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Entry level Multi Trade Construction Skills: Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery

The ideal introduction to the construction industry covering essential skills in the following construction trades: bricklaying, joinery, plastering and painting & decorating


Suitable for 14-19 and 19 + year olds wanting an introduction to construction trades to gain skills and decide which trade is the right one to pursue a career in.


A mix of practical construction sessions and theory based classroom activities plus maths and English.

Course Leader profile

Steven Mitchell

Steve has worked for Calderdale College since April 2006. During this time he has become course leader for the Multi-Trades and level 1, Carpentry & Joinery. Alongside working for the college, Steve has managed the Ryburn Construction Centre; part of Ryburn Valley High School teaching the BTEC and WJEC qualification to year 10 and 11’s. His background includes working various jobs from press operator, scaffolder to becoming a fully qualified joiner. Steve has also been in the Army and has spent several years working in Norway as a painter and decorator. Steve has his qualifications in PTLLS, CTLLS and Certificate of Education. Steve has a lot of expertise and knowledge to share and is dedicated to helping students learn the skills that will empower them to be successful in their chosen careers.

Entry Requirements

Basic maths and English

Interview Process

Informal chat with tutor

Questions & Answers

How is the course assessed?

Weekly completion of set tasks; production of portfolio plus end test completed online.

Are there any opportunities for progression?

Progression to L1 or L2 courses in construction depending on skills level after course completion

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Course details

  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Start Date: September 2018
  • Hours per week: 16 hours per week
  • Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Start Time: 9.00 am
  • End Time: 4.30 pm
  • Duration: 37 Weeks(September)
  • Course Fees: FREE for Students aged 16-18. For applicants 19+ please contact Student Services on 01422399367 In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a further education course will have their fees waived. Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: Construction & Technology
  • Department Manager: Andrew Barnes


  • Level: Entry 3
  • Qualification Name: Entry level Multi Skills in Construction
  • Awarding Body: City and Guilds

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