Construction Student Laying Bricks In Workshop
Skills for Work
SCQF Level
Local Authority
East Renfrewshire
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Are you interested in working within the construction sector and currently studying at National 4 or above? Relevant jobs would be a 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 the important trades and make informed choices regarding a career in construction. The 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 5

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

SCQF Level 5

  • Health and Safety & CSCS Testing

Entry requirements

You must have

  • 3 passes at National 4, which should include Maths and English


Attendance Pattern

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 1.30pm to 4pm 

The duration of the course is August to April

Progression Pathways

You might go on to do:

  • 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) course, in a related area of study such as Construction Skills or Construction Crafts at a college of further education
  • Scottish Vocational Qualifications in the area of construction crafts
  • NPA in Construction National 5