Construction Crafts (Thursday Afternoon) @ SCQF Level 4


If you are interested in a career in the construction industry then this is the course for you, this is an exciting opportunity to take that first step to a career that is both satisfying and rewarding. The predominantly practical-based course provides an insight into several important construction trades (bricklaying, decorative painting, carpentry and joinery, and plumbing) and covers a variety of skills in trades specific Units — helping learners to make informed choices regarding a career in construction. Learners will also develop skills and attitudes that enhance employability, not just for the construction industry, but employment generally (e.g setting goals, reflecting, and learning from experience, time-keeping).

Course code





3 hours per week on the College campus

Entry Requirements

No formal academic qualifications are required however applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to work at SCQF level 4.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

There are no requirements for an interview for this course, but you should have a basic knowledge and an interest in the construction industry with a view to potentially looking to have a career within it if you would like to join this course.

Course Content

Content will include employability plus 3 trades at the discretion of the College: -

  • Brick Walling
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Plumbing
  • Plastering
  • Employability Skills

Course content is subject to change


Continual practical assessment.


Automatic entry will be granted to any College Academy candidate looking to enroll on a full-time construction course for the next academic year providing that you have displayed the appropriate level of commitment, attitude, and passion to progress with a career in the construction industry and you are able to meet the entry criteria.

Career Prospects

This course in construction can be the start of many career paths from apprenticeship to craft operative (joiner, plumber, painter, etc) to site manager to the architect.

Additional funding information


Course Contact Details

Michelle Hodgson email

Selling Points

46% of all current 1st year Dumfries and Galloway construction apprentices have previously studied a construction-related course within the college highlighting both the fantastic opportunity for progression to apprenticeship and how employers are looking for apprentices who have prior construction knowledge and skills.