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  • construction

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    1 Year

  • Awarding/validation body:

    Cskills Awards


Course Overview

This course will provide you with the practical skills as well as the knowledge and understanding of construction to allow you to pursue a career in this industry. You will learn the basics of how buildings are constructed and how to recognise the common defects in different parts of a building. You will be able to treat and repair these defects to industry standards.

Throughout this course you will study a range of subjects, including repairs, diagnosing defects, wall construction, developing customer relations, and health and safety practices.

Good English and maths skills are essential for success in studying and for future employment prospects and so Croydon College ensures that these skills are developed in all learning opportunities.

It’s also important to have good English and maths qualifications and so all students will study English and maths and work towards an appropriate level and type of qualification including GCSE. This will be part of all 16-18 year old students’ Study Programme alongside their main vocational or academic qualification and will be discussed with students at interview.

Course Highlights

Specialist Facilities:

This programme is delivered by our fully trained and professional staff who have years of industry and site experience. You will also benefit from being trained in our modern and fully equipped workshops.

Trips and Activities:

You will have the opportunity to undertake enrichment activities outside of Croydon College, with regular trips to exhibitions such as Eco-Build at the Excel Centre and on-site visits to construction sites.

Each year there is an intercollege construction and building services competition. Prizes and certificates are awarded and winners have the opportunity to enter the World Skills Competition along with other FE colleges.

Employer Links:

A key distinguishing feature of the college is our links with employers and the ways in which we incorporate this into your learning. Employers attend our popular employability events and you can discuss Apprenticeships and progression opportunities in our Employability Hub or in the Apprenticeship Office.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Completion of this course can lead to progression to our Level 3 BTEC Construction and the Built Environment course.

Alternatively, you could enter employment in the construction industry as an apprentice via one of our may construction Apprenticeships.


Assessment will be based on both theory and practical sessions with regular practical and online tests.

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs at grades 4/C as a minimum, including maths and English.


A related Level 1 vocational qualification along with three GCSEs at grades 3/D, including maths and English.

Mature applicants may be considered on relevant experience without having the required entry requirements. However, an interview will always be required.

A satisfactory reference may also be requested.

How To Apply

Use the below link to apply for the above course.