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Construction Multi Skills — Level 1 Diploma

Course information

The intent of this study programme is to prepare you for progression to the next level of study or into employment in your chosen trade.
The level 1 programme is a great way to start your career as it enables you to develop the skills and knowledge required whilst applying safe practice alongside gaining confidence to progress in college and into the Construction industry.
Working with materials, such as brick, block, timber, plaster, paint and tiles, can be very creative, meaning that work which is produced will be admired for years to come. You will gain knowledge and skills required for the use of the specialist tools used for measuring, cutting and securing materials. As a multi trade operative you'll need a good head for heights and be happy to work outdoors in all weather conditions. This career route can also be quite physical, so a good level of fitness is important. You'll also need to be precise, accurate and be able to follow instructions
Alongside the multi-skills course, you must have a dedicated approach to your English and maths sessions. Our expectation is you will make progress by improving the level you have achieved at school or college. You will be assessed for your English and Maths to ensure that you are working at the correct level.

If you have no prior experience and are not employed, then this course might just be what you are looking for.

This programme will help you develop key skills to improve your opportunities of gaining employment. Employers demand that all potential employees can:
• Use maths skills to assist work practices
• Use English skills to communicate, both verbally and written with colleagues and customers
• Attend regularly and arrive on time
• Work safely at all times
• Display excellent practical skills and good trade knowledge
• Work independently or as part of a team
• Find solutions to problems

What will the programme include?
• Maths and English sessions – improve your current level, working towards a GCSE level 4
• Practical workshop sessions – gain skills to earn money
• Theory sessions – be able to link theory to the practical work you have completed
• Work related activities – can you follow instructions and complete an employer challenge?
• Industry guest speakers – listen to what the experts say, ask questions, find out if this career is for you?
• Site visits – tour a live site to observe projects in the local area. See site expectations for safety.
• Work experience – put your learning into practice on a live site.
• Tutorial sessions – develop you personally and plan your career progression
• Skills competitions – showcase your skills, can you win?


L1 CITB Diploma in Construction Multi Skills plus CSCS Health and Safety Card.

This course leads to...

L2 Diploma in P&D, C&J, Brickwork, and Plastering (depending on Math and English grades)
L2 Construction apprenticeship

Entry Requirements

You do not need to have any formal qualifications in Construction but you will need to show that you have an interest in the area. You will need to be at Entry 3 or above in English and maths (GCSE grades 2 or above)

Important Note :
All students are required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment in the workshops. Students may be able to purchase these through the college at a reduced cost.
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Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163221

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 993.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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