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Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code FLR1CON (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    This course is designed to provide a technical foundation on which to build a career in the construction industry.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements, however, you will need to complete an Initial Assessment prior to acceptance in a variety of trade areas.

    You must demonstrate commitment and motivation and be willing to study theoretical and practical components of the course. Students will be required to take the CITB assessment paper to evaluate their ability to read and understand construction drawings.

  • What does the course involve?

    There is a large practical content to the course and this an excellent programme to help you choose the right construction trade for you. There is one mandatory unit that covers health and safety in construction and a number of optional units within construction trades. The qualification covers a range of hand-skills and practical tasks in the following trade areas: Bricklaying, Carpentry and Joinery, Plastering, Wall and Floor Tiling, Painting & Decorating, Construction Operations.

  • How is the course assessed?

    The course is assignment based and these are broken down into practical tasks and task-related questions. There is an assignment for each mandatory and optional unit and form a portfolio that is continually assessed throughout the duration of the course.

  • How much does it cost?

    A contribution towards educational visits may be requested.

  • Additional Notes

    All students must attend maths and English and depending on prior achievements and Initial Assessment will either take GCSE or Functional Skills.


  • Other details

    There is the opportunity to gain an award or certificate in an individual trade area whilst undertaking the course.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Alexander Fokianos

Alexander Fokianos

Level 1 Brickwork
Previous Institution: Shrewsbury Academy

Bricklaying is a hands-on, practical course and gives you good experience to move into employment.

Andrew Holloway

Andrew Holloway

HNC in Construction & the Built Environment
Previous Institution: Shrewsbury Academy

I wanted a complete change in career and had always considered becoming an architect. When I came to an SCG Open Evening, tutors suggested the route of Higher Education in Construction. It is a great hands-on course and I especially enjoyed learning about CAD, as this is a skill I need to become an architect.

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Career Options

  • Production managers and directors in construction

    Up to £52,000

  • Construction and building trades supervisors

    Up to £39,000


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