Construction: General Construction Operative Level 1

In Brief

Start Date /

The course will start September 2019.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements.

You will achieve

Maths and English qualification (if applicable)

Level 1 qualification in general construction


Last updated: 26th February 2019

Course overview

Find out what it is really like to work on a construction site. This course will provide you with first hand experience of working on a construction  build from start to finish.

We offer an introduction into the construction industry qualification, where students study in a working environment to develop their skills in a range of traditional construction trades including groundworks, painting and decorating, plastering, bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, basic electrical and plumbing.





Course content

You will learn practical skills in a range of construction trades including painting and decorating, bricklaying, plastering, carpentry and joinery  and plumbing.

Course themes:
• Bricklaying
• Block paving
• Guttering
• Mixing materials
• Laying/preparing foundations



How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course.

What equipment will I need?

All tools and equipment will provided on site.

Where will I study?

On our building site:

Fleets Campus

What can I do next?

Progression on to a Level 2 in Maintenance Operations and eventually leading onto maintenance operative apprenticeships


How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

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.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

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.

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.



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

Construction: General Construction Operative Level 1