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An Introduction to City & Guilds Construction and Building Services (Multi-skill) (Beginner) - Level 1


This study programme is designed as an introduction to construction and building Services and the skills and knowledge required to start a career in these industries.

Within this study programme you have the option of four different pathways:

  • Pathway 1: Bricklaying and plastering
  • Pathway 2: Painting & decorating and floor & wall tiling
  • Pathway 3: Carpentry & joinery
  • Pathway 4: Electrical installation and plumbing & heating.

Your choice of pathway will determine your progression route at the end of the course.

You will be taught by industry professionals in purpose-built facilities at our specialist Construction Centre at Station Park. The study programme consists of both theory and practical units so you will be studying in both a classroom and workshop environment.

English and maths is a vital part of your study programme and progression in both will determine your chances of progressing to your next level of study.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual FeeActions
Sep 20221 yr(s)2101A1572FREEApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

Entry requirements

  • This course is only available to 16-18 year olds.
  • A minimum of a GCSE at grade 2 in English language or maths.
  • Completed an initial assessment.
  • If you have trade experience, a basic aptitude test will be required.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

1 year.

How will I be assessed?

  • Online tests
  • Practical assessment
  • Theory tests
  • Health and safety test.

What can I progress onto?

  • City & Guilds Diploma in Bricklaying (Beginner) - Level 1
  • City & Guilds Diploma in Painting and Decorating (Beginner) - Level 1


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