Introduction to Digital Construction (Level 5)

Glasgow Clyde College


Cardonald Campus


The construction industry requires skilled traditional trades, such as joiners and bricklayers, and it also requires well-trained and qualified staff as technologists and technicians. This entry level course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding required for employment in both the traditional trades and at technician level in a dynamic and digital construction industry.

During the course you will learn a whole range of vital industry skills:

Practical skills and manufacture:
Construction and manufacture of common building elements; Painting and decorating; Carpentry and joinery; Bricklaying.

Understanding how domestic properties are designed and how a well-designed house must function; Traditional methods of construction; Modern methods of construction.

Underpinning knowledge and Problem solving:
Health and safety; Selection of materials for sustainable performance; Site surveying and setting out buildings.

Digital Technology:
Computer aided design (CAD); Computers numerically controlled machines (CNC); Laser cutters; Information Technology (IT); CNC machining.

Entry Requirements

National 4 English, Maths and a technological subject, or NQ Introduction to Skills in Construction, or NPA Construction, or equivalent qualification at SCQF Level 4. Interview.

Progression Routes

NPA Construction, NC Build Environment

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level