Introduction to the Construction Industry

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code P00283
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Entry Level
Course type Full Time


This is a 1 year full time course.

It is designed to prepare people to enter the construction industry. This programme will give you a taste of three separate trades’ – brickwork, plumbing, and joinery through practical skills development whilst promoting health & safety awareness. Successful completion of this programme will enable you to progress to a core skills programme in either brickwork, plumbing, or joinery.

This course is designed to teach you the basic skills involved in construction trades. You will learn key practical skills such as joint-making and brick laying. You will also be taught the fundamental elements of health and safety practices on a construction site.

You will benefit from leaning in our purpose-built workshops at our City Campus.


Functional Skills lessons also form an important part of your course. They include English and maths and you will attend lessons to help improve your skills in these areas. There will be formal assessments when you are ready.

You need to attend regularly and be on time for every lesson. Your progress will be reviewed regularly in tutorial sessions

You are expected to study independently in your own time, building up your knowledge of the different areas within construction.

You will be given passwords for our online learning materials. We have a comprehensive library for you to read suitable textbooks on the subject. 

All applicants should demonstrate a willingness and a desire to study on a construction course.

How will it be delivered?

Knowledge is assessed using on line exams, and also by oral questioning during practical assessments. Practical assessments will be carried out in the workshops following training and practice in the required competencies. Students will be required with assistance to build a portfolio of their work.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements needed to join, but those in education will be expected to complete their current learning programme. 

Your next steps...

Where Can It Lead?

Following success in this course you can apply to join a Level 1 course in Brickwork, Carpentry or Plumbing.

This course is designed for people wishing to take up a career within the building industry.