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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

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Lewis Cottle

Lewis Cottle

Lewis says apprenticeship is "setting me up for life"

Teenager Lewis Cottle says switching direction to an apprenticeship course is helping to "set me up for life".

Seventeen-year-old Lewis was one of two applicants chosen by Ilkeston-based Belfield Furnishings to be taken on to work in its maintenance team.

Lewis, who lives in Ilkeston, said he was impressed by a presentation by the company at college. He decided to apply so he could learn a variety of trades.

Richard Newby, HSE and maintenance manager at Belfield, said Lewis's application was one of those which stood out and he was one of two candidates taken on.

Lewis has now switched from a Level 1 Brickwork course to study towards a Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance. He is studying one day a week at college and learning the ropes with Belfield on the remaining four working days.

Richard Newby, Belfield's HSE and maintenance manager said the company's aim was to "invest time and training so our apprentices gain the skills they need to be part of the team for the long haul." He added: "We're pleased to have them on board."

At college the teachers show you the easiest and best ways to do a job. They really help if you are struggling with something.

I like the job because it's actually doing something real. If you do it, like a factory floor, it's here for the next 30 years or more. It's an achievement.
It's great having some money coming in to save up. I can manage my money better to help set me up in life.

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