Level 1 Basic Construction

Careers, Not Just Courses.

In 2019, 100% of our Construction and Joinery students passed their qualification.

This course provides the ideal introduction to the Construction industry, allowing students to learn, develop and practice skills in the following construction trades: bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, plastering, painting and decorating, and plumbing.

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Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: A full-time 1 year course, running over 3 and half days per week.
  • Location: Brooksby
  • Fees: This course is fully funded for school leavers. Adult learners are welcome to apply.

Your future

The introduction to bricklaying, plastering, plumbing, decorating and civil engineering give students the basis for entering a career in any of these areas.

Entry requirements

1 GCSE at Grade E/2 or above including English. Plus an Initial Assessment at Interview.

About the course

BMC Construction programmes have been designed to meet the present and future needs of the construction industry whilst preparing students for employment.

Students will earn an industry-recognised qualification which will support them into employment and as they progress through their careers.

The course covers introductions to Bricklaying, Plumbing, Site Carpentry, Bench Joinery and Painting and Decorating.

Why choose BMC?

Whilst at BMC you will benefit from a close-knit student community. BMC is a smaller college, so you will get more face to face contact time with your tutor. This ensures that all of our students feel like an individual when they are studying with us.


  • Plumbing
  • Joinery
  • Brickwork
  • Health and Safety
  • Introduction to the Construction Industry
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Plastering

Leicester Tigers Rugby Pathway

If you are a keen rugby player you will have the opportunity to train with Leicester Tigers community coaches throughout your course.

If you are interested in pursuing this pathway alongside your qualification, click here to find out more. 

English and Maths

English and Maths are very important for you during your studies and beyond. The Government has introduced new standards which mean that employers will be looking for these skills when you enter the workplace. BMC is committed to ensuring that our students leave us with everything they need to reach their goals and meet the expectations of the industry.

If you are under 19 and narrowly miss the English and/or Maths requirements of your course, don’t worry – BMC can offer you a suitable course at another level and you can take GCSE English or Maths alongside it. Learners will not be expected to take both GCSE English and GCSE Maths in the same year.

If you are under 19 and miss the English and/or Maths entry requirements of your course by more than one grade, BMC offers Functional Skills, an effective method to improve literacy and numeracy, for up to two hours per week.

Visit Us

If you like what you’ve seen so far, why not come along to our next Brooksby Campus Open Event?

This is a fantastic way for you to get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at BMC. You will get to meet our industry-expert teaching staff, tour our fantastic facilities and find out everything you need to know about courses at BMC.

For a list of our upcoming events, click here.

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