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Skills for Work
Campus
Cardonald
SCQF Level
4/5
Local Authority
Glasgow
Enquire now T: 0141 272 3681 E: schoolsliaison@glasgowclyde.ac.uk

Are you interested in working within the construction sector and currently studying at National 4 or above? Relevant jobs would be plumber, joiner, electrician, bricklayer, roof tiler, painter and decorator and plasterer – plus many more. Glasgow Clyde College will help you gain an insight into several of these important trades and make informed choices regarding a career in construction. This course will also provide you with the opportunity to develop employability skills and attitudes, which will help to prepare you for the workplace.

Qualification Breakdown

Skills for Work: Construction SCQF Level 4

  • Employability Skills
  • Half Brick Walling
  • Decorative Painting
  • Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery
  • Plumbing
  • Joinery Techniques
  • Roofing
  • Electrical

Skills for Work: Construction SCQF Level 5

  • Employability Skills
  • Bench Joinery
  • Decorative Painting
  • Half Brick Walling

SCQF Level 5

  • Health and Safety & CSCS Testing
  • Fab and Weld Engineering

Entry requirements

You must have:

  • An interest in working in the construction industry
  • Some aptitude for graphical forms of communication, as you will be required to read basic drawings
  • You are required to work independently and in a team
  • You are required to take part in an informal interview and skills test in college prior to selection

Attendance Pattern

Monday all day (9.30am to 4pm), Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (1.30pm to 4pm) and Friday (9.30am to 12pm). The duration of the course is August to May.

Progression Pathways

You might go on to 

  • A Modern Apprenticeship in construction (such as bricklaying) at craft or operative level. You would train on the job, on a building site or workshop, and off the job at a college or training centre. Apprenticeships usually last for three years.
  • A one year full-time course National Certificate (NC) or National Qualification (NQ), in a related area of study such as Construction Skills or Construction Crafts at college
  • Scottish Vocational Qualifications in the area of construction crafts
  • NPA in Construction National 5