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Construction Skills

Course Code: FLCS
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: Certificate, City and Guilds
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Various days, 9.00am - 5.00pm

What's it all about?

Are you unsure whether you want to be a plasterer, painter, decorator, carpenter, bricklayer, or plumber? City College Plymouth offers this construction course for those who enjoy all aspects of construction or are unsure which trade to choose. The Level 1 City & Guilds Construction Skills course provides training in all the main construction trades, including plastering, painting and decorating, carpentry, brickwork, and plumbing. It will teach you about basic construction techniques and skills, the various materials used and allow you to practice in an industry simulated environment, achieving nationally recognised trade credits.

Course information

The main course subjects covered are;

  • health and safety
  • foundation in plastering
  • foundation in painting and decorating
  • foundation in brick work
  • foundation in carpentry
  • foundation in plumbing.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.

There are no specific entry requirements, however an initial assessment must be taken and maths and English at entry level 3 must be demonstrated. Willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course will enable you to progress into employment or further your education.

You will be assessed under simulated industry working conditions, in the workshops and classrooms.

Successful completion of this course will enhance your employment/apprenticeship opportunities and enable you to progress to a level 1 course at the College in the area of construction which interests you.

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


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