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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   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 course is for those who want to pursue a career in the construction industry, predominantly within the Carpentry and Joinery discipline.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jun 2025

SCQF Level -  5

Mode –  Full time

Days: TBC
Times: TBC
Duration: 1 year

The course develops your skills and knowledge in the various activities found predominantly in the construction of domestic property as well as providing an understanding of the other disciplines found within the construction industry. You will develop practical skills in both workshop- based bench joinery as well as in a simulated site environment.

  • What the course includes

    The course includes: 

    • Practical subjects centred around the trade of carpentry and joinery 
    • Emphasis on project work: design, plan and manufacture both on an individual basis as well as a team basis for some of the projects 
    • Safety, communication, information technology, problem solving, team-working and numeracy 

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 will leave with a solid understanding of the construction industry and helping to decide the route you wish to achieve.

Working with our industry partners we can help support work placements and opportunities to engage with employers.

Entry requirements

  • Successfully passed a Level 4 Construction course previously OR have theory and practical experience at Level 5 (practical woodworking or craft skills)
  • Numeracy Level 5 and Communication Level 5

Those without the above qualifications, but have relevant life or work experience are encouraged to apply.

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

  • Where it leads

    This course can lead to a next level of study, such as pre-apprenticeship carpentry and joinery, or to employment- such as an apprenticeship in the construction industry.


Interview arrangements

Interview will involve a practical skills test and a group interview. Please bring with you copies of your previous qualifications. This is likely be to a phone or online interview

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.