Extended Certificate in Construction Skills - Level 1 (September 2022 Start)

Start Date: 05/09/2022
End Date: 21/06/2023
Day(s): Two days per week
Site: College Main Site


Course Overview

This Level 1 qualification will teach you the techniques used in many aspects of basic construction. Upon successful completion, you will have the skills to progress onto a Level 2 qualification or an industry recognised apprenticeship through Yeovil College. It is ideal for individuals who are currently unemployed, may be thinking about a career change or are simply looking to develop their DIY skills in order to complete tasks around the home. The course will be delivered onsite as well as virtually. You will be required to participate in one hour of online learning per week for the duration of the course. (Note: As a non-qualified person, you are limited as to what electrical tasks can be completed without registered sign-off.)

Qualification Gained

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded a City & Guilds Level 1 extended certificate in Construction Skills. We can also ensure that you are ready to undertake a CSCS test.

After The Course

Progression from this course naturally leads to one of our Level 2 qualifications in construction or directly into paid employment opportunities within the Construction industry.

What Will I Learn

By undertaking this qualification, you will explore a wide range of different basic construction skills across, carpentry, brickwork and plumbing. The qualification will also provide the necessary Health & Safety skills and knowledge to support you working within the construction industry, along with tips and advice from our skilled, expert lecturing team.

Our Lecturers

Our Construction team are passionate and energised about their trade, each bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to the workshops, directly from industry.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

Our facilities, which are supported by Screwfix and Bradfords, are a key strength. You will be taught and assessed through a series of predominantly practical lessons, with some theory sessions taught in our well-equipped workshops, all designed to replicate real-world environments. You will also be expected to complete a small amount of online distance learning to acquire the skills needed to pass assessments and gain the qualification.

Course Expenses

You will be expected to provide your own safety footwear and Hi-Viz vest. Fees can be discussed on enquiry.

How Will I Be Assessed

You will be assessed through a theory test and practical assessments during the programme.

Required Experience

Completion of the Level 1 Multi trades qualification or suitable industry experience.

How To Apply

Please apply via our website at www.yeovil.ac.uk, via the ‘apply now’ button.