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Construction Trades (Multi-skills)

Learn the basic skills essential for construction with this Multi-Skills Level 1 Certificate and learn about different aspects of bricklaying, joinery, painting, plumbing and plastering.

Bricklaying, joinery, painting and plastering are all taught in our purpose-built, industry-standard Ribblehead Construction Building on our Aireville Campus, Skipton. This course has the advantage that you will learn the basics of all the trades allowing you to choose your favourite area to specialise in next year.

You will have access to a new Bricklaying Workshop with industry-standard equipment, a well-equipped Joinery Workshop and Machine Shop where you can work on both bench and site joinery, purpose-made booths for painting and decorating and bespoke bays for solid plastering and plaster boarding.

Our tutors are specialist craftspeople and have many years of experience in the construction industry in both large and small businesses with specialisms in heritage and conservation work. You will have the opportunity to enter the prestigious CITB Skill Build competition. All tools, equipment and materials are provided on this Level 1 Certificate in Occupational Studies for the Workplace qualification.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1 Year
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs grade 9-1 including English & maths

What you will study

  • Introduction to health and safety in construction
  • Introduction to the construction industry
  • Basic woodworking joints
  • Fixing architraves and skirtings
  • Painting a panel door
  • Painting and wallpapering
  • Preparing background surfaces and applying finishing coats
  • Mixing materials and applying floating coats
  • Producing components from moulds
  • Constructing block walling
  • Constructing half brick return corners
  • Constructing cavity walls in brickwork and block work

What's Next?

Further Study

  • Carpentry & Joinery Level 1
  • Plastering Level 1
  • Painting & Decorating Level 1
  • Plastering Apprenticeship
  • Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship
  • Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship
  • Bricklaying Apprenticeship
  • Property Maintenance Apprenticeship


  • Labourer
  • Joinery Assistant
Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.
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