Ascentis Level 2 Award in Skills for Employment

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The Ascentis Level 2 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Skills for Employment in the Construction Industries provide the learner with an excellent introduction to the theory and practical skills needed to work in the construction industry in a variety of occupational areas to include joinery and plumbing. This will enable learners to make informed decisions on whether to progress with further training and employment within these areas.

  • Overview

    To gain a Level 2 Award, students need to complete 1 mandatory unit and 1 optional unit.

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  • Who is this course for?

    This qualification is aimed at students who have an interest in following a career within the construction industry and want to develop their work-related skills within this area
  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements but applicants must have a commitment to learning. You will be interviewed for your suitability.

    If you are under 19 and you do not already have English & Maths GCSE grades 9-4 or equivalent you will be required to undertake GCSE or Functional Skills alongside your main qualification.

  • Assessment Types

    Assessment is a combination of internal assessment and practical task-based assessment • There is an emphasis on practical skills through the demonstration and assessment of these skills
  • Units/Modules


    • Working Safely in the Construction Industry

    Plus 1 of the following Optional units for the Award:

    • Performing Carpentry and Joinery Operations
    • Performing Plumbing Operations
    • Performing Electrical Operations
    • Performing Trowel Operations
  • Benefits/Skills

    This course may be suitable for those students progressing from a Level 1 Construction course who need an intermediate course of study to prepare them for the next level.
  • Careers/Progression

    Opportunities include progression onto a higher-level specialist course in one of the areas or an apprenticeship.
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