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Level 2 Ascentis Diploma in Multi-Trades

Full Time

Course Overview

This one-year course will give you an overview of various maintenance operations in the three key areas of landscaping, construction and building services. You will gain work-related skills within the construction industry and get an insight into the core activities within your chosen occupational area.

The Ascentis Level 2 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Skills for employment in the Construction Industry provide learners with an overview of various maintenance operations, in the 3 key areas of Landscaping, Construction and Building Services. The qualifications are skills-based with an emphasis on the practical skills needed for a range of repair jobs.

The aims of the qualifications are:

  • To prepare learners for further training or employment within their chosen occupational area/s 
  • To give learners an insight into the core activities within their chosen occupational area/s, in order that an informed decision can be made on future career choices

Course Content

Compulsory Units

  • Health and Safety
  • Safe Use of Access Equipment
  • Health, safety and Welfare

Group A (2 units)

  • Performing trowel operations
  • Performing carpentry and joinery operations
  • Performing painting and decorating operations
  • Performing electrical operations 
  • Performing flooring operations 
  • Performing tiling operations 
  • Performing plastering operations 
  • Performing dry lining operations

Group B (2 units)

  • Introduction to conservation in heritage construction
  • Working in the construction industry 
  • Construction design and planning 
  • Construction methods and techniques 
  • Modern methods of construction 
  • Maintenance of modern buildings 
  • Impact and use of buildings

Entry Requirement

  • Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably to include English and maths, or completion of our Future Pathways course.


Written Assessments

Practical assessments

One exam for unit 1 Health and Safety

Where does this course lead to

It allows candidates to progress to Level two Construction Craft specific qualifications or into the Work place / industry or an Apprenticeship.

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Course Outline

Course Code: AF58
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 09/09/2019
Duration: 1 Year
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