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Construction Courses at Lancaster & Morecambe College

Construction Skills Level 1

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pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 04/09/2023

This course is for students who are not employed in the construction industry but want to develop skills within a trade with a view to progressing onto a specific full time course in the construction industry; Bricklaying, Carpentry & Joinery, Plastering, or Plumbing. Alternatively, learners could progress onto an Apprenticeship programme upon completion of this course.

This course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including assignments, practical performance and course work.

Course Overview

You will study the following:

  • Safe Working

  • Basic Rendering Skills

  • Basic Bricklaying Skills and Blockwork Skills

  • Basic Carpentry and Joinery

  • Basic Construction Fundamentals

All LMC students will receive tutorial support and take a programme of Functional Skills including English & Maths.

LMC has guest speakers along with joint events for all students. There is also an excellent opportunity to take part in National Citizen Service (NCS) which gives learners opportunities for bonding and stepping outside of their comfort zones.

Progression Routes

Upon course completion many of our students choose to progress onto any of the following courses at LMC:

  • Level 1 or 2 Carpentry & Joinery

  • Level 1 or 2 Bricklaying

  • Level 1 or 2 Plastering

  • Level 1 or 2 Plumbing

  • Level 1 or 2 Electrical Installations

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in this industry.

Entry Requirements

All students aged 16 -19 are required to study Functional Skills English & Maths qualifications or GCSE English & Maths if not already awarded a grade C/4 or higher in these subjects.

If you have a grade D/3 at GCSE you will study English &/or Maths GCSE. Students with a grade lower than D/3 will work towards GCSE through the study of English & Maths Functional Skills.

Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: A24147-A1A