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Building and Construction (Entry Level 3)

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What is the purpose of this qualification?

This qualification provides a basic, introductory set of knowledge and skills, relevant to construction.

What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

Mandatory units include:

• Health and safety in construction
• Working in construction

Optional units include knowledge and skills relevant to different job roles in the sector such as carpentry, plumbing, painting, wallpapering.

Which sector does this qualification support?

This qualification could lead to an entry-level role in construction such painting and decorating assistant, plasterer’s assistant.

What are the progression options?

Learners can progress to a level 1 certificate or diploma in construction, including Gateway qualifications’ level 1 certificate and diploma in Building and Construction and other level 1 qualifications such as Construction Trade Operations, Practical Construction Skills, Plastering, Rendering, Tiling, Carpentry and Joinery.