Level 1 Diploma in Construction Skills

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Stretford Campus

Further Details


College 16-18


Building Services

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 993.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

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Course Overview

These qualifications provide the ideal introduction to the construction industry and cover essential skills in the following construction trades: bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, plastering, painting and decorating, construction operations, wall and floor tiling, electrical and plumbing.

Centres approved to deliver 6217 and 6218 will be automatically approved to deliver 6219.

Assessment materials are available to download under the Assessment Materials section of the relevant Level (see grey tab above). The phases cover the following trade areas:

Phase 1: Generic Units, Bricklaying, Joinery
Phase 2: Wall & Floor Tiling, Construction, Operations, Painting & Decorating
Phase 3: Carpentry
Phase 4: Plastering, Plumbing, Electrical
These qualifications are suitable for 14-19 year olds, or for individuals of any age wanting an introduction to the variety of construction trades, to gain skills in those areas and perhaps to decide which trade is the right one to pursue a career in

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 2 or above (including Grade 3 or above in maths and English Language).

What you will Learn

Learning for this course will take place both in the classroom and in the workshop. you will develop your skills in numerous trades such as bricklaying, construction, and joinery.


Each unit is assessed via practical assignments, and there is an optional e-assessment available.


you could progress onto a level 2 in construction skills, or focus on a specific area within the construction industry and go on to study plumbing, electrical installation, or carpentry. you could look to do an apprenticeship, or possibly see if there are any low level employment opportunities in any of the aforementioned fields

Career Options

Further study would likely be required, however, careers you could pursue down the line could include electrician, joiner, carpenter, builder etc.

Mandatory Units

the following units will be covered:
Developing site carpentry skills
Developing bench joinery skills
Developing cabinet making skills
Developing flooring skills
Developing partitioning skills
Developing hand tool maintenance skills
Developing hand plane skills
Developing pipework skills
Developing skills in fitted interiors
Developing brickwork skills
Developing quoin skills
Developing paint finishing skills
Developing surface preparation skills
Developing papering skills
Developing hardwood finishing skills
Developing blockwork skills
Developing rendering skills
Developing plastering skills
Developing tiling skills

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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