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Qualification type


Course code


Career Pathway



Level 2


1 year


Blackbird Leys,
Cuddesdon Way,
Oxford, OX4 6HN

New and returning learners:

Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

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This course will help you to understand how the different construction trades work and prepare you for employment or an apprenticeship in construction.

This Construction Level 2 study programme will give you an introduction to a variety of construction trades and a basic grounding in a variety of skills. 

You will gain skills in specific trade areas, and this will help you decide which trade is the right one for you and your future career. 

The following construction trades are covered within the programme:

  • Carpentry and joinery
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Construction operations

Upon successful completion of this programme, you can progress onto an apprenticeship within your chosen trade. 

What I'll learn

You'll learn basic construction skills and knowledge and undertake various practical and knowledge-based activities.


How I'll learn

Practical sessions take place in fully equipped workshops supported by theoretical sessions to provide foundation knowledge and understanding.


How I'll be assessed

You'll be assessed through practical projects and written assignments.


Entry Requirements

A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 (D), one of which one must be maths.

Completion of a Level 1 construction course if supported by satisfactory references from teaching staff and a grade 3 (D) in maths will also be accepted.

If you do not have a grade 4 (C) in GCSE English language and maths you will be required to be working towards achieving this alongside your course.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 

Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.