Construction Crafts (National 4) Skills for Work

What is special about this course?

The course contains practical construction crafts units in five important construction trades. It is especially suitable for pupils with an aptitude for, and an interest in, practical crafts work. You will learn a variety of skills in the trade specific units. In addition, you will develop personal attributes that enhance employability, not just in the construction industry, but in employment generally.


In the mandatory section, the Employability Skills unit addresses a number of practical and employability skills, which can be practised and developed across all the units in the course. The other seven units cover specific construction crafts. These craft specific units are in trades with high levels of identified skill shortages.


This course has been designed to prepare you for applying for a career in the construction industry.

Entry requirements

This is a Skills for Work course that is open to Secondary 3 and 4 pupils.

In the mandatory section, the Employability Skills unit addresses a number of practical and employability skills which can be practised and developed across all the units in the course. The 7 crafts-specific units in the mandatory section cover specific construction crafts and these units are in trades with high levels of identified skill shortages.

How will I study my course?

  • Day release
  • Skills for Work

How long will my course last?


2 Years

Part time - Alternate Fridays over two years (18 sessions in year one and 12 sessions in year two)


Where can I study my course?

    Start date

    September

    Fees

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

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    This course may provide candidates with enhanced opportunities for progression onto an SVQ Level 3 construction trade qualification. For more information see the Construction section of the website.

    Is there more information available online?

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    Vocational pathways courses are offered through local schools early in February when a booklet is distributed to all secondary 2 pupils.

    Please contact your Pupil Support Teacher if you are interested.

     

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Shetland College UHI. Shetland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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