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Diploma in Groundworks – Level 2

The Diploma in Groundworks is a level 2 qualification that is delivered at the Hudson Building Campus.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Construction - Brickwork
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Broomfield Hall

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Course Information for Students

The course is a practical based program, with an element of theory work, covering all aspects of essential building site operations. Due to the nature of this industry, most of the practical work is delivered outside, regardless of the weather conditions. In addition, there is the chance of gaining some real on-site work experience with one of our academy employers.

Minimum of a Grade 3 in English and maths and able to achieve Entry level 3 on the BKSB screening assessment, conducted by the college during an interview session.

This course consists of both practical and theory training, covering the Groundwork operations of a construction site. This will include work in relation to: Foundations, Drainage, Roadworks, Brickwork and many other aspects of this construction trade.

You will learn onsite.

A full set of PPE is required consisting of boots and a Hi vis jacket.

Assessment are conducted by a range of multi choice, paper-based questions. In addition, there are 2 online exams and a work book of practical assessments to complete. All assessments are graded from Pass, Merit and Distinction. Tutorial support is available throughout.

Progression onto an Apprenticeship or further study in a Brickwork discipline.

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Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Elementary Construction Occupations


Elementary Construction Occupations

Construction and Building Trades n.e.c.


Construction and Building Trades n.e.c.

Mobile Machine Drivers and Operatives n.e.c.


Mobile Machine Drivers and Operatives n.e.c.

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:45 pm