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Construction Skills Diploma level 1 (C4558)

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code C4558
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This course is for you if you are interested in working in the construction industry, but do not necessarily know which trade area to specialise in, the level 1 qualification in Construction Skills offers the perfect opportunity to develop practical skills needed by some employers in the industry, whilst giving you a taster of a variety of trades before choosing to progress into further learning in a specific trade. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.


This is a level 1 diploma course which covers a range of hand-skills and practical tasks in the following areas: bricklaying, plastering, floor, and wall tiling, carpentry and joinery, and painting and decorating. You will study an introduction to Health and Safety in construction; an introduction to the construction industry; and the applicable units aligned to the chosen construction trades.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is by assignment for each unit taken. students will need to compile a portfolio of evidence.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course is one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate a minimum of 90% attendance at your last place of study. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 2 or above is also required, plus two further GCSE's at grade 2 or above including a design or technology-based subject. All students will undertake a probationary period for the first six weeks of their programme. During this time, attendance, attitude, attainment and application towards study will be monitored. A final decision as to the most appropriate level and outcome will be discussed with you towards the end of your probationary period.

Your next steps...

The primary aim of this qualification is to help prepare you to progress into further learning and training in the construction sector. You may take the qualification as part of a pre-apprenticeship programme or a traineeship. Once you have studied the qualification, you should be in a position to decide which construction trade area you would like to specialise in. You could then consider progressing on to study a level 2 qualification in a specific trade area. Available options at level 2 will be discussed during the year.



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