Skills for Working in Construction and Building Industry
If you are looking to work in the construction industry, or require a CITB Operatives card (green card) to access work on a construction site, this course will help you to prepare for the exams.
We offer the Level 1 Award, Extended Award or Certificate in Skills for Working in Construction and Building Industries. In addition, you can achieve the L1 Award in Health and Safety in Construction which is now a mandatory requirement before you can apply for the CITB Operatives card.
At a glance:
Our qualifications are available at Level 1
Level 1 Award
Level 1 Extended Award
Level 1 Certificate
Each level lasts approximately 80-130 guided learning hours.
We offer funded and co-funded courses (funding is subject to meeting the eligibility criteria)
Includes the option to sit the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (required to apply for a CSCS card)
Average programmes last around 80-130 guided learning hours. All learning is carried out online with additional tutor support and workshops where necessary.
Each unit has a short, multiple choice assessment which can be completed in the centre. In some instances, we may also be able to fund your CITB Health, Safety and Environment test for Operatives subject to eligibility criteria – speak to our centre staff for more information.
Each qualification can be tailored to your needs, but modules will be selected from the mandatory and optional units to meet the minimum credits required for the qualification.
Principles of Building Construction, Information and Communication
Working in Construction and Building
Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
Health and Safety in the Workplace
Health and Safety in Construction
Introduction to Building and Construction
Basic Plumbing Science
Understanding Disability and Accessibility
Bonus Unit – Free!
Additionally, learners who successfully complete the units above will be offered the opportunity to sit the L1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment assessment which is now a mandatory requirement in order to apply for a CITB CSCS card. This will be offered at no additional cost.
Learners who complete our Skills for Working in Construction and Building Industry qualifications can progress onto Functional Skills courses, employability skills, or study a variety of other courses within CTP or with external providers. Contact CTP for information on progression routes.
Common progression routes include:
Further and Higher Education
Into employment in the construction industry
CITB Health Safety and Environment Test
Apply for a CITB CSCS Card (such as the Operatives (Green) card)
Age: 19 +
No prior qualifications required
Must not hold an equivalent qualification at the same or higher level
Funded and co-funded qualifications are subject to meeting eligibility criteria
Must not be enrolled on the same, or equivalent, programme elsewhere