Gateway to Trade Skills (Building Services)

Course Content

Learners will develop various skills to enhance employability, focus, teamwork, communication, confidence, and aptitude in their chosen vocational skill area.

Construction: Learn about the different types of jobs available within the construction industry, relevant health and safety requirements, materials, tools, and trade practices, including painting and decorating, joinery, and brickwork. This will also include an element of online learning.

Building: Find out about plumbing and electrical practices, including health and safety, principles of electrical science, electrical installation of wiring systems, hot and cold water plumbing systems, fuel systems and drainage work.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, although applicants need to clearly identify which of the trade skills they wish to focus on. All applicants will require a satisfactory interview, which may include a diagnostic test.

Method of Assessment

A mixture of closed-book individual assessments, reports, practical work (both individual and group) as appropriate to the module.

Future Prospects

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to progress onto a full-time course at SCQF level 4/5 in the relevant trade skill area.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Building Services & Built Environment

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page.

Recruitment is now for Reserve List places only – please contact us if you wish to discuss.

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