Skills for Construction





Awarding Body




About the course

Do you like practical tasks?

Would you like to work in Construction?

During the course you will try different trade areas selected from Painting and Decorating & Carpentry at our Hengrove Centre and you will have the opportunity to try Bricklaying and Plastering at out Ashley Down Centre.


Entry Requirements

  • This course is suitable for learners who have limited success at GCSE.
  • This course is suitable for learners who may have attended an Alternative Learning provider.
  • You must be working at Entry 2 English & Maths Functional Skills or above. 
  • Have an interest in the Construction sector.
What will I do on this course?

This is a very practical course during which you will learn basic Construction skills, you will complete a

BTEC Entry 3 Certificate Vocational Studies Qualification, a BTEC Certificate Personal & Social Development qualification and you will complete an English and Maths Functional Skills qualification.

  • Introduction to Carpentry, Brickwork, Plastering & Painting & Decorating.
Who is it for?

This course is for 16-18 year olds who would like to develop construction skills in each trade area. It will help to prepare you to progress onto a specialist construction course at Level 1, Employment or an Apprenticeship.

How to apply

Please click on the 'Apply' button below.

How Is this course assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout the course and you will have a chance to complete projects, present your work and undertake lots of practical activities.

You will sit an exam for English and Maths Functional Skills and carry out a range assignments to develop your Employability skills leading to a BTEC Personal & Social Development qualification.

What could I do next?

Progression could be into suitable employment, an Apprenticeship or onto further courses of study at Level 1.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
Start Date:



Course Code:



Hours in college / week:

Course Fee:


Related Courses