• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

The largest proportion of workers within the industry are engaged in craft occupations. All of these require self-motivation, skills in numeracy, communications and problem solving, as well as a broad range of technical skills. Therefore whilst at college you will be expected to undertake one functional skill per year which will help in the preparation into employment.

Level
Level 1
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
City & Guilds
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

General Core Units:

Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and Associated Industries – Underpinning theoretical knowledge based around the Construction Industry.

Knowledge of Technical Information, Quantities and Communication with Others – Underpinning theoretical knowledge based on the collation of technical information, the vast amounts of quantities and the importance of communicating with others in the Construction Industry.

Knowledge of Construction Technology – Underpinning theoretical knowledge based on the structure, roles, responsibilities, terms, policies and procedures in the Construction Industry.

Occupational Specific Units:

Setting Out for Basic Masonry Structures – Underpinning theoretical and practical knowledge regarding setting out of projects using dimensions and basic methods, using hand tools

Construct Block Walling – Underpinning theoretical and practical knowledge regarding how to set out and build a wall in lightweight block, incorporating a return corner using hand tools.

Construct Brick Walling – Underpinning theoretical and practical knowledge regarding how to set out and construct half brick thick walling with a racked back corner using hand tools.

Construct Cavity Walling – Underpinning theoretical and practical knowledge regarding how to construct cavity walling using hand tools.

This course also includes tutorials, Functional Skills which includes English and Maths and Personal and Professional Development.

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • All applicants are required to undertake an initial and diagnostic assessment in Maths and English and achieve  level 1 scores prior to an interview, although the tutor may offer a place if achieve a level 1 and an entry 3.
  • It is also important that you have an interest in this dynamic industry, that you have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in the sector, a willingness to explore new ideas and the ability to communicate your ideas.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Apply or Enquire

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Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Sean Casey
01302 553553 ext 2037
sean.casey@don.ac.uk

Stephen Ellison
01302 553942
stephen.ellison@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

  • All applicants are required to undertake an initial and diagnostic assessment in Maths and English and achieve  level 1 scores prior to an interview, although the tutor may offer a place if achieve a level 1 and an entry 3.
  • It is also important that you have an interest in this dynamic industry, that you have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in the sector, a willingness to explore new ideas and the ability to communicate your ideas.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


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Application & Enrolment

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