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Construction Skills

  • Fee
  • Duration of course 2-5 weeks
  • Course type Short Course (Workforce Development)
  • This course is suitable for Adults

*These programmes are free for individuals who are unemployed and claiming a benefit (i.e. JSA, ESA, IS). Individuals in receipt of JSA need to contact their work coach to be referred onto this course.

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

There are 2 pathways:

Pathway one: Sector Base Work Academy (SBWA) in partnership with Land Securities and Mace

  • 2 weeks Construction Training, CSCS card test, CSCS green card and preparation for work experience and employment
  • 1 week additional Tickets including PASMA working at heights, traffic marshalling etc.
  • 2 weeks work experience on a construction site
  • Guaranteed interview

Pathway two: General pathway

2 weeks Construction Training including:

  • CSCS card test, CSCS green card and preparation for work experience and employment
  • Employability Skills including CV, job search, applying for a job, interview skills, getting job ready
  • Preparation for interviews with employers
  • Site Visits

As part of the programme you will undertake mock interviews with employers and be screened for employment opportunities – with a guaranteed interview with an employer if a job role becomes available, or a reference and exit interview to give you guidance - this will help you with your future job applications and interviews

You will receive Support and mentoring during the programme and as part of the after care service and you will have access to our free recruitment services to support you into employment.

On successful completion of the course, you will receive:

  • Certificate in Construction and Employment Skills
  • Health and Safety in the Construction Environment
  • CSCS Green Card

Functional Skills

Functional skills development are embedded within the course programme.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Employment in the construction industry

How will I learn?

Practical activities related to the sector.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a portfolio of work based evidence and on line exams.

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc.?

You should allow 4 hours per week.

Which awarding body is the course validation by?

Pearson, CIBT, BSC

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

You need be aged 19 years or over to be eligible for this course. You will also be required to sit an initial assessment and IAG session to determine whether the course is suitable for you. You need to have a Literacy/English level to at least Entry Level 3 standard – this will be determined in the initial assessment. If you do not meet this level, we may suggest you be referred onto a different course.

Expected prior knowledge


English level

Entry 3

Mathematics level

Entry 3

Equipment and other costs


For further information or to apply please contact The Business Development Team on 020 7258 2711 or email