Introduction To Construction - Full Time
Who is this course aimed at?
Individuals who wish to gain employment in the construction industry at craft/apprenticeship level. Many students starting out on their construction training through this course have gone on to achieve recognition for their high standard of work gaining awards such as Best Young Painter & Decorator in Scotland, Best Advanced Craft Student and Gold Medal in the Skillbuild Competition to name but a few!
What entry requirements will I need?
There are no specific entry requirements for this course, although you must show a keen interest in the construction industry. Each applicant will have to attend an interview and selection will be based on successful completion of a graded test and the tutor’s judgement of your suitability for the programme.
How and where will I study?
The course is very hands-on operating in a site-like environment, within the College, where all the latest tools of the trade will be available to you. Core skills, essential to all of today’s employers, will also be studied to ensure successful progression.
What will I study on this course?
The great thing about this course is that you get to try out the three trade areas of painting & decorating, joinery and brickwork before you decide which area to specialise in. You will study for, and work towards, a National Progression Award by the end of your course in your chosen subject area. You will also be offered the opportunity to take the Construction Skills selection exercise which is an essential part of working towards gaining an apprenticeship in the industry. Experience shows that employers are more likely to take on someone from the course rather than those with no practical experience of the construction industry.
Job and progression routes?
Apprenticeship through Construction Skills to SVQ Level 3 or progression on to National Certificate in Building or Certificate in Building Maintenance. With further study, qualified tradesperson in Painting & Decorating, Brickwork, Roof, Slating and Tiling and Carpentry and Joinery.