Skills for construction
These five modules support the teaching of a range of Level 1 qualifications in construction and can be used as an introduction to the industry and its crafts. They do not supply a complete programme of learning. Instead, aspects of the training that place a particular demand on literacy, language and numeracy skills have been prioritised. Other sets of materials of interest include Entry to Employment, First Aid, Painting operations, Trowel operations, ICT and Health and Safety (including manual handling).
Interactive learning material is also available.
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Skills for construction Module 1: The construction industry
Skills for construction Module 1: The construction industry. In this module, learners explore some facts and figures about the construction industry. There is also some material on work processes, job roles and work-related language which will serve as an introduction to the rest of the materials.
Skills for construction Module 2: Health and safety
Skills for construction Module 2: Health and safety. In this module, learners focus on the importance of site safety and have opportunities to practise some strategies for reading and understanding a wide range of written and graphical information. Themes include signs and symbols, PPE, CSCS, risk assessment and accidents on site.
Skills for construction Module 3: Working skills for construction
Skills for construction Module 3: Working skills for construction. This module focuses on metric measures and the numeracy skills involved in accurate measurement and calculation. The module also includes some work on using plans and drawings, estimating, time calculation and mixing using ratio and proportion.
Skills for construction Module 4: Using materials and equipment
Skills for construction Module 4: Using materials and equipment. This module explores some aspects of reading specifications and drawings to identify the methods, materials and equipment needed for a job. It also looks at handling and storing a range of tools and equipment and reading product labels.
Skills for construction Module 5: Working with others
Skills for construction Module 5: Working with others. In this module, learners will practise a range of speaking and listening activities relating to general aspects of the work environment, including responding to telephone messages.
Skills for construction: Learning resources
Skills for construction: Learning resources. Assignments, a collection of authentic work-based source materials and a glossary of terms.
Skills for construction: Black and white masters
Skills for construction: Black and white masters. Monochrome masters of the colour material for ease of photocopying.
Skills for construction: Introduction and curriculum coverage
Skills for construction: Introduction. An introduction to the Materials for Embedded Learning, embedded learning methodologies, factors affecting learning, an introduction to the Skills for construction file and curriculum coverage grids.