Course Type / Attendance

Full Time, Part Time, Skills & Qualifications

Subject Area


Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

Full time option available or one evening per week (Tuesday) - 3 hrs for 12 weeks


City Campus


16-18 Year Olds, Adult


City & Guilds

Course Level


Home / Course / Construction Multi-Skill Level 1

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone interested in a career in the construction industry or for those looking to be broaden their existing skills and would like to gain an industry recognised City & Guilds qualification. This qualification provides the ideal introduction to the construction industry and can cover essential skills in the following construction trades: bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, plastering, painting and decorating, construction operations, wall and floor tiling, electrical installation and plumbing.

What do you need to apply for the course?

No formal qualifications are required to enrol on this course, however you may need to study maths and English while studying this course.

What are the key things you'll learn?

To achieve this qualification, students must successfully complete theory and practical aspects of 3 units from a range of construction skills.  There are a range of skills available to select from, however availability of individual skills depends on the number of students interested and college timetabling:

  1. Groundwork
  2. Plumbing
  3. Bricklaying
  4. Plastering
  5. Tiling
  6. Carpentry & Joinery
  7. Painting & Decorating

During the course you will learn appropriate trade skills and techniques. You will also learn about health and safety and the importance of this in construction. Other key aspects of the course include communicating with other people and applying numeracy and literacy skills to prepare you for a life in construction. State of the art industry standard facilities support the learning experience.


How you will learn

Throughout the length of the course you will learn in the classroom and in dedicated workshops, using appropriate tools and materials. Each unit is assessed via practical and assignments.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing this course you could progress to a Level 2 Construction Multi-Skill or a level 2 in one specific trade. Alternatively, you could apply for an apprenticeship in a chosen trade.

What costs will you incur?

One full set of personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided at a cost of £20.