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Construction Skills

City & Guilds Diploma Level 1

Study mode Full time
Location Moulton
Level Level 1
Start date Sep 2023
Duration 1 year

If your ambition is to gain a role within the construction industry but you are unsure as to which pathway you would like to enter, this course will give you the opportunity to experience four different trades, brickwork, carpentry, electrical and plumbing.

There has never been a better time to join the construction industry as we enter a huge exciting regeneration period for cities, railways and houses. In the UK, the construction industry employs over two million people and our Level 1 Diploma in Construction Skills will give you the skills and experience you need to decide which route you want to take within this varied sector.

You will use our unique workshops tailored to carpentry, brickwork, electrical and plumbing equipped with tools and facilities to develop a range of skills in all these areas. Your study will be supplemented with hands-on experience, commercial experience and an extensive enrichment programme including industry visits.

(This course replaces the Building Maintenance Operations course previously advertised)

Guided by our expert lecturers you will take part in a wide range of trade training that will help you to master the building maintenance industry. Your course will include education in plumbing, bricklaying, electrical and carpentry as well as safe handling and storage of construction materials and equipment. During this course you will cover:

  • Creating accurate woodwork - You will learn about the wide selection of tools required for woodwork and use some of the tools of the trade. In this unit we hope you see how working with something as naturally formed as wood can be so rewarding
  • Bricklaying and repairing masonry - You will learn the basic method of laying level Brickwork safely and identify the tools needed for the job. At the end of this unit we would feel comfortable building a small brick wall.
  • How to handle and connect different types of pipework including copper and plastic and the basics of plumbing systems
  • Understanding the different elements that make up electrical circuits and how to test and build simple circuits
  • Health and Safety in construction - You will learn how keeping safe in your career is the most important part of your working life. Looking after yourself and others while working is so crucial in the industry.
  • Principals of construction - You will learn how all of the basic parts of the home go together and how all the different trades work closely with each other as a team.

Hi-Vis and Work Safety Boots are required to undertake this course. All of our equipment is supplied by Baca.

This is a full time course taking place on three days per week from 9am - 4:30pm. There will be a mix of practical and theoretical work which are split into 1 hour - 1.45 hour lessons. You will have regular breaks including a lunch break.

Your timetable will also include English and maths lessons and pastoral sessions.

Vocational and professional qualifications are taught through college based theory and practical lessons with further learning and understanding developed via directed self-study. Assessment consists of internally set coursework and assignments, although some professional and vocational qualifications may require the achievement of externally set assessments.

After successful completion of this course you could progress on to specialise in one of the trades that you have covered within the course at Level 2. Alternatively you could apply for an apprenticeship in one of the trades.

GCSE grades at 2-1 or equivalent or an entry Level 3 Diploma in a related subject.

You will be required to undertake work experience as part of your course. We encourage students to find their own work experience placement however we can help with this if required.

The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the world class facilities we have at Moulton College.

Moulton College Level 3 Bricklaying
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Bricklaying Workshop

Plumbing Workshop at Higham Campus
2 / 4

Plumbing Workshops

MC CAD Workshop 003
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CAD Workshop

4 / 4

Furniture Making Workshop


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