A few days ago 3dbuzz.com (an awesome video tutorial site) ran a free 5 hour UDK class for beginners. It was very well done and covered lots of stuff.
In any case, I decided to pose a challenge for UDK beginners. The brief was simple:
Construct a simple level using the assets provided with UDK.
I also decided to do it myself; recently I've been really focused on creating assets, and not actual level design. It can't be a bad thing to come go back to basics as it were and throw some stuff together. Bellow is the floor plan with some notes.