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Award in Construction Multi-Trades - Entry Level 3 - Full-time (Brannams)

Entry Level 3
Course Code:
Brannams Campus
One year

This qualification provides an ideal introduction to the construction industry, which is suitable for 14-18 year olds. The course is all practical based, where you will gain credits through assessments.

You will gain skills in a variety of trades to decide which is the right one to pursue a career in.


This qualification covers the following practical areas:
- plastering
- bricklaying
- tiling
- carpentry
- painting and decorating.

All aspects of the programme will be studied through both classroom-based theory sessions and practical-based workshop sessions.

Your study programme will include tutorial sessions.

You will also study maths and English if a GCSE at grade C or above has not previously been achieved in these subjects.
The course is all practical based, where you will gain credits through assessment.
All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade 2 or equivalent or above, preferably including Maths and English.
Entrants who do not have a GCSE grade 3 in Maths and/or English will continue studying these subjects.
At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 1 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills before progressing to your next course.
On completion of this Diploma, you may progress to a Level 1 qualification in a relevant trade, an apprenticeship or another course within the trowel trades field, in order to specialise further.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.
Q: Is there any equipment needed to participate on this course?
A: Safety clothing including boots and overalls need to be purchased by the student. Students are also required to provide their own stationery and textbooks, a full equipment list will be provided at interview.

Q: Are there any costs for this course?
A: Students are asked to pay a contribution towards materials and learning resources used in workshops and classrooms. There may also be trips throughout the year which may incur a cost.