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The Construction sector offers a wide range of positions for those with Level 2 qualifications such as plant operatives, fabricators and groundworkers, through to more senior roles as surveying or building services design technicians, or roles in advanced carpentry and joinery or in gas or digital engineering for those achieving Level 3 qualifications.

 

SkillUP programmes are created from units within existing qualifications and enable centres to develop an offer that meets the specific employment needs of the construction sector employers in their region and to adapt those programmes for learners who are new to the construction sector and for those who are progressing within the sector.

In the example below the single unit Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award In Health and Safety in a Construction Environment qualification has been combined with a unit from our Employability Qualifications to create ‘SkillUP to Self Employment in the Construction Industry’.

Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment:

Employability Skills:

These off-the-shelf programmes also include a list of suggested resources to help with delivery. You can view all the off-the-shelf SkillUP Programmes below.

Alternatively, if you want to create your own bespoke SkillUP programmes you can combine sector-specific units, employability units and digital units from the unit library below. It is suggested that a minimum size for a SkillUP programme would be between 5-7 credits overall.

Finally, larger qualifications are also available for those who need to cover a wider range of content or to study in greater depth. Vocational qualifications are available in a variety of sizes and levels, and Access to HE Diplomas provide a route into higher education or degree Apprenticeships.

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Career Maps

When embarking on a new career in a new sector or continuing in an ongoing career within your current sector, it’s important to know what you need to achieve in order to progress.

We have put together a realistic career map for the creative and design sector to help learners understand which levels and qualifications are needed to access a range of employment roles within the sector. The Career map provides a general overview, whilst the Getting Started and Continuing a Career guides provide more details for learners at different stages of their creative and design sector careers.

SkillUP to Construction – Career Map

Construction Career Pathway – Getting Started

Construction – Continuing a Career

 

SkillUP to Construction – Programmes and Unit Library

The following suggested programmes have been compiled using some of the most popular and relevant units in the sectors. All of the suggested programmes contain Health and Safety in a Construction Environment which fulfils the mandatory training requirements for the CSCS Labourer Green Card.

To enable you to select programmes which match your delivery methods, the programmes have been divided between those which are suitable for online or blended learning and those which require face to face contact to assess practical skills.

The units below can be used to mix and match and create a programme which meets the needs of your learners and local priorities.

Click on each heading to expand or contract the library. Click on a unit title to take you to the unit detail page.

Level 1 SkillUP to Construction Programmes for Online, Blended or Face to Face delivery
SkillUP to Working in Construction

Guided Learning Hours: 51

Credits: 6

Units included:

Suggested underpinning resources:

SkillUP to Self Employment within Construction

Guided Learning Hours: 51

Credits: 6

Units included:

Suggested underpinning resources:

SkillUP to Applying for a Job in Construction

Guided Learning Hours: 41

Credits: 5

Units included:

Suggested underpinning resources:

SkillUP to Communication in Construction

Guided Learning Hours: 51

Credits: 6

Units included:

Suggested underpinning resources:

SkillUP in Planning a Career in the Construction Industry

Guided Learning Hours: 51

Credits: 6

Units included:

Suggested underpinning resources:

Level 1 SkillUP to Construction Programmes for face to face delivery only
SkillUP in Basic Electrical Skills

Guided Learning Hours: 48

Credits: 6

Units Included:

Suggested Resources:

SkillUP to Bricklaying

Guided Learning Hours: 51

Credits: 6

Units Included:

Suggested Resources:

SkillUP to Painting and Decorating

Guided Learning Hours: 51

Credits: 6

Units Included:

Suggested Resources:

SkillUP to Plastering

Guided Learning Hours: 51

Credits: 6

Units Included:

Suggested Resources:

SkillUP to Carpentry

Guided Learning Hours: 51

Credits: 6

Units Included:

Suggested Resources:

Unit Library - Construction
Entry Level 3 Vocational Units
Level 1 Vocational Units
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Unit Library - Digital Skills
Entry 3 Digital Skills Units
Level 1 Digital Skills Units
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Unit Library - Employability Skills
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