Gateway to Trade Skills (Building)

Course Content

Learners will develop a range of skills that will enhance employability; focus; teamwork; communication; confidence; and aptitude in their chosen vocational skill area.

Construction: Find out about the different types of jobs available within the construction industry; relevant health and safety requirements;materials; tools & trade practices including painting & decorating; and joinery and brickwork.

Engineering: Gain a range of practical engineering skills.

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

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements although applicants need to clearly identify which of the trade skills they wish to focus on. All applicants will be interviewed.

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

    21 Sep 2020

  • 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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