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Practical Construction Skills (Multiskills) (Entry & Level 1) - Full-time

Construction 2

Course outline

Perfect if you want to gain a range of basic skills across the main construction trades before deciding if and what to specialise in.

You’ll learn some of the basic skills required by all the main construction trades such as painting and decorating, brickwork, plastering, working with wood, plumbing and electrics. You’ll learn about the industry and about how construction projects are planned and resourced by people, trades and materials.

You can expect to have a go at everything before choosing which areas most take your interest. You’ll experience lots of hands-on learning in our dedicated workshop spaces at our specialist construction training centre at Basford Hall. You’ll be supported by tutors who have all had professional industry experience too.

This course is based at the Basford Hall Campus.

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City & Guilds Entry and Level 1 Certificate in Practical Construction Skills (Multiskills)


1 year

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

You’ll need to complete an initial assessment before you start on the Entry Level 3 course which will involve you taking a skills test and complete an interview with the tutor. For Level 1 study you will need 4 GCSEs at Grade 3-1 (D-G), including English Language and Maths at Grade 3-1 (D-G) or a relevant Entry 3 vocational qualification.


Choose to follow with further study in a multiskills Level 2 programme to continue to build your skills in a range of areas, or specialise in one of our Level 2 programmes for plastering, plumbing, painting and decorating or carpentry and joinery for example. If you are completing an Entry Level 3 in multi-skills you can progress on to Level 1 study.

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