Construction and Engineering

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There are many levels of study available depending on whether you're just starting out or are currently working in a construction or engineering setting and want to increase your skillset

If you like to work hands-on, get satisfaction from a job well done and in a sector with lots of career options, these courses can help you get the knowledge and technical experience you need.

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Construction NPA

This course is very practical and lets you develop skills for the workplace as well as general construction practice awareness. You may also have the opportunity of a construction-related work placement during the course. Get a wide-ranging introduction to the following trades: Bricklaying, Painting and Decorating, Carpentry and Joinery, Plumbing, Plasterwork and Roof Tiling.

  • Where? Dunoon and Rothesay
  • Full-time or Part-time? Full-time
  • Want to find out more? Visit the course page
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Engineering Systems NC

This Engineering Systems NC programme provides knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of engineering studies including Mechanical and Electrical disciplines. The award is a vocational qualification designed to prepare the candidate for employment, career development and progression to higher level study.

  • Where? Lochgilphead at our specially built Construction, Engineering & Renewables Centre
  • Full-time or Part-time? Full-time
  • Want to find out more? Visit the course page
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Engineering Systems HNC

The HNC Engineering Systems will give you the required technical training to be a technician in design, research, development and service support activities in engineering, manufacturing and consultancy.

You may also be able to use the HNC as a spring-board into the second year of our engineering degrees, including: BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng (Hons) Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, or BEng (Hons) Energy Engineering.

  • Where? Lochgilphead at our specially built Construction, Engineering & Renewables Centre
  • Full-time or Part-time? Both available
  • Want to find out more? Visit the course page
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Wood Occupations SVQ3

Also known as SCQF level 6 Wood Occupations or PDA level 6 Carpentry and Joinery. This course provides apprentice joiners with specific trade training specified by CITB, the Construction Industry Training Board. You will learn a wide range of caprentry and joinery techniques and construction practices.

  • Where? Lochgilphead at our specially built Construction, Engineering & Renewables Centre
  • Full-time or Part-time? Block release
  • Want to find out more? Visit the course page
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Construction Management HNC

If you aspire to enter the construction industry at a supervisory level, this course will give you the knowledge and skills to achieve it. The construction industry is one of the most diverse and interesting fields to work in, with careers available including: architectural technology, construction management, quantity surveying and facility management

  • Where? Lochgilphead at our specially built Construction, Engineering & Renewables Centre
  • Full-time or Part-time? Both available
  • Want to find out more? Visit the course page
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