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Level 1

Construction Skills – Level 1 Extended Certificate


The construction skills course is our most popular course within the construction department and is our go-to level one course for learners who want to learn about construction. It introduces you to the sector and the different trade or building service roles that exist.

In this course you will taste several different areas to develop a broad range of skills and find what area you are most interested in pursuing. Our multi-skills route will let you experience brickwork, carpentry & joinery, plumbing and electrical.

You will also complete some project work, which will help you to develop your interpersonal and communication skills. This will allow you to combine your vocational and theory skills to extend your learning and prepare you for your second year at College when you take on a more advanced course.

If you are joining this course without your GCSE English or Maths at grades 4, you will also be timetabled to attend lessons for Maths and/or English. Achieving your GCSEs in these two subjects is critical to help you with your progression.

Qualification body and programme

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are expected from the awarding bodies. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.

You can find out more by visiting the City & Guilds website –

Please note that whilst we are planning to run the required modules in the following academic year, there may be changes to the curriculum in response to COVID-19 or updates from the awarding bodies.


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. This is our entry level course designed for learners who are interested in construction and need to improve their Maths / English abilities.

A positive attitude, enthusiasm towards learning and attendance is important. Your progress will be reviewed regularly throughout the year.

Admissions enquiries

If you have any questions about the entry requirements or the application process, please contact us on

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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