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.
Computer aided design (CAD); Computers numerically controlled machines (CNC); Laser cutters; Information Technology (IT); CNC machining.
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.
Courses at SCQF Level 5 or HNC Construction programmes.