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Construction Skills - Level 1 (Females Only)


This female-only construction multi skills evening course has been developed exclusively for women who would like to sample and learn some of the key trades related to the construction industry. It has been designed both to enable students who might want to enhance their existing practical skills to enable them to take on small scale DIY jobs at home or for friends and family and for individuals who are thinking of a possible career within the construction industry.

Arranged over 10 weeks, the course gives students the opportunity to experience a number of different trades and hopefully get a feel for which ones might suit them best were they to go on to further study. Created specifically for female students who might feel more comfortable learning in a women-only environment, the course also aims to build confidence, communication and resilience whilst working within a team and also as an individual.

As well as the female-only course, we offer the same course to a mixed gender group if that would be preferable.  


Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
03 Sep 2024
Kincraig Construction Centre
10 Weeks
19 Nov 2024
Kincraig Construction Centre
10 Weeks
18 Feb 2025
Kincraig Construction Centre
10 Weeks
13 May 2025
Kincraig Construction Centre
10 Weeks

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

This course is an introduction to the construction industry. Successful completion of this course means you can progress onto Level 2 and then Level 3 construction courses and ultimately into degree level study if you wish.

Reaching Level 3 will give you all the skills you need to progress confidently into the workplace in construction generally or into a trade if you have chosen to study a particular pathway. As well as working for an employer, this will also open the door to self-employment if you decide you want to go down this route.

Key information

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. You must, however, be 19+ and female.

Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343.

Qualification obtained

Award in Introduction to the Construction Environment

Fees and funding

You could be eligible for financial support such as an Advanced Learner Loan. Visit our dedicated page on Financial Support for Adult Learners for more information.

Extra costs and equipment

You will need to buy footwear suitable for a construction environment.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: TBC

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

There are no industry placements or field trips planned for this course.

How will I learn?

The course introduces students to basic skills in the following areas:

  • Carpentry and joinery
  • Plastering
  • Wall and floor tiling
  • Plumbing
  • Brickwork
  • Health and safety

Teaching on the course is largely practical in nature with tutors demonstrating techniques and giving students the opportunity to practise them individually and as part of a team. Tutors then support students on a one-to-one basis giving advice and feedback during practical exercises. There is some theory work to allow participants to gain an understanding of materials and their attributes and key information on health and safety issues both in domestic settings and in the construction industry more generally.

Expert tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver.

The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.