Construction Skills Level 5 NQ

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, Painting and Decorating.  Craft skills will be completed and assessed within a workshop environment. You will research job roles and responsibilities within the construction sector, as well as other professions such as architects, project managers, building engineers and surveyors. 
You will learn to plan and manage your workload, produce a plan and generate a range of evidence which will be assessed on an ongoing basis as you work towards completing a project.


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. You must be 16 or over on the course start date.

This course will take you from beginner to being ready for an apprenticeship and will allow you to try various aspects of the construction with a view to further study or training.

The course consists of the following units:

  • Understanding Industry
  • Health & Safety in the Construction Industry
  • Personal Development: Self and Work
  • Carpentry & Bench Joinery: An Introduction
  • Painting & Decorating: An Introduction
  • Plasterwork: An Introduction
  • Brickwork: An Introduction
  • Construction: ICT
  • Develop Site Joinery Skills
  • Manufacture Joinery Components
  • Carpentry& Joinery: An Introduction
  • Construction Occupation Practices: An introduction
  • Numeracy
  • Appreciation of Access Platforms
  • Develop Bench Joinery Skills
  • Carpentry & Joinery: repair & maintenance
  • Employment & Behavioural Skills
  • Meta Skills
  • Guidance


All PPE and equipment will be provided 

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

All face to face and very practical, mostly workshop but some classroom delivery too.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

The course will run for approximately 3 days per week 

Where can I study my course?

    • Campbeltown Hazelburn Learning Centre

Start date



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

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course will enable you to identify which area of trades you wish to focus on for your next steps.

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