Construction Pre Apprenticeship

What is special about this course?

The Construction Pre Apprenticeship programme is designed for those who wish to pursue a career within the construction industry. It will allow you to develop a range of construction skills and industry recognised qualifications at SCQF Level 5, which will benefit you when applying for a construction based apprenticeship.

Unlike other pre apprenticeship programmes, this course focuses on three main aspects of construction: bricklaying, joinery, and painting and decorating. 

As part of the course, you will have the opportunity to put your skills into practice and help choose, design and work on a live construction project.

With a significant skills shortage in the industry, there is high demand for people with construction skills. 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however students should have an interest in the practical aspects of the construction industry and be working at National 4 level. 

  • One Brick Walling: An Introduction 
  • Develop Bench Joinery Skills 
  • Develop Site Joinery Skills 
  • Decorative Painting
  • Construction Project

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Workshop based delivery for most of the practical training, with some classroom based learning too.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Lochgilphead Learning Centre
    • Construction, Engineering and Renewables Centre

Start date

Late August 


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

When you've successfully completed this course, you can move on to study at a higher level such as: 

  • Construction Management HNC
  • Construction Modern Apprenticeship 

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2023/24

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Argyll. UHI Argyll operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.