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Construction and Civil Engineering Level 1

Course title: Construction and Civil Engineering Level 1 Course level: Level 1
Qualification: Diploma Awarding body: Cskills/Nocn
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: One year
Venue: Broad Oak Campus


This course covers all the elements of Construction & Civil Engineering from using handtools and equipment to produce sub bases, laying paving and blocks and mixing and laying concrete slabs. Alongside the practical tasks, you will learn about materials and equipment, types of construction materials, use of various small plant.

You will work on a specially designed outdoor construction training area to stretch and challenge all learner’s skills and knowledge during training for synoptic end assessments using the very best, up to date resources that the industry has to offer. Theory classes are held in modern classrooms with excellent resources and taught by highly experienced and knowledgeable staff.

Over the year, you will achieve the qualifications by attending college three days per week. (Full time only)

Modules and units

This course covers all elements of Construction & Civil Engineering and site work.  Other related subjects include:

  • Health & Safety
  • Mixing of mortar and concrete
  • Identification of tools and equipment
  • Knowledge of building materials

Units include:

  • Health, safety & welfare in construction
  • Knowledge of technical information
  • Knowledge of construction technology
  • Cut construction materials
  • Lay and finish concrete
  • Lay modular paving

Entry requirements

Ideally, you will have GCSEs in English and maths at grade D/3
or above.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

How will I be assessed?

Your diploma will be assessed by practical end tests and online end of unit tests.

Progression and employment

Successful completion of this Level 1 Diploma will lead to the Level 2 Diploma in Construction & Civil Engineering or ideally in to an apprenticeship.

How much will the course cost me?

This course is free of charge for 16 – 18 year olds. There may be an additional cost for trips and equipment but this will be disclosed prior to starting your course.

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

Much of the theory content and written work of this course will be available on-line through the College’s “itslearning” virtual learning environment. Candidates must be prepared to use IT as part of their learning.

If you have any queries please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01254 354354 or email

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