Construction Craft National 5

What is special about this course?

This hands on course will enable you to develop employability skills and gain general construction practice awareness. You’ll be given a broad introduction to the made construction trades, so that you can gain an idea of which trade you may wish to specialise in.

Entry requirements

It is expected that you will be working at SCQF level 4 and above for English, Mathematics and other related technical and graphical subjects.

  • Bricklaying
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Plumbing
  • Roof Tiling

How will I study my course?

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

    How long will my course last?

    1 Adademic Year

    Where can I study my course?

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

    Start date

    In most schools this course will start in June.


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

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    The course may provide progression to a vocational SVQ pathway or to a construction programme or modern Apprenticeship in joinery, roofing, painting, plumbing or brickwork.

    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 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.