Skills for Working in Construction and Building Industries Certificate level 1 – C7845

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Course Overview

Are you interested in, or considering a career in building and construction? This course will explore and help develop your knowledge and set you off on a career pathway into the construction sector. This course will help you build a good foundation, giving you flexibility and choice to personalise your program of learning to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

The program offer’s you a great deal of flexibility, so you can shape what you learn at your own pace.

Here’s how it works:

The course is made up of several units, each worth a number of credits. To achieve the certificate, you would need to gain a total of 15 credits.

L1 Certificate in Skills for Working in Construction Building Industries

Students need 15 credits

Achieve all the mandatory units and 5 credits from the option units.

Mandatory Units

– L1 Principles of Building Construction, Information Communication 6 credits
– E3 Working in Construction Building 3 credits
– L1 Introduction to Environmental Sustainability 1 credit

Optional units – You will need 5 credits from any of the options below:

L1 Health and Safety in the Workplace 3 credits
L1 Job Seeking Skills 3 credits
L1 Employment Rights, Contracts Pay 3 credits
L1 Employment Skills 3 credits
L1 Internet Safety for IT Users 3 credits
L1 Building Confidence Self Esteem 3 credits
L1 Interpersonal Skills 3 credits
L1 Introduction to Construction and Building Industries 2 credits
L1 Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace 1 credit

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.

How you will be assessed

This qualification is assessed through the completion of an AIM-devised multiple-choice test that is carried out at the completion of the course.

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 the following categories:
In receipt of one of the following benefits: Universal Credit, JSA or ESA (Employment and Support Allowance Work Related Action Group) or low waged.

Evidence of benefits will be required on the application.

Subject to eligibility students will also receive a free lunch.


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 or distance learning courses, or classroom-based programmes. These might include CV writing, interview skills, customer service skills, and other short vocational programmes. This qualification will support you to gain employment by improving your confidence.

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

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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