Level 1 Construction Course in Newcastle | Nacro Education

Construction Level 1

Course code: C001377

Course overview

Our construction course allows learners to develop a variety of skills. Learners will be taught tool identification, cavity walling, corner building, block work, painting and decorating and plastering. We also offer an engaging joinery course where students can build their own models.

Our course includes functional skills throughout to support the students in gaining the relevant industry knowledge

What will I learn?

You will learn in our workshops with the opportunities to do lots of practical work. The course will cover a range of multi skills including bricklaying and painting and decorating. You will also learn about essential safety that is demanded by the construction industry to prepare you for employment.


There are a range of units which can include:

• An introduction to health and safety in construction
• Constructing housing joints
• Constructing half brick walling
• Tiling a plain wall
• Painting techniques


You will be required to complete a range of written assignments. You will also be required to demonstrate some skills whilst being observed by your tutor.

Work experience

You will do at least two weeks of work experience to support your studies, gain experience and potentially develop contacts with future employers. Our team will help you secure a work placement and will provide you with everything required for you to attend your placement.

Enrichment opportunities

There are a variety of enrichment opportunities on offer throughout the year, including trips and external visits.

Career and progression

On completion of the course, you can progress to a Level 2 course or apprenticeship.

What makes our Get Set! courses different?

Each Get Set! course at Nacro Newcastle Education Centre is designed to accelerate your learning and enable you to identify and make progress towards your aspirations. We combine vocational learning with essential English and mathematics qualifications, enriching experiences and workplace encounters to equip you for career success.

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Our Construction Level 1 course at Newcastle has been crafted to enable you to:

  • Develop industry-specific skills through hands on vocational training.
  • Improve your English, maths, and digital literacy to strengthen your foundations for work and life*.
  • Participate in a range of work experience and employment opportunities to gain insight and additional knowledge.
  • Gain vital skills for the workplace including communication, problem solving, teamworking, interview practice and CV writing.
  • Participate in a range of activities, opportunities, team collaboration challenges and educational site visits that enable personal development through real experiences.

*GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths are only required if you haven’t already gained a level 4 or above.

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