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  • Start date:   August 2021
  • Level of Qualification:   Schools - SCQF Level 4


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

Friday: 9:00am-4pm(TBC)
Duration: 1 year
SCQF Level: 4

  • Construction

    What the course include

    The course introduces students to the construction industry and covers:

    • Understanding of the Green Economy
    • Understanding about sustainability
    • Carpentry and bench joinery
    • Painting and decorating
    • Brickwork or 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 green economy and sustainability within the construction industry and the skills involved in a variety of trades, and gain SQA credits too.

Entry requirements

  • Working at SCQF level 3 or above
  • Excellent school attendance record


  • Where this course leads

    Progression to the Preparation for Construction course, other level 4/5 programme at college, 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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