Construction

Construction: General Construction Operative Level 1

In Brief

Start Date /

The course will start September 2019 and runs for one year

Entry requirements

Level 1 Certificate

  • Successful interview with an initial assessment in English and maths at Entry Level 3 or above.

Level 1 Diploma

  • Three GCSEs at grade 2/E or above including English
  • Successful interview with an initial assessment in English and maths at Entry Level 3 or above.

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You will achieve
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate/Diploma in General Construction Skills
  • GCSE/Functional Skills in maths and English
  • Level 1 Employability (Level 1 Certificate only)

 

 

Last updated: 14th May 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

To achieve the Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills (6219-05), learners must achieve a minimum of 15 credits, 3 credits from the mandatory unit and a minimum of 12 credits from the optional units.You will learn practical skills in a range of construction trades including painting and decorating, bricklaying, plastering, carpentry and joinery  and plumbing.

Course themes:

  • Introduction to the construction industry
  • Constructing through mortice and tenon joints
  • Constructing angled halving joints
  • Constructing bridle joints
  • Constructing haunched mortice and tenon joints
  • Constructing stub mortice and tenon joints
  • Fixing architraves and skirtings
  • Constructing and fixing hatch linings
  • Fitting locks and latches
  • Painting and wallpapering
  • Applying wallpaper to internal and external angles and painting skirting
  • Painting a panel door
  • Cutting and fixing decorative panels
  • Cutting and fixing tiles to wet areas
  • Tiling floors with a border
  • Constructing block walling
  • Constructing half brick return corners
  • Constructing cavity walls in brickwork and block work
  • Constructing one brick walling
  • Laying block paving
  • Laying underground domestic drainage
  • Mixing and using concrete
  • Preparing background surfaces and applying
  • finishing coats
  • Mixing materials and applying floating coats
  • Producing components from moulds
  • Bending and jointing copper pipes
  • Connecting pipes and fittings to appliances
  • Constructing combined frames
  • Installing rain water goods
  • Working with low carbon steel pipes and fittings
  • Assembling 13amp switched sockets wired in ring final circuit
  • Constructing PVC wiring systems
  • Cutting, bending, joining and threading conduit
  • Installing one way lighting circuits
  • Installing two way lighting circuits

To achieve the Level 1 Diploma in Construction Skills (6219-07), learners must achieve a minimum of 37 credits, 3 credits from the mandatory unit, and a minimum of 34 credits from the optional units, of which 18 credits must come from units 102-137.

  • Introduction to health and safety in construction
  • Constructing halving joints
  • Constructing housing joints
  • Painting techniques
  • Tiling a plain wall
  • Constructing half brick walling
  • Laying paving using slabs
  • Setting out and laying gravel paths
  • Preparing background surfaces and applying render coats
  • Removing and refitting water-filled radiators
  • Working with non-manipulative fittings
  • Connecting flex to common apparatus
  • Introduction to the construction industry
  • Constructing through mortice and tenon joints
  • Constructing angled halving joints
  • Constructing bridle joints
  • Constructing haunched mortice and tenon joints
  • Constructing stub mortice and tenon joints
  • Fixing architraves and skirtings
  • Constructing and fixing hatch linings
  • Fitting locks and latches
  • Painting and wallpapering
  • Applying decorative effects
  • Applying wallpaper to internal and external angles and painting skirting
  • Painting a panel door
  • Cutting and fixing decorative panels
  • Cutting and fixing tiles to wet areas
  • Tiling floors with a border
  • Constructing block walling
  • Constructing half brick return corners
  • Constructing cavity walls in brickwork and block work
  • Constructing one brick walling
  • Laying block paving
  • Laying underground domestic drainage
  • Mixing and using concrete
  • Preparing background surfaces and applying finishing coats
  • Mixing materials and applying floating coats
  • Producing components from moulds
  • Bending and jointing copper pipes
  • Connecting pipes and fittings to appliances
  • Constructing combined frames
  • Installing rain water goods
  • Working with low carbon steel pipes and fittings
  • Assembling 13amp switched sockets wired in ring final circuit
  • Constructing PVC wiring systems
  • Cutting, bending, joining and threading conduit
  • Installing one way lighting circuits
  • Installing two way lighting circuits

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?

Construction Centre
Honeywell Lane
Barnsley
S75 1BP

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 info@barnsley.ac.uk

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  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme

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

Disclaimer

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