This qualification provides an introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to construction.

Students learn basic construction skills to Level 1 standard in the units below, with a view to studying them further at Level 2 or taking them into a Vocational work setting.

Depending upon the level, units taught consist of:

  • Health and Safety in Construction
  • Construct a Timber Product
  • Working in Construction
  • Bricklaying
  • Painting Skills
  • Carpentry Hand Skills
  • Plastering Skills
  • Woodworking Joints
  • Wallpapering Skills

Students will study towards the following qualifications based on their ability:

  • Gateway Level 1 Award in Skills for Construction
  • Gateway Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Construction

Students also complete industry recognised British Safety Council Qualifications.