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Work Preparation for Building and Construction

Course Code: AICI

Level: 1
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: OCNL
Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: 8-13 weeks
When you'll study: Various days, 6.00pm-9.00pm

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About the course

Do you want to learn a new skill? On this course, you’ll learn basic skills for building and construction work in a supportive and friendly environment that will help you get to grips with industry terms and phrases. This course is ideal for those who are keen to begin a career in construction. It will provide you a solid foundation from which you can move onto higher level courses of specialise in a trade such as plumbing, bricklaying or decorating.

What you'll learn

This course will cover four main areas to give you an overview of the construction trade;

  • responsible working practice
  • personal presentation in the workplace
  • pipework skills
  • plastering operations.
Entry requirements

You will need to have entry level 2 functional skills in English in order to be successful on this course.


There will be two practical assessments and two short, written exams.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.


Course Code: AICI

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £250

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A  or   B
19 - 23 A  or   B(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A  or   B

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.