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Skills support for unemployed > Level 1 Award in Basic Construction Skills

To achieve the Level 1 Award in Construction Skills (6219-04), learners must achieve a minimum of 9 credits, 3 credits from the mandatory unit and a minimum of 6 credits from the optional units, 3 of which must come from units 103 - 137.

Mandatory

Introduction to health and safety in construction  3

Optional

Unit

Credit Value

Constructing halving joints

3

Constructing housing joints

3

Painting techniques

4

Tiling a plain wall

4

Constructing half brick walling

3

Laying paving using slabs

3

Setting out and laying gravel paths

3

Preparing background surfaces and applying render coats

3

Removing and refitting water-filled radiators

2

Working with non-manipulative fittings

2

Connecting flex to common apparatus

1

Introduction to the construction industry

3

Constructing through mortice and tenon joints

4

Constructing angled halving joints

4

Constructing bridle joints

4

Constructing haunched mortice and tenon joints

4

Constructing stub mortice and tenon joints

4

Fixing architraves and skirtings

4

Constructing and fixing hatch linings

4

Fitting locks and latches

4

Painting and wallpapering

4

Applying decorative effects

4

Applying wallpaper to internal and external angles and painting skirting

4

Painting a panel door

3

Cutting and fixing decorative panels

3

Cutting and fixing tiles to wet areas

4

Tiling floors with a border

3

Constructing block walling

3

Constructing half brick return corners

4

Constructing cavity walls in brickwork and blockwork

4

Constructing one brick walling

4

Laying block paving

4

Laying underground domestic drainage

4

Mixing and using concrete

3

Preparing background surfaces and applying finishing coats

4

Mixing materials and applying floating coats

4

Producing components from moulds

4

Bending and jointing copper pipes

3

Connecting pipes and fittings to appliances

3

Constructing combined frames

4

Installing rain water goods

3

Working with low carbon steel pipes and fittings

4

Assembling 13amp switched sockets wired in ring final circuit

4

Constructing PVC wiring systems

4

Cutting, bending, joining and threading conduit

4

Installing one-way lighting circuits

3

Installing two-way lighting circuits

4

Progressions

Once you have achieved this qualification, you progress to the next stage:

  • Level 1 Certificate/Diploma in  Construction Skills and CSCS card

The course runs one day a week for 12 weeks at our Norwich, King's Lynn and Great Yarmouth sites.