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York College

Entry requirements

A minimum of 1 grade C at GCSE in either Maths (grade 4) or English (grade 4) and 1 other GCSE at grade D. All applicants will need to be successful at interview.


One year full-time.

What will I study?

This is an ideal course for students wishing to enter the construction industry, incorporating elements of design and construction crafts.

Core units include:

  • Construction Technology
  • Construction and Design

Mandatory units include:

  • Scientific and Mathematical Applications for Construction
  • Sustainability in Construction

Optional specialist units include:

  • Construction Processes and Operations
  • Construction Drawing Techniques
  • Exploring Carpentry and Joinery Principles and Techniques
  • Exploring Brickwork and Blockwork Principles and Techniques
  • Exploring Painting and Decorating Principles and Techniques
  • Exploring Plumbing Principles and Techniques
  • Exploring Electrical Principles and Techniques
  • The Construction Industry
  • Exploring Roofing Principles and Techniques
  • Exploring Wall and Floor Tiling Principles and Techniques
  • Exploring Plastering and Dry Lining Principles and Techniques

How will I be assessed?

Evaluation is by coursework which is internally and externally assessed.

What could it lead to?

On successful completion of the course students can progress to the Level 3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, or enter the workplace.

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.

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