decided which one you want to progress into. You can progress onto a Level 2 technical course in a specific trade of your choice.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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