Basic Construction Skills at King's Cross

Diploma in Basic Construction Skills: Level 1 at King's Cross

These qualifications provide the ideal introduction to the construction industry and cover essential skills in the following construction trades: bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, plastering, painting and decorating, construction operations, wall and floor tiling, electrical and plumbing. These qualifications are suitable for 16-19 year olds, or for individuals of any age wanting an introduction to the variety of construction trades, to gain skills in those areas and perhaps to decide which trade is the right one to pursue a career in. No previous knowledge or experience is required.
On this course you will cover the following:

Phase 1: Generic Units, Bricklaying, Joinery
Phase 2: Wall & Floor Tiling, Construction, Operations, Painting & Decorating. 
Phase 3: Carpentry. 
Phase 4: Plastering, Plumbing, Electrical
No previous knowledge or experience is required
The course is taught in the construction workshop
The course is assessed by a series of practical assessments
You can apply online through our website or phone us on 020 8208 5050 and request an application form. Application forms are also available from our Kings Cross Centre. You will be required to attend an interview with the Course Team Leader as part of the application process and they will be able to answer any questions you have about the course and the College. You may also be required to undertake an initial assessment in English and maths to support your application. If you do need to undertake an assessment please do not worry; it is not a test and therefore you can’t fail it. The assessment simply provides us with an indication of your current level of English and maths which helps us to make sure you are on the right course at the right level. Once you have had your interview you will usually receive an offer which is our commitment to you studying at the College. If your offer is conditional based on you achieving specific qualifications we would need to see copies of these before we are able to complete your enrolment.
A range of social and sports activities are available to all of our students which include participating in College sports teams. More information can be found on our Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle. More information regarding these activities will be available during the application process.
A range of social and sports activities are available to all of our students which include participating in College sports teams. More information can be found on our Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle. More information regarding these activities will be available during the application process.
The King's Cross Centre is a 10 minute walk from King's Cross St. Pancras station and the range of local food outlets in this area. A range of snacks are available through vending machines. The college has two LRCs (Learning Resource Centres) available at our Willesden and Wembley Campuses. Access to resources from these LRCs are available on request at the King's Cross Centre.
Annually we take part in a range of national and regional competitions in a wide range of subject areas for those keen to show off the skills they have gained on their courses. Taking part gives you the opportunity to display your skills, build confidence and meet employers from industry looking for new recruits. Every year our students bring back a range of trophies and medals. Please check with your tutor as courses must be at a certain level to enter
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Course Details

Qualification
Name:
Diploma in Basic Construction Skills: Level 1 at King's Cross
Course Code: DUM1
Awarding Body: City and Guilds
Location: King's Cross
Mode(s)
of study:
Taught on 3 - 4 days per week


Start date: 05-09-2018
Duration: 36 weeks
Fees: UK (16-18): from £Free UK (19-23): from £1300 UK (24+): from £1300
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