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Construction Operations Diploma Level 1

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Explore a range of construction trades and discover which trade is for you. Gain valuable insight and practical experience in: Carpentry, Joinery, Plumbing, Electrical, Wall tiling, Painting and Decorating.

This course will allow you to choose your specialist trade or continue to cover multiple trades for employment in Maintenance Operations or Property Management.


What Does The Programme Include

You will learn through practical workshop sessions delivered by industry specialists. You will complete practical training assignments until you’ve gained the skills you need to complete practical assessments. Theory sessions will be delivered through video discussions, worksheets and presentations as well as online resources. 

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grades D or above.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will complete 2 theory units which are assessed through assessment worksheets. Practical assessment will be undertaken internally within the practical workshops.

You will be expected to undertake 1 week work experience on a construction site, in a workshop or in a construction related field. While we will help you to find the work experience, in some instances it may not be possible to gain this; if this is the case then you will then undertake a week of employment related activities.

Additional Information

You will require a uniform consisting of steel toe capped boots and overalls which can be purchased from our website. During your interview you will also sit an online suitability assessment. The result of this, plus your previous academic achievements and maturity will determine the level of course you are offered.

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of this course you can specialise in a particular trade with a Bricklaying, Carpentry and Joinery or Plumbing Level 1 Diplomas or continue to study multiple trades with an Maintenance Operation Level 2 Diploma. You could also progress on to a Construction Apprenticeship. 

Course Content


  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Plumbing
  • Brickwork
  • Electrics
  • Health and Safety
  • Construction Technology


  • Where possible the program may be tailored to focus on particular units for the individual’s chosen career pathway.


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My apprenticeship has allowed me to pursue my career as an engineer along side reputable employer Orangehouse Renewables!

George Houghton



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