Newstart - Construction and Engineering

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


This 19-week course is aimed at learners who want to experience a range of academic and vocational subjects whilst simultaneously improving their core skills. Learners will also attend workshops which will facilitate personal development. Personal learning plans provide support to learners when applying for future courses.

Core Skills sessions are a compulsory element of the course which is aimed at SCQF - level 4/5 and based at the Falkirk Campus. The construction and engineering path is for learners who are interested in vocational work in workshops and pursuing further study or apprenticeships as a joiner, painter, welder, bricklayer or engineer. Students on this course will have the opportunity to complete SQA units.

Course content includes:
Brickwork; Joinery; Painting and decorating; Plumbing; Oil and gas; Engineering.

Entry Requirements

Selection will be by interview.

Progression Routes

NQ Construction, NQ Construction Multitrades

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

6 months



SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy