Basic Construction Skills C&G Level 1 Extended Certificate - City of Wolverhampton College

Basic Construction Skills C&G Level 1 Extended Certificate

Basic Construction Skills C&G Level 1 Extended Certificate

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Basic Construction Skills C&G Level 1 Extended Certificate

If you are thinking about a career in construction but are unsure about which path to choose, our Basic Construction Skills course can help set you on the right path - you don't need to have any experience, just a willingness to have a go. 

The qualification offers you the opportunity to study a range of construction skills - such as learning how to fix a skirting, hang an internal door, bend copper piping, or prepare and paint a wall - as well as get the chance to improve your English and maths skills. 

Also, if you earn less than £30,000 per year and aged 19 or over, you could study this course for FREE!

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however you are required to have:

  • An interest in working in the construction industry,
  • A willingness to learn and be committed to good attendance and punctuality and provide evidence of this from your school or training provider 

During this course you can study the following modules:  

  • Introducing brickwork skills  
  • Introducing site carpentry skills  
  • Introducing cabinet making skills  
  • Introducing finishing skills (for plastering)  
  • Introducing paint finishing skills 

During this course you will:

  • Gain an understanding of  the role of different trades in the construction industry
  • Develop basic skills in brickwork, site carpentry, painting and decorating, plastering and plumbing
  • Learn about different tools used for different tasks
  • Develop your knowledge of health and safety and safe working practices 



This is an assessment-based course and there are no exams. 

You will be continually assessed by tutors throughout the programme to ensure that you are understanding the taught elements and whether you require extra help in a particular area. 

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to: 

  • Progress onto Level 1 course in painting and decorating, carpentry and joinery, and bricklaying 
  • Gain an appretniceship in the construction industry 

Our construction centre is the perfect place for you to develop your skills and knowledge of the construction profession. We have fully equipped, specialist workshops contain industry standard equipment, meaning you are able to develop your knowledge to a high level. You will also be taught by tutors who have a wealth of industry experience, and who will help you get to grips with this fast-paced industry. 


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