This course is designed for learners who want to learn a variety of basic practical skills in Construction Craft trades. You should be interested in the construction industry and/or developing some home DIY skills, if this is you, then this is the starting point.

Qualifications available:

Qualifications available:


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What you will learn:

Level 1

Award/Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma in Construction Skills – Level 1

  • Constructing half brick walling
  • Introduction to health and safety in construction
  • Constructing half brick return corners
  • Introduction to the construction industry
  • Laying block paving
  • Laying paving using slabs
  • Painting and wallpapering
  • Applying wallpaper
  • Painting a panel door
  • Constructing one brick walling
  • Laying underground domestic drainage
  • Mixing and using concrete

You will also complete English & Maths – Functional skills 

Level 2

Certificate in Construction Operations – Level 2

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Constructing site protection barriers
  • Lay domestic drainage
  • Construct foundations, slabs, and paths in concrete

You will also complete English & Maths – Functional skills 

*only available at Basildon Bowlers Croft

Additional Information:

What else is covered?
  • Personal & social development sessions
  • Employability / independent living
  • Fundamental British Values
  • Keeping safe and healthy
  • Opportunity for work experience
  • Mental wellbeing
  • You must be aged between 16 – 18 years, or aged between 19 – 24 years and have a current Educational, health & care plan (EHCP)
  • You must have legally lived in the UK for 3 years and, or a legal right as a resident of the UK at the start of your course.
  • For EEA nationals residing in the UK before 31st December 2020, you must have applied or have settlement status under the EU settlement Scheme.
  • For EEA nationals arriving after 31st December 2020, you must have leave to remain with permission to work.
Future Opportunities
  • Progress on to an apprenticeship
  • Increase your chances of gaining employment.

Career Paths:
Painter & Decorator, Carpenter, Tiler, Plasterer, Bricklayer, Plumber, Electrician, Surveyor, Labourer, Roofer, Scaffolder, Architect and Civil Engineer.

Financial Support

You can apply for a bursary to help towards attending the course. If eligible this can help in paying for travel by public transport, or support with petrol expenses, and lunch. The full amount is based on individual need and circumstance, which will be assessed at the start of the course. Speak to a member of staff to find out how a bursary could work for you.

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