Construction FT NPA

What is special about this course?

This course is highly practical and enables the candidate to develop employability skills and general construction practice awareness while being introduced to the following trades:

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

This course will be delivered full time in our dedicated workshops in Dunoon, Campbeltown, Rothesay, and at the college's Construction, Engineering and Renewables Centre in Lochgilphead.

Suitable candidates may also have the opportunity of a construction-related work placement during the course.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a keen interest in pursuing a career in the construction industry. Previous completion of the Skills for Work Construction Crafts courses would be beneficial but is not essential.

Candidates will learn various techniques which may include:

  • Bricklaying: half brick walling :one brick walling:fundamentals of cavity walling; simple arch construction
  • Painting and Decorating :preparing and painting surfaces: colour practice: paperhanging
  • Carpentry and Joinery: site carpentry and joinery techniques: bench joinery : repair and maintenance; manufacturing joinery components
  • Plumbing: sanitary appliances : installing and connecting domestic plumbing
  • Plasterwork: plasterwork
  • Roof Tiling: plain roof tiling
  • Employability Skills
  • General Construction Practices
  • Numeracy

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Practical delivery takes place in the workshops in Dunoon, Campbeltown, Rothesay, and at the college's Construction, Engineering and Renewables Centre in Lochgilphead.

Where can I study my course?

    • Argyll College UHI
    • Campbeltown Hazelburn Learning Centre
    • Dunoon Learning Centre
    • Construction, Engineering and Renewables Centre
    • Rothesay Learning Centre

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more information on start date.


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

What can I do on completion of my course?

Successful candidates may progress to a range of opportunities in the construction industry including employment and Modern Apprenticeships in a range of trades.

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Apply for NPA Construction FT

I want to start in Sep 2019 or Jan 2020

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.