Introduction to Construction Industry
East Ayrshire Schools
This course is for school pupils only
Tuesday and Thursday 2pm to 4pm
This course lasts 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 while gaining an insight into what the construction industry has to offer. Taking this course could be the start of a career which may allow you to become a Modern Apprentice.
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 and joinery, painting and decorating, and plumbing. In addition you will develop an awareness of health and safety and attitudes that enhance employability within construction, engineering, and other industries.
You will study four City and Guilds Construction Units at SCQF Level 4 in bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, and plumbing. (Please note these units may be subject to change).
WHAT DO I NEED
There are no formal entrance requirements. You will be interviewed and you need to show that you want to learn new skills, have a real interest in the area and that you are committed to consistent and full attendance throughout the course. You need a positive attitude with a desire to succeed.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED
Whilst in the workshop you will build practical models which are assessed. Lecturers will provide guidance and support at all times.
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
- National Progression Award in construction in a chosen trade
- Modern Apprenticeship
WHAT DO CURRENT STUDENS 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.”