NPA Construction Craft & Technical SCQF Level 4 National 4

What is special about this course?

This course is a blend of practical exercises and activities work where you will gain a range of practical hand skills through Carpentry and Joinery, Brickwork, Roof Tiling, Painting and Decorating.  Craft skills will be completed and assessed within a workshop environment or as part of a live project. In addition to the practical skills you will research other job roles and responsibilities within the construction sector, in particular to the Construction Technician profession such as architects, project managers, building engineers and surveyors.

The potential to help chose design and work on a live construction project is an exciting new concept which will assist you in deciding which Construction occupation could be for you. You will learn to monitor and review your own task management skills, produce a plan and generate a range of evidence which will be assessed on an ongoing basis as you work towards completing the project.

Entry requirements

Workshop based delivery for most of the practical training, supplemented with project development elsewhere. Classroom based research into construction occupations, and project planning and review.

There are 2 units designed to develop your industry awareness and self development, (Understanding Industry and Personal Development: Self and Work) which support the practical introductory units, chosen from a range including Carpentry and Bench Joinery, Brickwork, Roof Tiling, Painting and Decorating, Plasterwork and Basic Principles of Stone Masonry.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Skills for Work

Workshop based delivery for most of the practical training, supplemented with project development elsewhere. Classroom based research into construction occupations, and project planning and review.


How long will my course last?


1 Academic Year


Where can I study my course?

    • Arran Learning Centre
    • Campbeltown Hazelburn Learning Centre
    • Dunoon Learning Centre
    • Construction, Engineering and Renewables Centre
    • Rothesay Learning Centre

Start date

In most schools this course will start in June.

Fees

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

What can I do on completion of my course?

There are many trade craft occupations this could lead towards, including Carpentry and Joinery, Brickworks, Painting and Decorating etc, or lead towards Construction Technician roles within Architecture; Surveying; Management; Civil/Structural Engineering.

Is there more information available online?

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This course is part of our schools-link senior phase programme and is embedded in your option choices at school. If this course is offered by your school speak to your Guidance Teacher and request an application form.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Argyll College UHI. Argyll College 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.