Construction Site Operative for Employed

Gain the skills, knowledge and certification required to progress in your career as a Construction Site Operative.

The course is aimed at new entrants or more experienced Site Operatives who want to progress in their careers. The course will provide existing employees with proper recognition of their skills, which will increase their career opportunities, as well as providing them with additional competency in a range of subjects.


NOCN CSkills Awards Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (603/2371/1)

• Principles of risk assessment for maintaining and improving health and safety at work.

• Importance of safe manual handling in the workplace.

• Importance of working safely at height in the workplace.

• Importance of working around plant and equipment safely.

Practical skills:

• Basic bricklaying skills; suitable for building chambers and raising ironwork.

• Preparation of areas to receive paving / block paving.

• Safe use of wacker plate.

• Block paving skills.

• Safe use of cut off saw including abrasive wheels.

• Mixing and placing concrete and reinforced concrete.

Practical assessment:

NOCN Site Right Certificate: Safe use of cut off saws including abrasive wheels

*Please note, participants must bring safety shoes.

Progression routes:

• Career as a Site Operative

• Progression to supervisory roles

• Progression to a trade or craft

• Various specialisms such a plant operator or ground worker

Upon completion of the course, participants will have the opportunity of a job interview with an employer with a view to successful candidates gaining employment.

Skills Connect


Date: TBC

Duration: Five days Delivery will take place 9am – 5pm on Fridays for five weeks.

How will I learn:
Classroom learning assessed via an exam. Programme will be delivered face to face and taught via a combination of interactive lessons in class and practical skills within a workshop setting.



Skills Connect offers FREE training courses to all adults across West Yorkshire. Skills Connect is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority through Gainshare and is part of the LEP’s Futuregoals brand.



Must be aged 19 or over on the course start date. Employed, Self-Employed and Unemployed participants are eligible. Please note: Participants who are ‘Economically Inactive’ are not eligible for this project. Must have the right to legally reside and work in the UK and live in in West Yorkshire. Participants cannot be in full time education or on an apprenticeship at the time of joining. Must not have undertaken a Skills Connect course in the past (an individual can only receive funding for one course).

Wakefield College

Wakefield College

Wakefield College is a large, general further education college based on two campuses in central Wakefield and Castleford. The college aims to promote social mobility and improve life chances by providing education and training opportunities for all. The college works with a range of local partners to contribute to the wider prosperity, economy and regeneration of the area. The college has a silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework for higher education provision and QAA inspectors recognised good practice in…

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