Introduction to Construction and Building Industries Award level 1 – C0756

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Course Overview

The aim of this course is to provide you with an introduction to the construction and building sector. Particularly beneficial for if you are 19+ and seeking employment and want to gain an insight into the construction sector or who wants to update their knowledge about current legislation in the construction sector.

If you successfully complete this course you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which is essential for all working environments to comply with current legislation, a stepping stone towards further construction qualifications including health and safety and CSCS cards.

This is a supported online learning course which is available 50 weeks of the year (including non-term times). You will need to be committed to complete approximately 6 hours of learning, which could be one whole day or split over a few days. Days and times to suit your personal commitments, and the learning is taken at your own pace and complete the assessment once they feel ready.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

During this online course, you will study and learn about the following topics:
1) The purpose of the construction and building industries
2) The range of opportunities that exist in this sector
3) Job roles and the skills and experience needed to be successful in gaining employment
4) Careers in the sector and where you can gain support for employment and careers advice

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however, a reasonable level of literacy is expected i.e. you can write and speak to make yourself understood. It would be useful to be able to use a keyboard although support is available. If you have any concerns regarding your literacy level or IT skills, please contact us.

How you will be assessed

You will complete short mock tests following completion of the learning for each unit and when confident and following a discussion with your tutor, will complete a multiple choice online exam.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00

Additional Costs

You will not be required to pay a fee for this course if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:
Universal Credit
JSA or ESA (Employment and Support Allowance Work Related Action Group)
low waged.
Evidence of benefits will be required on the application.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

On completion of this award, your tutor will be able to provide advice and guidance on other online courses, distance learning courses or classroom-based programmes. These might include Health and Safety, CV writing, interview skills, Customer Service skills and other short vocational programmes.

This qualification will support individuals to gain employment by improving their confidence by gaining new skills and qualifications.

For more detailed advice and guidance about future steps, you can make an appointment with one of our qualified careers advisers who can support you to find the most suitable career path for you and to make the most of your skills and qualifications.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements of the course. You will then be invited in to enrol for your chosen course.

For applications via JCP, please let your Work Coach know. Subject to individual eligibility and type of benefit, the vast majority of courses are FREE to people in receipt of an employment-related benefit JSA, Universal Credit or ESA (Employment and Support Allowance).

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