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St Edmunds Society


St Edmunds Society

Fullman House, 114-118 Oak Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 3BP

Vocationally-related Qualification (VRQ)
Level 1
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Course Details

This is a multi-skilled diploma that provides a foundation basis of knowledge within the following areas:

  • Carpentry and Bench Joinery
  • Bricklaying
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Tiling
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing

You are taught through practical activities, group discussion and some classroom learning.

Assessments are completed through practical activities and a small amount of coursework.

You will be supported to achieve your maths and English qualifications whilst on the programme (if you have not achieved A-C or 9-4 grade GCSE).

You will be placed within relevant work experience with local contractors whilst on the programme.

Additional information:

Students who have A-C/4-9 grade GCSE’s will NOT be required to complete Maths and English qualifications.

Students who do not have GCSE’s A-C, or 4 and above will be required to complete Maths and English qualifications.

Work Experience – a 2 week/8-day work placement will be arranged whilst on programme to build employability skills.

Enrichment – Careers Advice, sexual and mental health talks, Matthew Project drug and alcohol talks, Apprenticeship support, Employability days.

Bursary is available to support students with a household income of under £30,000. This can include food allowance and travel support (bus/train).

Welfare Support Team – Wellbeing support, housing advice, financial advice, drug and alcohol support, behavioural and engagement support. (As appropriate)

Structure of day – An average day is 9.15am– 3.30pm. Flexibility of their programme can be discussed alongside individual needs.

Entry requirements

2 GCSE’s at grade ‘E’ (3) or above. To be committed and motivated to achieving the qualification.

Having some previous knowledge of construction, including work experience, can be useful.

Your next steps...

You can progress on to further Level 1 qualifications, a Level 2 qualification, traineeship, or an apprenticeship within the industry.

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