Construction Vocaational Taster

Construction Vocational Taster

The Construction Vocational Taster contains modules in: general construction operations, bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorative finishing, health and safety in the construction sector, and careers in the construction sector.

Vocational Tasters offer learners an introduction to a range of employment sectors. Ideal for learners following an alternative progression route, these courses help learners to make progress towards their personal learning and career aims.

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Who is it for?

Young people of all abilities, mainly aged between 14 and 19. 

Vocational Tasters are multi-level, meaning that the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level.

Facts and Figures

  • Flexible, multi-level programme

  • Internally moderated

  • Accredits 10-60 hours of activity


Learners must present evidence of their activities in an organised portfolio or e-portfolio.

This will contain:

  • Record of challenges completed, with supporting evidence for each challenge

  • Recording documents, showing how learners have planned and reviewed their activities

  • Summary of achievement, highlighting skills development

  • Personal statement

Course Content

This vocational taster contains six modules, corresponding to different aspects of construction:

  • General construction operations

  • Bricklaying

  • Carpentry and joinery

  • Painting and decorative finishing

  • Health and safety in the construction sector

  • Careers in the construction sector