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Location: Hudson Building

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is general construction multi skill course covering the popular areas of Construction at level E3. Completion of the program will enable progression onto a level 1 full time construction course in a chosen discipline.

Entry requirements

A genuine interest in a career in the Construction Industry. 

Course Content

You will study units in:

  • Plastering
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Brickwork
  • Health and Safety
  • Self-study modules in Employability Skills at level 1
  • Work Placement
  • Functional Skills maths and English

How will I be assessed?

Controlled assessments and observations of working practices. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need safety boots and stationery equipment. 

What can I do after this course?

Upon completion of the qualification and depending on the grades achieved, learners may wish to progress on to further full-time study at introductory level, in one of these specific vocational trades:

  • Brickwork
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing

Further study can lead to a variety of careers within the Construction industry, including electrician, painter and decorator, bricklayer, maintenance operative, project manager and quantity surveyor.


This course is run at the Hudson Building

Hudson Building

About the Hudson Building»

Jordan Richards

Jordan Richards

Building a winning future

Jordan Richards built his confidence as well as his technical skills on a Derby College Construction course – and the quality of his work has now been recognised in a string of competitions. Having taken a full-time course at our Ilkeston campus, Jordan secured an apprenticeship with GF Tomlinson, returning to College to take his qualifications to the next level. His tremendous commitment to his work saw him win the Junior Regional Skill Build brickwork title, take runner-up place in the Guild of Bricklayers regional competition, and gain a commendation in the College’s 2014 Peak Awards. He also reached the national finals of the Young Builder of the Year Award, attending a ceremony at the House of Commons.
Jordan has participated in many competitions alongside his study at Derby College. He has achieved an outstanding amount of awards and commendations. 

Commended - National Finals for Young Builder of the Year Award, 16-24-year-old category
Commended – Construction Apprentice/Work-based Award at the Derby College Peak Awards
Winner – Regional Skillsbuild, Junior Bricklaying category Runner-up – Regional Guild of Master Bricklayers, Junior category


Highly Commended Construction Learner of the Year Award at the Derby College Peak Awards
Highly Commended Apprentice of the Year Award at the Derby College Peak Awards


Winner – Regional (NOTTS/LINCOLN) heats of the Guild of Master Bricklayers
Second - Regional Skillsbuild heats Gold medal – Regional (NOTTS/LINCOLN) final of the Guild of Master Bricklayers
Runner-up – CITB Apprentice of the Year Awards Second place – Regional Skillsbuild final

I am enjoying my placement with GF Tomlinson and I learnt a lot over the course of just a year.

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