Course Overview

This is a Level 1 qualification that enables you to progress into further learning in the construction sector. You will learn practical skills that enable you to complete common tasks in carpentry, bricklaying, plastering trades. It is mainly practical based with a small amount of theory work.

Course Structure

The course comprises the following units:
Brick
  • Introduction to health and safety in construction
  • Introduction to the construction industry
  • Constructing half brick walling
  • Constructing block walling
  • Constructing half brick return corners
  • Constructing cavity walls in brickwork and block work
  • Constructing one brick walling
Plaster
  • Introduction to health and safety in construction
  • Introduction to the construction industry
  • Preparing background surfaces and applying render coats
  • Preparing background surfaces and applying finishing coats
  • Mixing materials and applying floating coats
  • Producing components from moulds
Carpentry and Joinery
  • Introduction to health and safety in construction
  • Introduction to the construction industry
  • Constructing halving joints
  • Constructing housing joints
  • Constructing through mortice and tenon joints
  • Fixing architraves and skirtings
  • Constructing and fixing hatch linings
  • Fitting locks and latches
 

Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade 2 or Functional Skills Level 1 in mathematics and English. You will also attend an information/taster session and you should show enthusiasm, commitment and a desire to succeed on the course.
 
English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at Grade A*-C in these subjects when you commence your course.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at Grade A*-C in these subjects when you commence your course.

How You Will Be Assessed

The course is assessed by continuous practical assessments, with some knowledge questioning.

Things You May Need

You will be required to wear safety boots with steel toe caps and hi-vis vest when working in the College workshops.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Tel: 01274 433043
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 433246.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 438999
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our FE Registry team.
Tel: 01274 433172
Email: [email protected].
https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/adult-students/fees