Gateway to Trade Skills (Construction)

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. 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

Two passes at National 3 or equivalent, preferably in English and Maths.

All applicants will require a satisfactory interview which includes 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

    Arbroath Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Construction Crafts

  • 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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