Skip to main content

Construction Intermediate (Level 1)

Construction student at Central Bedfordshire College.


Construction Multiskills (Level 1)

Are you looking to start or progress your career in the construction industry? With over 300,000 new homes required by the UK each year this industry is booming and in need of skilled tradespeople and employees across all areas of the business.

Ready to apply?

Apply Now
Apply Now

Course Information

Need to know

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs grades 9-1 and a keen interest in the subject OR qualification at Level E3.  Other relevant levels of qualification or experience will be considered.

How will I be assessed?

Through portfolio evidence, assignments, online exams and practical assessments.

Course content

This course will give you the opportunity to develop a range of skills in basic carpentry, electrical installation and plumbing, supporting progression on to further study in one of the specific disciplines at level 2.

We have high professional standards and expectations of our learners and expect excellent attendance, punctuality and the wearing of PPE to ensure you thrive on your course!

This course prepares you with skills and knowledge in a variety of topics such as Health & Safety, basic skills in the 3 disciplines.

Areas of study could include: Health, safety and welfare in construction Developing carpentry & joinery skills Developing plumbing skills Developing electrical installation skills.

Your Tutor will be on hand to support you throughout your course to develop your skills, prepare you for your next steps and help you to achieve your goals.

Your Study Programme includes valuable additions to help you succeed! Personal Professional Development sessions (PPD) will teach you valuable skills that employers are looking for including communication, time management and life skills that you can take with you anywhere you go! You will have a regular 1:1 appointment with highly qualified and experienced professionals who will help you to manage your workload, give you valuable feedback and ensure that you meet College expectations. English & Maths: You may not be sure whether these subjects are relevant to you, but good English and Maths skills will be vital to any career path and we’re here to support you in developing yours.

Work Experience is crucial to preparing you for your next steps and here you will have access to a wide range of employers to make sure you gain plenty of workplace experience. Careers Advice & Guidance is available throughout your time at CBC from our friendly, dedicated Advisors. They can provide you with a wide range of support including CV writing, UCAS applications, interview skills and much more.

Next steps

The first year of the course is multi-skills based, you then specialise and go to either a plumbing or electrical course in your second year. Your progression will depend on what you specialised in during your second year. You cannot swap from plumbing to electrical or vice versa.

Additional information

Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.

We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.

Your course will be taught at the Kingsland Campus in Houghton Regis but may be required to travel to our main campus in Kingsway, Dunstable for exams and other lessons.

Available Courses
Central Bedfordshire College The Incuba
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Apply now

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.