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Construction: Multi-Trade Level 1 Part Time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in September 2024. You will be required to attend two evenings (Tuesday and Wednesday) per week . Classes will start at 6pm and finish at 9pm. Places are available for an immediate start.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required.  A keen interest in DIY and construction and a willingness to learn new skills would be advantageous. Maths will be developed carrying out measurements and working out the volume of materials needed.  Health and Safety is embedded in to every activity.

You will achieve

City & Guilds 6219  Certificate in Multi Trade L1.

Course overview

This course is aimed at adults who would like to enter the construction industry or are looking to carry out home maintenance and DIY to industry standards. Participants will study Plastering, Brickwork, and Joinery for 6 weeks at a time before moving on to the next trade. All students will study Health & Safety as part of the course.

This course will help you develop your practical skills in a workshop setting.  At the end of the course learners will have been taught by industry specialists and be able to do basic brickwork, prepare backgrounds for plaster, and carryout surface finishes with both options.  Learner will also learn basic joinery repairs and be able to select correct tools and materials for a range of domestic repairs.


Course content

You will carry out practical tasks and assessments in the following topics.

  • Health & Safety
  • Bricklaying
  • Plastering
  • Joinery

You will carry out practice tasks that simulate real working environments using industry practice and materials. You will be assessed by completing practical competence based tasks marked against industry tolerances for each trade.

All Personal protective equipment will be supplied.
All tools and materials will be available and match those used in industry.

Construction Centre
Honeywell Lane
S75 1BP

You can continue on to a Level 2 qualification in Brickwork, Plastering or Joinery trade, progress into employment as a caretaker/handyperson or apply to be an adult apprentice.

How much does the course cost?

This course costs £225. There may be funding available for this course depending on your circumstances – please see the drop-down option below for more details.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

Part-time courses are only available for learners who are 19 years old and above. You may not have to pay for this course if you are employed but earn below £21,255 a year, or if you receive Job Seekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit. If you are unemployed, actively seeking employment and receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support or WFTC then you may also receive funding for this course. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility which will be checked at enrolment.

This course is funded by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and/or West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA). You must be living in the South or West Yorkshire regions to qualify for funding.

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Construction: Multi-Trade Level 1 Part Time

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