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Course Mode
Start Date
Start / End Time
5:30pm - 9:00pm
8 Weeks
Milnthorpe Road Campus


“It is good for the soul to create with our hands.” This is probably why some trade workers, including those working in construction, plumbing and electricity, are some of the happiest in the UK according to a new survey.

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Course Overview

This qualification is for those wishing to gain some understanding and practical experience of the variety of trades in the Construction industry. This course will offer you an excellent foundation in various general construction subjects, such as Basic Carpentry and Joinery, Plumbing, Tiling and Brickwork. You will cover the theory behind trades as well as practical skills.

You will also develop knowledge skills in health and safety in the workplace, and construction technology.

This qualification is assessed by building a photographic portfolio of practical work that you have undertaken and completed and a Health and Safety assessment workbook.

Entry Requirements

You need to demonstrate that you are working at Entry Level 3/GCSE Level 1 (or above) in Maths and English.

If you have taken an alternative educational route and wish to discuss entry to this programme, please contact the college to discuss your individual circumstances.

After Your Course

This qualification meets the needs of the learners who work or would like to work in the construction industry, or are looking for some skills to help them DIY at home. Following successful completion of the course you might want to try honing your Joinery Skills in our Furniture Craft night class or consider applying for a construction based Apprenticeship with a local employer.



The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses and per course for part-time courses.

There may be other costs associated with this course, e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2024/25 academic year.

Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:

  • Receive an eligible means-tested benefit, e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
  • Have an annual salary of less than £25,000
  • Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/24 and are not studying at another school/college
  • Do not already have a level 1, 2 or 3 qualification
  • Have a household income under £35,000 and are in financial hardship

See the Student Money pages for more information.