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Study programmes > Construction Skills Entry-level Extended Certificate

Qualification Summary

This qualification has been developed for schools and colleges to deliver to learners aged in the 14 -19 age group who have an interest in construction. It is, therefore, designed to provide learners with the opportunity to experience an introduction to a wide range of disciplines associated with the construction sector including:

  • Bricklaying
  • Joinery
  • Wall & Floor Tiling
  • Construction
  • Operations
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Carpentry
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing

This qualification enables progression onto a wide range of further vocational qualifications in the construction sector. There are no formal entry requirements. However, an interest in the subject area is advisable.

This qualification supports young people to:

  • develop a broad and comprehensive understanding of the construction sector, with only a limited requirement for specialist knowledge and practical skills
  • acquire a significant knowledge core which spans the sector, as well as providing the opportunity to develop their academic and study skills to support progression onto further qualifications and potential employment
  • study subject matter that is appropriate for a qualification for this age group


Internal assessments are set by City and Guilds and recorded in learner’s course file. There is no formal end-of-course exam to sit as all the evidence is gathered through completing on-going modules.

This qualification doesn’t have a GCSE accredited valve.