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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   Schools - SCQF Level 4
  • Course Type:   Schools Course


Please be aware this course is now full. If you apply, you will receive a course full email and if place was to become available we would be in contact but we cannot guarantee this. Some courses still have availability- please check the website for update information on course availability.


This course is for S3 to S5 students keen to study the construction trade, and this Level 4 Foundation Apprenticeship is designed for all types of learners, across a range of abilities.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jun 2025

SCQF Level -  4

Mode –  Schools Course

Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Times: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Duration: 1 year

It offers learners a route to working directly with an employer via a project-based learning experience and enables them to develop both technical and meta-skills via a work-based project.

The project is co-designed and agreed by our partner employer and they make a structured and regular contribution to the programme. Learners develop technical and meta-skills based on work situations within the project and an understanding of the construction industry.

  • What the course includes

    The course introduces students to the construction industry and covers:

    • Carpentry and bench joinery
    • Painting and decorating
    • Roof tiling

    There’s the chance to gain SQA credits which will help you move into further study or work.

Why choose this course

You’ll find out about the construction industry and the skills involved in a variety of trades- you will also gain SQA credits.

Entry requirements

  • Working at SCQF Level 3 or above
  • Excellent school attendance record
  • Where this course leads

    Progression to the Preparation for Construction course at West Lothian College, other Level 4/5 programmes, and/or an apprenticeship in the construction industry.

Interview arrangements

We will invite you for an interview which consists of a practical group activity in the workshop and a short interview.

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