Construction Diploma

Ask a Question Course Brochure How to Apply 
LOCATION & START DATE
Bicton College - 18 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 1 Levels Explained
DURATION
1 Year
LEARNING AREA
Construction Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

Construction Diploma

Land based, work based plant operations Level 1 is the course if you want an overall introduction to the construction industry and most importantly heavy plant operations.

You will have the opportunity to carry out a number of construction tasks using plant ranging from 1.5 ton mini excavators up to 14 ton 360 degree tracked excavators and if that’s not enough you will also receive introductory training using 6 ton high vis forward tipping dumpers and telescopic handlers.

Literally getting in at ground level, gaining the experience to develop your skills before progressing on to the level 2 course and gaining your CPCS certificate for professional operators.

During the course you will be trained and given the opportunity to gain your CPCS operators Health and safety card which is the first step and an essential requirement to gain access and open door to a host of opportunities in the construction industry.

As a trainee operator you will be involved initially in basic excavation trenching etc. then progressing onto more complex excavations for example structural foundations and service boxes. All training will be delivered to the high standards required By the Construction industry training board.



Bicton College is in the fortunate position to be in partnership with Holt JCB, this allows students access to the range of the most up to date machines currently available.

LOCATION & START DATE
Bicton College - 18 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 1 Levels Explained
DURATION
1 Year
LEARNING AREA
Construction Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

What you will learn

This one-year introduction will explain the basics of machine operation and an introduction to other construction trades allowing students to explore different aspects of construction. Gaining a level one qualification and a CSCS operative qualification.

Entry requirements

GCSE English and maths at grade 2 or above, or equivalent qualifications at Entry Level 3.

Assessment

The assessment will be carried out by a series of practical assessments and portfolio based work books. The CPC wil be by an online multiple choice test carried out in our CSCS test centre.

Progression

Once you’ve finished the Level 1 course, you’ll have gained the experience to progress on to the level 2 course where you will be able to train towards your full level 2 plant operators qualification and have the opportunity to take your CPCS test and gain a professional qualification in plant operation.

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


This one-year introduction will explain the basics of machine operation and an introduction to other construction trades allowing students to explore different aspects of construction. Gaining a level one qualification and a CSCS operative qualification.

GCSE English and maths at grade 2 or above, or equivalent qualifications at Entry Level 3.

The assessment will be carried out by a series of practical assessments and portfolio based work books. The CPC wil be by an online multiple choice test carried out in our CSCS test centre.

Once you’ve finished the Level 1 course, you’ll have gained the experience to progress on to the level 2 course where you will be able to train towards your full level 2 plant operators qualification and have the opportunity to take your CPCS test and gain a professional qualification in plant operation.

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


Dates & Locations

  • Course type 16-19 Adult
  • Level - Level 1
  • Location - Bicton College
  • Start Date - 18 September 2023
  • Apply Now
Share

Course Code 10253-BIC-23

Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Construction Diploma Level 1 Bicton College Construction, PlantOps, Diggerdriver, Digger, JCB, CAT, MiniDigger, Swingshovel, 360, Plant, engineering2021
Cornwall College Career Dashboard

Why choose a career in Construction?

#thecareercollege

Site Agent

£ 

Average salary

Find our more about a career as a
Site Agent

General Builder

£ 

Average salary

Find our more about a career as a
General Builder

Site Foreman

£ 

Average salary

Find our more about a career as a
Site Foreman

Plumber and Gas Fitter

£ 

Average salary

Find our more about a career as a
Plumber and Gas Fitter