BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Construction



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The BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Construction is eligible for Adult Education Funding and is an ideal introduction into Construction. Individuals will gain a nationally recognised Construction, Health & Safety Level 1 Certificate, enabling them to apply for the Green CSCS Labourers card (once they have completed their HS&E test).

CSCS Labourer Card

For more information about the labourer CSCS card, and to help you make an informed decision if this is the best career path for you, read our handy online guide.

Level 1 Certificate in Construction Course Overview

The Certificate in Construction is a 5-day qualification that develops the knowledge an employee will need to work safely and responsibly in a construction environment. It is aimed at providing employers with newly trained individuals in the principles of effectively working in a demanding safety environment. This qualification helps boost learners’ career prospects by giving them the skills, knowledge and understanding that the employers are looking for as well as the health and safety training to apply for the green CSCS labourers card. 

What does the Level 1 Construction Course Cover?

The course will cover the following subjects to teach and develop the potential employee and to build their confidence and effectiveness in employment;

  • Health and safety and welfare in construction
  • Working in a team to move and handle resources
  • Working towards goals
  • Working as part of a group
  • Produce a product plan and construction
  • Health and safety in construction (CSCS H&S qualification)

Classroom delivery, with achievement of the assessment criteria evidenced through contextualised, vocationally-related and practical experiences, along with completion of portfolio of evidence.

Delegates will be awarded the Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Construction.

Progression Opportunities

Level 1 qualifications are designed to enhance learners’ work and life skills in a range of vocational contexts. They are appropriate for a diverse range of learners including:

  • Adults returning to study
  • Adults seeking to obtain employment in the Construction industry
  • Those who have not yet achieved accredited qualifications
  • Those with specific learning needs

The intended destinations for Learners who successfully achieving these qualifications can progress to:

  • National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)
  • Diplomas
  • Apprenticeships
  • Supported employment
  • Independent living

The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Construction supports progression onto Level 2 vocational qualifications such as the BTEC Level 2 certificate in construction and the built Environment.

Funding and Support

We are able to offer this course fully funded through The Adult Education Budget (AEB) and European Social Funding (ESF) - subject to eligibility, Please contact us to find out more about eligibility, along with the course dates we have running in various locations around the UK.