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Work Preparation for Building and Construction

Course Code: CICI

Level: 1
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: OCNL
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Ten weeks
When you'll study: Mondays or Thursdays, 9.00am to 4.30pm

About the course

This course is an introductory certificate for construction trades. It will give you an insight into the construction industry and enable you to progress on to specific skills training and development in bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating and plastering.

What you'll learn

The course will enable you to develop your hand-skills in the construction trades. Skills areas covered include bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating and plastering.

Entry requirements

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.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to a full-time diploma level 1 and 2 course, an Apprenticeship or gain employment.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: CICI

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £250

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

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
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.