Construction 8 day course

Want to start a career in construction? Learn multi-trade construction skills and get your CSCS Card with us!

The structure of the course enables you to learn, develop and practice skills in which you will gain a nationally recognised qualification - Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills as well as the Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment qualification.

You will also acquire the foundation skills required (including updating your CV) to seek employment and/or career progression in the construction sector.

During induction and throughout the course you will receive information, advice and guidance on course content, career opportunities and skills development.

Course Content.

Mandatory Units

  • Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction.
  • Introduction to the Construction Industry.
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  • Level 1 Award in Health & Safety in a Construction Environment qualification - required for the CSCS Green Labourer’s card.
  • Asbestos Awareness.

Optional Units

  • Painting techniques
  • Tiling a plain wall.
  • Laying paving using slabs.
  • Setting out and laying gravel paths.
  • Constructing half-brick return corners.
  • Laying block paving.
  • Mixing and using concrete.

FREE PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)



Who is the training for?

This course is designed for individuals who want to develop skills and knowledge required for working in the construction sector. You must also be prepared to attend any job interviews that you are suitable for.

What do I need?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course; however you do need to be aged 19 or over and be unemployed on benefits. You also need to have been resident in the UK / EU for 3 years before starting the course.

Getting started.

You will need to be interested in working in the construction sector. A course application form should be completed prior to course commencement and proof of benefits is required.

Course Duration:

The level 1 Certificate and the Level 1 Award is delivered over 2 weeks, 4 days per week, 9.00am to 4.30pm each day.

Plus 1 day on course completion for the CSCS element of the course.

For further details call 0191 477 0840 or complete the Enquiry Form.

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Course Venue:

Course delivered at our Construction Skills Academy on Bensham Trading Estate, Lobley Hill Road, Gateshead, NE8 2XN.

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