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  • Start date:   August 2021
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5


Please be aware this course is now full. You may still apply and if a space becomes available we will contact you. Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email if you wish to speak to a member of staff.

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This course is for those who want to pursue a career in the construction industry. It develops your skills and knowledge in various disciplines within the construction industry. You have the chance to learn from industry experts, with opportunities for site visits and work experience. You will develop practical skills in a workshop environment.

Read about Dean Anderson's West Lothian College experience here

  • What the course includes

    The course includes:

    • Practical subjects such as decorative painting, roofing, wall and floor tiling, carpentry and joinery
    • Emphasis on project work: design, plan and manufacture
    • 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 can learn the skills needed for whatever construction route you choose to go down.

Entry requirements

  • Successfully passed Introduction to Construction Skills or Preparation for Construction or;
  • Have theory and practical experience at level 5 (practical woodworking or craft skills); maths level 5 and communication level 5
  • Those without the above qualifications but with 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

    Education: next level of study, such as pre-apprenticeship carpentry and joinery.

    Employment: 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, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.