Course overview

Construction Skills City of Bristol College

This half-year vocational course will introduce you to the construction industry. You will complete a Level 1 BTEC Introductory Award Vocational Studies qualification and develop your employability skills.

This course is offerred at South Bristol Skills Academy on Mondays from 9:30 – 15:00.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

If you’re an adult who is interested in construction, this course is a stepping stone towards working in the sector.

What you'll learn

During this vocational course you will complete a series of construction-related assignments and complete a Personal Progression Plan to develop your employability skills.

Course entry requirements

We will invite you to a course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to tour our excellent facilities and ask any questions you may have.

You will be asked to provide a copy of a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

You need 3 GCSEs at Grade 1 to Grade 3, including Maths and English, or a previous vocational qualification.

Don’t have any formal qualifications? Don’t worry, let us know and we can assess you to ensure you will be able to achieve well on the course.

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure you can flourish! Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process; we are here to help take you to the next level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This is a half-year, part-time course. You will be expected to attend College for one day a week.

During this course, you will be assessed in a variety of different ways to give you the best opportunity to demonstrate your skills.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery. 

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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