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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 three different pathways:

  • Pathway 1: Bricklaying and plastering
  • Pathway 2: Carpentry & joinery
  • Pathway 3: 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

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Sep 20222101A1572FREEApply

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

Entry requirements

  • 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.

If you are a young person who is not currently studying a traditional GCSE programme, we will consider alternative qualifications such as functional skills and vocational qualifications.

Please contact our admissions team for further information -

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.


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How do I apply?

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