• Trades

    Introduction to Construction Industry (Level 4) (units only)

  • Eligible Schools

    South Ayrshire schools

    This course is for school pupils only

  • Location/Day/Time

    Ayr Campus

    Tuesday and Thursday 2pm to 4pm

    Duration: 1 year

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for all young people interested in a career within the construction industry. This entrance level course will enable you to develop good basic hand skills whilst gaining an insight into what our industry has to offer. Taking this course could be the start of a career which may allow you to become a Modern Apprentice which is a paid job with the pay increasing whilst you train.

Students joining this course will attend college two afternoons each week for one year. During the course, opportunities and information will be provided by the lead industry bodies advising you on how to become an employed Modern Apprentice. If you can give a commitment to attend and give your best this course is achievable and will support progression to multiple opportunities within industry or college. Have a look at these websites:

CITB Apprenticeships

Become a Plumber

What is the course about?

The course gives you the opportunity to gain skills in a variety of trades-specific areas such as Bricklaying, Carpentry & Joinery, Painting & Decorating and Plumbing. In addition, you will develop awareness of health and safety and attitudes that enhance employability within the construction industry, or other sectors. This course consists of a mixture of SQA Construction Units at SCQF Level 4 in:

  • Bricklaying
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Plumbing
  • Carpentry & Joinery

Please note that these units may be subject to change.

What do I need?

There are no formal entrance requirements.

How will I be assessed?

Whilst in the workshop you will build practical models which are assessed. Lecturers will always provide guidance and support.

Next Steps

There are a variety of possible progression routes at the end of this course:

  • A full-time Construction course at SCQF Level 4 or 5
  • Modern Apprenticeship

What do current students say?

“I enjoyed this course as its mainly ‘hands-on’ practical work that we do, I have enjoyed learning about all the different trades but I particularly liked the Painting & Decorating and basic Plumbing skills, I have really enjoyed it.”

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