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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
5.2 Building and Construction
Credits:
37
Qualification No:
600/9622/6
GLH:
257 hours
Total qualification time:
370 hours
Price:
£126.50 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

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?

    These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the construction sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in construction or other related sectors.

    The Skills for Construction qualifications form part of our Suite of Skills qualifications that cover a number of sectors and are available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. The employability skills units are common across the suite, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.

    The qualifications have been developed with the support of a number of further education colleges, training providers and adult and community learning providers. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. These qualifications are also suitable for pre 16 learners.

    Changes to our “Skills for…” qualifications

    The recent review of our Vocational qualifications has resulted in changes to qualifications in the Construction sector that will come in to effect as of the 1st August 2020. Please refer to the new Skills for Construction qualification specification or unit spreadsheet for further details.

    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 18 credits from Group O1 (Optional units - Construction) and 13 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional units - Employability Skills, English and Maths). At least 22 credits must be at level 1 of which at least 8 must be from Group O1 (Optional units - Construction). Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title.

    *L/506/6683 (Erect and Dismantle Access Equipment and Working Platforms) is not permissible for delivery to pre 16 learners for health and safety reasons.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must complete the 6 credits available in this group.

    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: Construction Skills

    A minimum of 18 credits must be completed from this group of which at least 8 credits must be at level 1.

    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:
    D/505/0312
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    Basic Electrical Practices

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Basic Electrical Practices

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/505/4219
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    Block Walls and Bricklaying Skills

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Constructing a Cavity Wall Using Bricklaying Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/505/1379
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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:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/505/1374
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    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:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/506/6371
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    Electrical Operations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Electrical Operations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    32
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    K/505/4377
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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:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/1359
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    Environmental Awareness in Construction

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/505/1360
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    Erect and Dismantle Access Equipment

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Erect and Dismantle Access Equipment and Working Platforms

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/506/6683
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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:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/506/6373
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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:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/1364
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    Lighting and Power Circuits

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Lighting and Power Circuits

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4257
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    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:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/505/1365
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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:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/0478
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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:
    F/505/1369
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    Pipework Skills

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Pipework Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/1371
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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:
    F/505/0481
    Click here to view full unit details
    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
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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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    Produce Basic Woodworking Joints

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/505/0737
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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
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    Wallpapering Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/1600
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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:
    H/505/1378
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    Optional units: Employability, English and Maths

    A maximum of 13 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Employability Skills

    A maximum of 13 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
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    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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    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/617/4157
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4091
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4088
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6915
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    Solving Work-Related Problems

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

    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
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    English

    A maximum of 13 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
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    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6321
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    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
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    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 13 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
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    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 wide range of introductory skills, as well as core knowledge, relevant to construction, alongside generic employability skills which are needed both in the construction sector and across other sectors.


    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, bricklaying) alongside generic employability skills (such as time-management and solving work-related problems, setting and meeting targets at work).


    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 an extended introduction to the sector including the opportunity to build up a range of skills and knowledge, explore a number of potential job roles and career pathways in the sector, and gain a set of more generic workplace skills. The Diploma will be suitable for learners who would benefit from an extended period of time working at level 1, up to 2 years, before progressing to employment or to a level 2 qualification or apprenticeship.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification could lead to an entry-level role in construction such as general labourer, j fitter, painter and decorator, bricklayer.


    How will this qualification support the learner’s independence?

    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, however it is anticipated that it will be of specific relevance to: • Young people interested in a career in the construction sector who intend to access level 2 qualifications or a level 2 apprenticeship but need a fairly extensive learning programme at level 1 before they will be ready to access level 2

    Funding information

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    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.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Internal Quality Assurance

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