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Multi Trades Entry Level

This qualification meets the needs of candidates who want to work in various trades of the construction sector. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the construction sector. You may progress onto Level 1 Multi Trades or a number of Level 1 Diploma courses. Alternatively, you may enter
employment directly.

On completion of this course and depending on your English & Maths results, you can progress onto:

  • Level 1 Multi-Trades or trade specific course at level 1
  • Apprenticeship

Course Content

Topics Covered

  • Heath and safety in construction
  • Safe use of tools and equipment
  • Developing a range of practical skills for each trade area
  • Underpinning knowledge and theory to support your studies


  • Painting techniques
  • Constructing halving joints
  • Constructing housing joints
  • Constructing bridle joints
  • Assembling 13amp switched sockets wired in ring final circuit
  • Connecting a flex to common apparatus
  • Working with non-manipulative fittings
  • Laying paving using slabs
  • Constructing half brick wall


Each unit is assessed by a practical task with underpinning knowledge questions.

Entry Requirements

Students should have a range of GCSEs at grade 1/2.


The skills developed on this course could increase your chances of having a career as a:

  • Handy man
  • Maintenance and general repairs operative
  • Odd job man