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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 4
  • Course Type:   Short Full-time




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 construction course is for those thinking about a career in construction. It is an ideal course for school leavers to develop skills such as plumbing, decorative painting, carpentry and joinery. It includes classroom and workshop-based activities and supports students on to further study or employment. 

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jan 2025

SCQF Level -  4

Mode - Full Time

Days: TBC
Times: TBC
Duration: 18 weeks


Read about Alexander Curran's West Lothian College experience here

  • What the course includes

    You will develop skills and knowledge across various disciplines within the construction industry, including practical skills in a workshop environment. This will give you the a very good overall insight to some of the skills required across the construction sector 

Why choose this course

This course can help you progress into further study, an apprenticeship or employment within the construction industry. You will be taught by experts in the industry who specialise in a range of fields, meaning you can learn the skills needed for whatever construction route you choose to go down. 

Entry requirements

  • National 3 mathematics, English and a technical/science subject
  • Interest in construction and willingness to learn

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where this course leads

    National Progression Award (NPA) construction or plumbing, or any SCQF level 5 courses in engineering, construction and automotive at West Lothian College.

Interview arrangements

The interview involves a practical skills test and a group interview. You will need to bring copies of your previous qualifications on the day.

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.