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Foundation Apprenticeship
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Local Authority
Glasgow, East Renfrewshire
SCQF Credit Points

This Carpentry and Joinery course will develop your practical skills and enable you to demonstrate your ability to complete common tasks within the construction industry. This course will help you gain an insight into the industry and will assist you to make informed choices regarding a career in construction.

The work-based challenge element of the course will give you the opportunity to complete a project with input from an external employer. You will be given a set goals and industry challenges to work towards.

This course will also provide you with the opportunity to develop Meta skills which will are transferable to any workplace. You will be required to work independently and collaboratively with others.

Qualification Breakdown

You will be studying a Foundation Apprenticeship in Construction at SCQF Level 5

  • Manufacture Joinery Components (F1KX 11)
  • Develop Site Joinery Skills (F1L3 11)
  • Develop Bench Joinery Skills (F1KN 11)
  • Work Based Challenge (J4E3 04)

 Course assessment:

Assessment for this course is on-going throughout the year and there is no end of course exam.

Entry requirements

You must have:

  • An interest in working in the construction industry
  • Have 3 passes at National 4, which should include maths and a technical subject
  • Some aptitude for graphical forms of communication, as you will be required to read basic drawings.

Attendance Pattern

You will attend college on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 13:30 - 16:00

Progression Pathways

On successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to be treated as an internal applicant. This means that should you wish to progress onto the next level you will not have to complete a formal application form.
You might go on to do:

  • NPA in Joinery SCQF 5
  • NC Built Environment
  • Pre apprentice electrician
  • Pre apprentice plumbing

The level you might enter would depend on the level and relevance of your other qualifications.

Employment Routes / Job Areas

A Modern Apprenticeship in construction such as bricklaying or joinery. You would train on the job, on a building site or workshop, and off the job at college. Apprenticeships usually last for four years

How to Apply

When you click on the Apply button you will be redirected to create an application account for your chosen Senior Phase course. 

  • Use a personal email address and ensure your password is something that you will remember. 
  • You will receive an email asking you to confirm your account.  This will  take you to the application form.   
  • you will receive a link to the application portal within each email you receive - please use this link to track your application 
Applications are Closed for this Course