Classroom learning

Site Operatives – Unemployed

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Gain the skills, knowledge and certification required to become a construction Site Operative.

Course details

Course provider: Wakefield College 

Eligibility - you must be aged 19+ and live in West Yorkshire.

Industry: Engineering 

Start dates: 21 March 22, 6 June 22, 31 October 22, 9 January 23

Duration: The programme will run for 11 days over a period of 2 weeks & 1 day

Venue: Wakefield College, Castleford Campus


Course overview

Overview/summary of training

This course is aimed at individuals seeking a career in the construction industry as a Site Operative. The skills, knowledge and certification gained will provide them with the core competencies to work in this role and a foundation from which to build a successful career.

The course is also an excellent route for those looking to undertake a craft or trade but who first want to get an overview of the industry before committing.

City & Guilds (6219) L1 Award Construction Skills (601/0324/3)


  • Introduction to health & Safety
  • Constructing half brick walling
  • Constructing half brick return corners


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


Classroom learning assessed via an exam:

  • 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 & 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 & placing concrete & reinforced concrete


Practical assessment:

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