construction 3
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
22 Aug 2022
Qualification Type
Course Type
18 weeks (August to January)

Courses starting in August 2023 will open for applications on Monday 16th January 2023.

ESOL Transitions to Trades is a part-time course designed for non-native speakers of English aged between 16 – 23 who are interested in a career in construction and routes to apprenticeships.

This is an ideal taster programme.

What will I learn?

Please note: this is not an ESOL programme

  • SQA Level 4 / 5: Employability units
  • SQA Level 4 / 5: Personal development units
  • You will work towards SQA construction units

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • SQA ESOL Intermediate 1 (minimum of 2 units achieved) and IELTS 4.5
  • You should have an interest in working in the construction sector
  • You should be aged between 16-23
  • a successful interview
  • you will be required to provide evidence of current English level and you may be required to do an assessment to ensure you are offered a class at the correct level.

Entry requirement equivalency table

Employer and industry links

You will develop your knowledge of career paths and employment opportunities.

Jobs and further study

  • NPA Construction
  • Modern Apprenticeship in the construction sector

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:
Recruitment for this course is in two stages:

  • Stage 1: Information Session
  • Stage 2: Interview

Selection will be by meeting minimum entry requirements, attending an information session followed by an interview and assessment of qualifications plus evidence of residency.

The process will consist of an information session, interview and if required a skills test to ascertain English level. Proof of qualifications and residency must be supplied before an offer can be made.

Interviews will take place within 2 weeks of applying.

You will be informed of the outcome of the interview within 10 working days. You will be contacted by email unless you have informed the interviewer of another method you would like to be contacted by.

You will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email or letter if you have applied using a support service email address within two weeks of your interview.
Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.

If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information on Student Funding, Joining Instructions and Induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6064