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York College

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 Ds at GCSE. All applicants need to be successful at interview.


One year.

What will I study?

You will study:

  • Introduction to Construction Work
  • Principles of Health and Safety
  • Handling and Storing Materials and Components
  • Personal WorkSkills
  • Optional Practical Craft Unit - choosing from Plumbing, Bricklaying, Carpentry and Joinery, Painting and Decorating, Electrical, Stonemasonry and Plastering
  • Functional Skills in ICT, English and Maths
  • Tutorial Support
  • Edexcel Level 1 BTEC Qualification in WorkSkills

How will I be assessed?

Internal assessment by building a portfolio and externally assessed practical tasks completed under supervised conditions.

What could it lead to?

Students may progress on to the diplomas in one of the Construction Crafts or the Construction and the Built Environment First Certificate Level 2,  or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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