Award Crest
York College

 

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Level 1 Diploma should ideally have a minimum of 4 Ds at GCSE including Maths and English (grade 3+), and will be assessed and interviewed prior to acceptance on to the course. Level 1 must be completed before progressing to the Level 2 Diploma and then Level 3.

Duration

One year for each level.

What will I study?

Level 1 units include:

  • Safe Working Practices in Construction Level 1
  • Information, Quantities and Communications Level 1
  • Knowledge of Building Construction Level 1
  • Woodworking Joints and Timber Technology
  • How to Use and Maintain Carpentry and Joinery Hand Tools
  • How to Use Portable Power Tools
All students will be expected to work towards completion of a Level 2 English and Maths qualification (as required) alongside this course to enable progression onto the Diploma Level 2.

Level 2 units include either:

Site Route:

  • Safe Working Practices in Construction Level 2
  • Information, Quantities and Communications Level 2
  • Knowledge of Building Construction Level 2
  • How to Carry Out First Fixing (floors, stairs, roofs)
  • How to Carry Out Second Fixing (doors, architraves, skirting, kitchen units)
  • How to Erect Timber Partitions
  • How to Carry Out Repairs and Maintenance
  • How to Operate a Circular Saw
Or

Bench Route:

  • Safe Working Practices in Construction Level 2
  • Information, Quantities and Communications Level 2
  • Knowledge of Building Construction Level 2
  • How to Draw and Set Out Joinery Items
  • How to Mark Out Timber from Setting Out Drawings
  • How to Make Doors and Windows
  • How to Set Up and Operate a Circular Saw
Level 3 units include either:

Site Route:

  • Safe Working Practices in Construction Level 3
  • Information, Quantities and Communications Level 3
  • Knowledge of Building Construction Level 3
  • How to Build and Erect Timber Roof Structures
  • How to Maintain and Repair Timber Structures
  • How to Use Portable and Fixed Wood Machines
Or

Bench Route:

  • Safe Working Practices in Construction Level 3
  • Information, Quantities and Communications Level 3
  • Knowledge of Building Construction Level 3
  • How to Use Portable and Fixed Wood Machines
  • How to Make Curved and Shaped Doors and Windows

How will I be assessed?

The Diploma is assessed using both practical and online multi-choice tests.

What could it lead to?

On completion of each Diploma students can progress onto the next level where appropriate, or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, then higher level courses in Construction.

 

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

Course Enquiry

Please type your full name.
Invalid email address.
Please tell us about your enquiry
  
×