Construction Student Laying Roof Tiles
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2019
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)

Applications open January 2020

This course provides an introduction to safety, practical woodwork, fabrication and wet trade skills required for jobs in construction.

What will I learn?

  • Introduction to Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery
  • Bench Joinery Skills
  • Half Brick Walling (Cardonald Campus only)
  • Wall and Floor Tiling (Cardonald Campus only)
  • Construction Safety Practice
  • Paperhanging (Anniesland Campus only)
  • Preparing and Painting Surfaces (Anniesland Campus only)


  • Site visits 
  • CSC testing 
  • CITB Standard Learning Testing 
  • CV assistance by SDS advisors
  • Work experience opportunities are available for suitable candidates.

Employer and industry links

The college has regular visits from CITB and construction companies in particular Morrison Construction and Ashleigh Builders regarding work experience and potential apprenticeship places.

Jobs and further study

  • Craft apprenticeship in a construction trade
  • NC Built Environment (for those studying at Cardonald Campus) (if you have a suitable internal reference)
  • You will have the potential to progress to jobs in the construction industry.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Craft and Design or a relevant practical subject such as Skills for Work, Woodwork or Practical Craft Skills at National 4 or Standard Grade at General level 
  • Maths and English at National 4 or Standard Grade at General Level are desirable
  • Successful performance in a skills test
  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Entry requirements equivalency table

  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

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?

When you apply

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and we will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • You will be invited to carry out a skills test
  • Skills test will assess your ability to follow instruction, use hand tools correctly and demonstrate how to work appropriately in construction workshop
  • Skills tests will take place from March onwards.


You will be informed of the outcome by email in June. There are four possible outcomes:

  • unconditional offer: your place is guaranteed on return of your acceptance
  • conditional offer: your place is secured once you meet the conditions set
  • waiting list: the course is full and you have been placed on a waiting list. If any place become available you may be contacted.
  • unsuccessful: you have not met the entry criteria or did not achieve necessary level at the skills test. Our Student Advice Centre can be contacted to discuss alternative options.

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 our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further details, such as start date, joining instructions, and funding.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094