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Level 2 Ascentis Diploma in Skills for Employment in the Construction Industries

Full Time

Course Overview

This 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

You will need four GCSEs at grade D/3 (preferably to include English, maths and a science) or successful 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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