Level 1 City & Guilds Certificates in Construction Skills (Various Trades)

Colchester Institute is offering the opportunity to gain the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to start a career in the following construction trades: bricklaying, plastering and wall and floor tiling.

With a high demand for construction skills in the region, there are strong opportunities to access high earning jobs in the industry.

Taking place at the new Construction Skills Centre at our Clacton Campus, the flexible mode of study allows candidates to access training around current employment or commitments.

Who are these qualifications for?

Suitable for individuals of any age who are wanting an introduction into these construction trades and to gain skills in those areas, and perhaps to decide which trade is the right one to pursue a career in, these qualifications provide the ideal introduction to the construction industry.

Covering essential skills, these qualifications are also suitable for budding DIY enthusiasts and those looking to undertake home improvements themselves to a professional standard.

For those with existing knowledge or in need of a refresher, this level builds upon your introductory knowledge and experience, allowing you to further develop your skills in the various trades. 

No previous knowledge or experience is required.

Opportunity to gain CSCS Card
Undertaking the CSCS Green Card alongside the City & Guilds qualification can help you gain opportunities on site as a labourer, to further develop skills in the industry.

Bricklaying

The Level 1 course is designed to offer a flexible learning environment; with enthusiastic bricklaying instructors who will support your individual needs and enable you to achieve set goals.

Training areas are set up so that anyone, from complete novice to those needing a refresher, can maximise their potential to lay bricks to the required standard, on construction sites or domestic projects.

Basic hand skills and practical tasks include:

  • Introduction to bricklaying tools and equipment
  • Loading and setting out materials
  • Gauged mortar mixing
  • Basic trowel techniques
  • Laying mortar joints
  • Laying bricks and blocks to a line
  • Constructing corners — gauge, level and plumb
  • Various jointing, finishing and techniques

On completion of the necessary basic training, the following units can be undertaken to achieve the Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills (Bricklaying)

  • Introduction to Health and Safety in construction
  • Constructing half brick walling
  • Constructing block walling
  • Constructing cavity walls in brickwork and blockwork
  • Constructing one-brick walling

Construction site readiness training

On completion of all Level 1 units your instructor will arrange training exercises to develop your bricklaying skills and confidence, in readiness for working in the construction industry.

Exercises include:

  • Setting up corner profiles
  • Speed and accuracy training
  • Forming openings in cavity walling
  • Constructing gable walling (raking cutbrick and block)
Plastering

The Level 1 course is designed to offer a flexible learning environment; with enthusiastic plastering instructors who will support your individual needs and enable you to achieve set goals.

Training areas are set up so that anyone, from complete novice to those needing a refresher, can maximise their potential to produce plaster finishes to the required standard, on construction sites or domestic projects.

Basic hand skills and practical tasks include:

  • Introduction to plastering tools and equipment
  • Loading and setting out materials
  • Gauged mortar mixing and plaster
  • Basic trowel techniques
  • Apply render coats
  • Apply plaster skim coats
  • Cutting and fixing plasterboard
  • Preparation skills

On completion of the necessary basic training, the following units can be undertaken to achieve the Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills (Plastering)

  • Introduction to Health and Safety in construction
  • Preparing background surfaces and applying render coats
  • Preparing background surfaces and applying finishing coats
  • Mixing materials and applying floating coats
  • Producing components from moulds

Construction site readiness training

On completion of all level 1 units your instructor will arrange training exercises to develop your plastering skills and confidence, in readiness for working in the construction industry.

Exercises include:

  • Angle bending and edging trims
  • Speed and accuracy training
  • Scratch coat and render top coat finishes
  • Ruling off render techniques
  • Two coats plastering technique

 

Wall and Floor Tiling

The Level 1 course is designed to offer a flexible learning environment; with enthusiastic instructors who will support your individual needs
and enable you to achieve set goals.

Training areas are set up so that anyone, from complete novice to those needing a refresher, can maximise their potential to produce tiling finishes to the required standard, on construction sites or domestic projects.

Basic hand skills and practical tasks include:

  • Introduction to tiling tools and equipment
  • Loading and setting out materials
  • Gauged mortar mixing
  • Basic tiling techniques
  • Applying tile adhesive
  • Setting out for tiling
  • Marking and cutting tiles
  • Grouting techniques

On completion of the necessary basic training, the following units can be undertaken to achieve the Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills (Wall and Floor Tiling)

  • Introduction to Health and Safety in construction
  • Tiling a plain wall
  • Cutting and fixing decorative panels
  • Cutting and fixing tiles to wet areas
  • Tiling floors with a border

Construction site readiness training

On completion of all Level 1 units your instructor will arrange training exercises to develop your tiling skills and confidence, in readiness for working in the construction industry.

Exercises include:

  • Angle bending and edging trims
  • Speed and accuracy training
  • Cutting by hand and wet machine
  • Decorative panels
  • Mosaic tiles
  • Repairing damaged tiled areas
Level 1 City & Guilds Certificates in Construction Skills (Bricklaying)
LevelLevel 1
LocationClacton
Duration6 to 12 weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusThe College at Clacton
Start DatePlease contact us for dates
AttendanceFlexible hours
Price£525
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Level 1 City & Guilds Certificates in Construction Skills (Plastering)
LevelLevel 1
LocationClacton
Duration6 to 12 weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusThe College at Clacton
Start DatePlease contact us for dates
AttendanceFlexible hours
Price£525

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Level 1 City & Guilds Certificates in Construction Skills (Wall and Floor Tiling)
LevelLevel 1
LocationClacton
Duration6 to 12 weeks
Study ModePart-Time
CampusThe College at Clacton
Start DatePlease contact us for dates
AttendanceFlexible hours
Price£525

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