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Key Facts

Level:
Entry Level 3
Subject Sector:
5.2 Building and Construction
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
603/6551/1
GLH:
60 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£29.50 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Whilst some of our qualifications are regulated for pre 16 learners our minimum recommended age is 14.

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    We looked at our current Entry Level 3 and Level 1 offer in the Construction sector and saw that there were a lot of units that needed indicative content added or in some cases other amendments to ensure that the Construction qualifications offered by Gateway Qualifications remained up to date and desirable for centres to offer to their learners.

    We carried out a full review of all units that are currently in the ‘Skills for Construction’ qualification suite. Several new units have been created and others have been updated to ensure that our qualifications are fit for purpose and support progression. We have added indicative content to existing and new units and, in some cases, have amended credit values and guided learning hours (GLH) in response to feedback from centres. For these reasons, we believe that our new ‘Building and Construction’ qualification suite supports the changes within the Construction sector.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete at least one unit from Group M (Mandatory) worth 3 credits and a further 3 credits from Group M or Group O1 (Optional units - Building and Construction).


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete a minimum of 3 credits from this group.

    Health and Safety in Construction

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/1381
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    Working in Construction

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/1375
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    Optional Units: Building and Construction

    Learners may complete a maximum of 3 credits from this group.

    Bricklaying skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/618/3306
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    Environmental Awareness in Construction

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/618/3319
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    Hand Tool Skills for Timber Work

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/1362
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    Measuring and Marking Out in Plumbing

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/1366
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    Painting Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/1368
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    Pipework Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/618/3330
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    Plastering Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/1382
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    Rainwater Goods

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/618/3333
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    Site Carpentry Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/618/3334
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    Wallpapering Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/1598
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    Working with Plastic Soil and Waste Pipe

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/1377
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification provides a basic, introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to construction. However it is anticipated that it will be of specific relevance to:

    • unemployed adults needing to demonstrate their interest in and commitment to a particular vocational area to potential employers, particularly where further work-based training will be on offer.

    • learners of any age who have been disengaged with learning and need a short introduction at Entry level before progressing straight to a larger certificate or diploma at level 1.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    Mandatory units include:

    • Health and Safety in Construction
    • Working in Construction

    Optional units include knowledge and skills relevant to different job roles in the sector such as carpentry, plumbing, painting, wallpapering.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award and Certificate.

    Learners should take the Award if they need only a small amount of focused learning in construction before progressing to employment (with further training where possible) or to a Level 1 qualification, as illustrated in the target learner profiles provided above.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification could lead to an entry-level role in construction such painting and decorating assistant, plasterer’s assistant.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress to a Level 1 certificate or diploma in Construction, including Gateway Qualifications’ Level 1 Certificate and Diploma in Building and Construction and other Level 1 qualifications such as Construction Trade Operations, Practical Construction Skills, Plastering, Rendering, Tiling, Carpentry and Joinery.


    Progression & entry requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.

    Funding information

    Learning Aims Search

    The Hub provides a Learning Aims Search which you can use to check the funding status of any qualification or unit.

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Hub website

    From 1st July 2021, the Hub will be replaced by a new Find a learning aim (FALA) service. This service is currently in BETA so if you experience any issues with finding funding details, please double check on the Hub above, or contact your account manager.

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim


    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.