Construction: Multi Trade

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus, Stranraer Campus


This course will provide you with the skills and attitudes that may ultimately help you in achieving progression to becoming an apprentice in a Construction craft trade like carpentry and joinery, bricklaying, plumbing, plastering and painting & decorating. As well as learning mainly practical skills and a small amount of theory you will also learn other necessary transferable essential skills that employers value such as health and safety, working with others, problem-solving, basic numeracy, communications, and Information Communications Technology (ICT).

You will gain skills, knowledge and an understanding of basic construction techniques and get an insight into the working environment in which a construction employee might be expected to operate.

Entry Requirements

5 subjects at National 4, or 1 subject at National 5 and 3 at National 4 including English, Maths or a science subject. Interview and aptitude test.

Progression Routes

It would be hoped that the course would act as a stepping-stone into an SVQ 3 craft apprenticeship in any trade, employment within the industry at this stage would be necessary.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Construction and the Built Environment

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

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