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Level 1 in Multitrades (Construction)

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length1 Year
  3. Type of CourseFull Time
  4. Week Commencing02-09-2019
  5. Annual Fee£1740

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The Details

Our Level 1 Maintenance Operations (multitrades) is one of the fastest growing sectors in the South East. You will enjoy learning theory and practical skills needed to provide you with a fantastic range of skills that will prepare you for your career in the construction industry. You will train in modern, fully-equipped workshops, using the same machinery and tools you can expect to use in the workplace. This programme is ideal for students who are not sure which trade to go into.

You will study a range of units with topics including: health safety and welfare in construction, principles of building construction, information and communication, completing small scale building repairs, completing small scale painting and decorating repairs, completing small scale plastering repairs, and completing carpentry repair. These modules will help you form a wide range of skills in demand with local employers to improve your chances of gaining employment within the industry.

You will complete written and practical work throughout the year. You will also complete online exams.

Other Important Info

You will need to purchase College overalls, available at a discounted price through our uniform partners. You will also need to purchase protective boots.

All MidKent College students will continue studying English and maths until they are 19, or until they have achieved a Grade C/4. Your study programme will incorporate a Work Placement of up to 350 hours in a role relevant to your study. All students will have access to a Personal Tutor to support their personal and professional development.

Future Prospects

You could progress into an apprenticeship, into work or a higher level programme to specialise in a particular trade.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade F or above including English or maths at grade 2 or above.

Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training. In the 2016 National Student survey, our higher-education students gave the College a student satisfaction score of 91%, ranking us 27th out of the 375 institutions that took part.
  • Our career advisers booked 1040 careers interviews in 2017-2018! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      Joe Greenwood

      I chose this programme as it will give me a variety of careers to choose from in the future. I chose MidKent College as it is local, easy to get to and has good facilities. There are lots of tools for you to use. The tutors are really nice – easy to approach. My biggest achievement so far has been passing my plastering ...