Construction Skills (City and Guilds)

Dumfries and Galloway College


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 and 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).


Units are delivered predominantly in practical sessions with a small amount of theory to underpin the knowledge and understanding you learn from practical sessions. Practical elements of this course cover:

Carpentry and joinery; brickwork; plumbing; plastering; painting and decorating; and roofing.

Entry Requirements

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

Progression Routes

Modern Apprenticeship

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Construction and the Built Environment

SCQF Level