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Bradford College

Entry Level 3 Construction and Engineering Trades

Qualification Gained
City & Guilds Entry Level 3 in Construction and Engineering Trades
Study Level
Entry Level and Level 1, Entry Level 3
1 year Full-time
Start Date
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


Take your first steps towards a job in Construction with our Entry Level 3 qualification. This qualification will provide you with a unique insight into the various construction trades. You will develop transferable, industry related skills including Plastering, Carpentry, Joinery, Bricklaying, Electrics, and Plumbing.

If you have an eye for detail and good work ethic, you can be earning fantastic money anywhere in the world by developing skills in the construction trades. This is a great first step if you want to move onto Level 1 qualifications and eventually onto further study.

The Entry Level 3 Award in Construction Skills is designed around practical skills and tasks that place an emphasis on learners demonstrating what they can do rather than what they know in theory. The Award offers an introduction to the construction industry and will be studied alongside other subjects within a study programme.

Please note that a uniform may be required for this course, click here to purchase.

Our students work in partnership with the National Citizens Service (NCS), Keepmoat Homes and Halfords Autocentre which help to develop key employment skills and behaviours.

  Key Info

Industry specific skills including:

  • Employability skills for the construction industry
  • Maths & English
  • Electrical installation
  • Plumbing
  • Brickwork
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Plastering

Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of practical workshops, classroom sessions and presentations. All learners taking this qualification will study core topics that focus on key transferable skills such as workshop safety, time management and working with others. Practical workshop sessions will focus on key skills in the main construction industry which will give you the foundation skills to move up to level 1 and level 2 courses in a specialist area.

Work-shop learning will be project based giving you the opportunity to apply a range of construction skills to practical house building and maintenance related tasks.

Course structure:

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of: the vocational qualification itself; a City & Guilds Employability Extended Award, maths and English, a tutorial programme and work experience. Learners will study core Employability units and develop workshop skills over the duration of the course.

Employability Units:

  • Safety in the Work Place
  • Candidate Project
  • Workshop Skills

There are no entry requirements for this level apart from an interest in the specified subject and the ability to commit to positive behaviours and attendance.

English and/or Maths will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

You will be assessed through a range of methods that include coursework, assignments and practical work.

There will be opportunities for experience of work – 30 hours experience of work.

Progression from this course provides you with a clear route to Level 1 study. You will develop the skills you need to progress into a career in Construction and Engineering.

Please note that a uniform may be required for this course, click here to purchase.

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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This course is delivered in partnership with
Halfords Autocentre
Keepmoat Homes
M&S Combustion
National Citizen Service