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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
5.2 Building and Construction
Credits:
25
Qualification No:
603/6554/7
GLH:
235 hours
Total qualification time:
250 hours
Price:
£111.50 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 the two mandatory units from the Mandatory Group (M), totalling 6 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 10 credits from Group O1 (Optional units - Building and Construction) and 9 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional units - Employability Skills, English and Maths). At least 15 credits must be at level 1 of which at least 4 must be from Group O1 (Optional units - Building and Construction). Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete the two mandatory units worth 6 credits.

    Health and Safety in Construction

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/1363
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    Working in Construction

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/1376
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    Optional Units: Building and Construction

    Learners must complete a minimum of 10 credits from Group O1 (Optional units - Building and Construction) and 9 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional units - Employability Skills, English and Maths). At least 15 credits must be at level 1 of which at least 4 must be from Group O1 (Optional units - Building and Construction). Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title.

    Basic Blocklaying

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Basic Blocklaying

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/505/4322
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    Basic Bricklaying

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Basic Bricklaying

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    L/618/3321
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    Basic Electrical Practices

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Basic Electrical Practices

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/618/3305
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    Block Walls and Bricklaying Skills

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Constructing a Cavity Wall

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/618/3308
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    Erecting Block Walls including Openings

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    D/505/1380
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    Bricklaying Skills

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Bricklaying Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/1595
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    Carpentry and Joinery Portable Power Tools

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Prepare and Use Carpentry and Joinery Portable Power Tools

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/4335
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    Carpentry Skills

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Carpentry Hand Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/1354
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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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    Computer Aided Drawing

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Computer Aided Drawing - CAD

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/618/3307
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    Construction of Residential Dwellings

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Construction of Residential Dwellings

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/618/3311
    Click here to view full unit details
    Decorative Paint Effects for Interior Walls

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Decorative Paint Effects for Interior Walls

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/618/3310
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    Digital Skills for Work

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/617/4157
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    Electrical Installation Operations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Electrical Installation Operations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/618/3317
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    Environmental Awareness in Construction

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Environmental Awareness in Construction

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/618/3319
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    Environmental Awareness in Construction

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/618/3318
    Click here to view full unit details
    Erect and Dismantle Access Equipment and Working Platforms

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Erect and Dismantle Access Equipment and Working Platforms

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/618/3320
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    Fixing Dry Lining Boards

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Fixing Dry Lining Boards

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/618/3322
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    Installation of Plastic Rainwater Systems

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Installation of Plastic Rainwater Systems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/618/3323
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    Lighting, Power and Communication Circuits

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Lighting, Power and Communication Circuits

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/618/3324
    Click here to view full unit details
    Measuring and Marking Out in Plumbing

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Measurement and Marking Out of Plumbing Materials

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/618/3325
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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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    Paint Systems

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Apply Paint Systems by Brush and Roller

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    J/505/0305
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    Painting Skills

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Construction Painting Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/618/3309
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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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    Painting Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/618/3326
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    Pipework Skills

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Pipework Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/618/3328
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    Plastering Skills

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Plastering Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/1383
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    Plumbing Skills

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Plumbing Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/618/3331
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    Prepare Surfaces for Decoration

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Prepare Surfaces for Decoration

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/5467
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    Timber Work

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Construct a Timber Product

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/505/1358
    Click here to view full unit details

    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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    Produce Basic Woodworking Joints

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/618/3332
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    Wallpapering Skills

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Wallpapering Skills

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/1598
    Click here to view full unit details

    Wallpapering Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/618/3335
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    Working with Plastic Soil and Waste Pipe

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Working with Plastic Soil and Waste Pipe

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/618/3336
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    Optional units: Employability, English and Maths

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Employability Skills

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4059
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4064
    Click here to view full unit details

    Communication skills for work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4081
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/4071
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    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4074
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4091
    Click here to view full unit details

    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4088
    Click here to view full unit details

    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4095
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4098
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/617/4101
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    Making the Most of Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4104
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    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4107
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    Numeracy Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4148
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4130
    Click here to view full unit details

    Self-Management Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/617/4133
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    Setting and Meeting Work-Related Targets

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4137
    Click here to view full unit details

    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6262
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6260
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6258
    Click here to view full unit details

    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6915
    Click here to view full unit details

    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4142
    Click here to view full unit details

    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4145
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    Working Safely

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/617/4124
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4151
    Click here to view full unit details

    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4154
    Click here to view full unit details
    English

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Engage in Discussion

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/6129
    Click here to view full unit details

    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6321
    Click here to view full unit details
    Listen and Respond

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/4135
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    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/6319
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    Read for Information

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Information

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6127
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    Read for Information

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4131
    Click here to view full unit details
    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6126
    Click here to view full unit details

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6318
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    Speak to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/505/6128
    Click here to view full unit details

    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/6320
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    Write Accurately

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write Accurately

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4159
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    Write with Accuracy

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4160
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    Write to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6130
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    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6322
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    Maths

    A maximum of 9 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Making Calculations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/4864
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    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4868
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/4862
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4882
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    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/4867
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    Using Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/4866
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    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/4869
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4863
    Click here to view full unit details

    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/4872
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    Using Probability

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Probability

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/4870
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    Using Size and Shape

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Size, Shape and Measures

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4865
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    Using Size, Shape and Space

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4890
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    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:

    • Young people interested in a career in the construction sector who intend, but are not yet ready, to access level 2 qualifications or a level 2 apprenticeship.

    • Young people and adults, including those who have had a significant break from or disjointed experience of education, who wish to work in the construction sector but need a grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills, usually over a one year period, before applying for work.


    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, Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Certificate if they need a broad introduction to the sector, as well as more generic workplace skills, before progressing to employment (with further training where possible), to a level 2 Apprenticeship or to a Level 2 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 as general labourer, painter and decorator.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners can progress to a level 2 certificate or diploma in Construction as well as pathways in Bricklaying, Bench Joinery, Craft Masonry, Building Maintenance, Painting and Decorating, Plastering.


    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

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    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.