Interested in construction but not sure which pathway will suit you best? The Construction Mutli Trades pathway is a perfect first step providing a taste of 3 core construction skills; Carpentry, Plumbing and Electrical Installation. You'll have an opportunity to discover the base skills needed across all pathways while exploring all three routes providing a firm foundation for a career in the construction industry whichever pathway you choose to specialise in.

Meet our students Ben Perrin

Ben Perrin

This was the best study option for me. Having a couple of great tutors working alongside us is definitely one of the biggest positives.


Meet our students Jack Ward

Jack Ward

The atmosphere at the open evening was inviting. The teachers have been the best help in aiding us to learn and I have enjoyed seeing how far I’ve come over the year.


  • Description

    Throughout the Construction Multi Trades programme you will develop hand-skills and learn key health and safety theory as well asbefore progressing to further studies in your chosen construction pathway.

    All aspects of the programme develop your practical skills and will enable you to demonstrate your ability to complete common tasks within the construction industry.

    You'll begin to understand how different elements of the trades industry work together while developing skills needed for:

    • Carpentry
    • Plumbing
    • Electrical Installation
  • Entry Requirements

    An interest in the construction and building technologies industry and a willingness to explore the base elements of all three construction pathways; Carpentry, Plumbing and Electrical Installation. Maths and English grades of at least a 2 are needed. For those with Maths and English grades lower than a 4, you will be supported to develop these grades alongside your Multi Trades study programme.

    An interest in the construction and building technologies industry and a willingness to explore the base elements of all three construction pathways; Carpentry, Plumbing and Electrical Installation. You should be comfortable with basic computer functions and applications including accessing the internet and word processing. Parts of your programme may be delivered using Microsoft Teams. Training for this application will be provided.

  • Qualification

    City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Construction Skills

  • Progression

    Progression options include the Transition Pathway for Building Services Engineering or Onsite Construction which will develop your skills further and prepare you for a T Level in your chosen occupational specialism (Carpentry and Joinery, Electrotechnical Installation or Plumbing).

  • Assessment

    Throughout this course, you will complete a range of practical, hands-on assessments in the workshop to build up your individual portfolio. You will also take some multiple choice exams covering Health and Safety, Construction Technology.

  • Home Study

    At times you will be required to take work home and learn, this will be directed by your teacher.

  • Work Placement

    There may be opportunity for a short work placement which may be organised and undertaken as part of your study programme.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    You may be required to purchase work wear such safety boots and trousers. Prices can be discussed at interview.

Code Start Fees*
MULTITRADE 242501 September 2024 Fee Information

Apply now

* Terms and conditions apply. The fees stated on this website are for guidance purposes only and should be checked before enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, fees shown are for tuition only, over one academic year. Where a course is longer than one academic year, the fees stated are for the first year, and the cost of the second or subsequent years will be discussed at interview. For details of fee remission for students over 19 click here. If you think you may be entitled to a concession or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us on 01635 845000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..