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Entrance to Practical Studies Entry Level

Entrance to construction is designed to help you understand aspects of construction and the skills required to work successfully in the industry. You are given the opportunity to work in different areas of construction including: Bricklaying, Carpentry, Painting & Decorating and Plastering.Also through a personalised programme of learning you will complete units in personal and social development and Functional Skills in English, Mathematics and ICT.

Course Info

Entry Level - Foundation
Subject Area
Foundation Learning (Skills for Life)
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Art & Design Centre, Brierley Hill
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications needed only a desire to return to education and achieve a recognised qualification.

Delivery and Assessment

You will sit practical assessments for each unit and build a portfolio of evidence. Units are assessed through friendly, motivated and interesting tasks.


After successfully completing this course you can progress to your chosen pathway: A wide range of Level 1 courses across college or you may choose to go into employment.

Career Opportunities

  • Painters
  • Decorators
  • Plumbers
  • Bricklayers
  • Electricians
  • Plasterers
  • Carpenters
  • Tilers
  • Construction Managers
  • Builders