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NCFE Occupational Studies for the workplace Level 1 Diploma Construction and Engineering



This course offers a practical approach to developing skills in bricklaying, painting and decorating, plastering, tiling, carpentry, maintaining tools, and plumbing. All of this will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to move on to higher education or into trade based employment.

How will I learn?

Woodpecker Court has a workshop for construction skills, and a 15 acre site where a wide variety of projects and construction skills are used. You will be involved in real world projects and learning practically in the workshop, as well as working in the classroom to build your portfolio of evidence.


You will carry out research projects and take control of your own education to gain knowledge in a sector that interests you.


In year two you will be able to carry out a work placement and gain skills from professionals in your chosen sector.

What will i learn

You will start by learning about organisation tools and techniques and working with others to give you a kick start at being able to take control of your education and prioritise your tasks.


Students are involved with bricklaying, painting and decorating, plastering, tiling, carpentry, maintaining tools and plumbing.

How will it be delivered 

Work is split 50:50 between practical and theory sessions. The vast majority of assessments are done through internal practical observations whilst working with projects and in the workshop, as the nature of our provision caters for those who struggle with the classroom environment.  There is some written work involved, students will undertake research individually.

Next Steps

This can lead to further in depth study at level 1, level 2, or an Apprenticeship, Traineeship or employment in the sector.

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