Skills for Work Construction Craft (National 5)
South Ayrshire Schools
This course is for school pupils only
Monday and Wednesday 2pm – 4pm
Duration: 1 year
This course is suitable for young people interested in a career within the Construction Industry. It is suitable for candidates that have achieved Construction Crafts Level 4 or have other relevant experience and qualifications. This course will enable you to develop good hand skills whilst gaining an insight into what our industry has to offer.
Engaging with 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 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 the industry or at college.
You will develop good hand skills and learn trades-specific units – Joinery, Brickwork and Painting & Decorating. In addition you will complete an Employability Skills unit which is designed to develop skills and attitudes that enhance employability, not just in the construction industry, but in employment generally.
Construction Crafts Level 4 or other relevant experience. Candidates will be interviewed on an individual basis, you need to demonstrate a desire to learn new skills with a commitment to attend and give your best..
Each trade specific unit runs for approximately 10 weeks. Assessments are practically based and aim to further develop your skills.
You have a choice of possible progression routes at the end of this course, for example a full time course at College working towards a National Progression Award in Construction or a Modern Apprenticeship.
“A really good course which challenged me, having experienced three trades I was able to pick my strongest and the one I most enjoyed, this informed my choice before applying to college for an NPA in Painting and Decorating. The college has great workshops in addition I used industry standard tools and equipment. I felt really prepared for the next step in my career”.