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Construction (introduction)

Course Code: AICI
  • Level: E
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: Open College Network London (OCNL)
  • Duration: Seven weeks
  • Course type: Part-time, Short course
  • When you'll study: Wednesdays, 8.00am - 5.00pm

What's it all about?

This is a basic introduction to the construction industry where you will get the opportunity to sample one or more of the four trades in construction – brickwork, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, and plastering.

It will give you a great starting point for further in-depth skill and vocational training for the construction industry.

This course is free for 16 to 18-year-olds.

Course information

The course covers practical skills necessary for all four construction trades – each one can be sampled or just one followed. It will also help develop a basic knowledge of health and safety in the workplace, develop hand skills, tool use and working in the construction industry.

Each skill area will cover health and safety, tool safety and use, material recognition and application.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Your lecturer will assess your work and you will be required to undertake an online health and safety test which will lead to the completion of the CSCS card testing required to access building sites.

Upon successful completion you may progress on to a full-time level 1 diploma course in one of the four construction trades or gain an Apprenticeship.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Plumbers and Heating and Ventilating Engineers


Potential salary


Entry level salary


Average salary


Annual openings in Plymouth

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