Steps to Work Introduction to Construction Industry (Level 4)
South Ayrshire schools
This course is for school pupils only
Tuesday and Thursday
2:00 - 4:00
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.
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 Steps to Work Award at SCQF Level 4. Construction areas studied will include -
- Painting & Decorating
- Carpentry & Joinery
Please note that these units may be subject to change.
What are the entry requirements?
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.
What should I expect?
You will carry out a range of practical activities for the subjects listed above, which will be delivered within the college's construction workshops.
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