Basic Construction Skills Diploma

Basic Construction Skills Diploma

Study Mode: Full Time
Course Code: BUBAA052CCF0
Course Level: Level 1

Where will this course lead?

Our Level 1 course is ideal for those who have an interest in a career in the Construction Industry but do not have any knowledge of the trade areas or what they offer.

What will I study?

During the course, you will learn the following:

- Basic Carpentry skills
- Basic Bricklaying skills
- Basic Plastering skills
- Basic Plumbing skills
- Basic Painting & Decorating skills
- Employability skills

How will this course be delivered?

The majority of this course is delivered in the Construction workshops, and involve practical assignments.

There is some underpinning knowledge to be learned, however, this is usually carried out in a practical setting.

What qualifications will I get?

Diploma in Basic Construction Skills

How will I be assessed?

To pass this course you will have to successfully complete all practical assignments.

All assessments are carried out by qualified assessors to the required qualification standard.

How do I get a place on the course?

If successful, places are offered after interview and an assessment of your Maths & English.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum 2 GCSEs at Grade E/2 or above OR a BTEC or City & Guilds Construction Qualification.

A Suitable Reference and Interview.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

What else do I need to know?

You will be required to provide safety boots and appropriate clothes to wear in the workshop.

What can I do after this course?

If you successfully pass this course you can apply to progress on to a L1 Diploma in the trade are that is best suited to your natural abilities.

Learners who have a high standard of attendance and have demonstrated a positive attitude can be recommended for any available apprenticeships.


Solihull College, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1SB Tel: 0121 678 7000 Minicom: 0121 628 7005 Email: Internet:

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
Start Date
Course Fee

Woodlands Campus

September 2016



Not Applicable to 16-18 year olds