Construction Multi-skills (NOCN Level 1)

Course Duration

3 academic terms | £60pp per session

Session Times

09:30am – 11:30am | 12:30pm – 2:30pm


BTEC Firsts Construction and the Built Environment. Our cohorts for this course start in September, in January and again in April (in correspondence with school term dates).

This course is aimed at Year 8, 9, 10 & 11s.

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Sessions can be once a week. We can accommodate single students or block bookings from schools, APs, CIC and Trusts. The maximum number of pupils per group is 6. This course is aimed at Year 8, 9, 10 & 11s.

This course is purely practical based, this means that your tasks will be hands-on giving you a good understanding of the principles of construction.

Candidates are assessed throughout the course through written, verbal and video evidence (subject to the student’s/schools’/APs’/Trusts’ permission).

The following are examples of what the assessments are based around:


  • ½ brick walls, Cavity walls, Solid walls, T-junctions, Blockwork walls, basic decorative features.

Carpentry and Joinery

  • Skirting and architraves, floor joists, flooring, door lining, hanging a door, window frames, fixed truss, units, and worktops.

Painting and Decorating

  • Preparing surfaces, applying foundation and plain papers, painting doors/walls/ceilings/features/timber surfaces, producing standard decorative finishes.


  • Apply plaster to a range of backgrounds, form sand and cement screeds, prepare and fix plasterboard, apply render to a solid surface, Produce components from moulds.


  • Decorative features, internal and external angles, openings, obstacles, patterns.

During this course, you will study the following two NOCN units:

  • Health and Safety and Welfare in Construction (includes hazards, risks, accidents & more)
  • Developing Practical Skills (includes tooling, materials & practical sessions)