Intro to Construction
Qualification SCQF Level 4
Study mode Full time
Duration 42 weeks
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Intro to Construction is an entry level course that will give you an opportunity to experience a variety of building trades such as Carpentry & Joinery, Painting & Decorating and Plasterwork. Intro to Construction provides you with the employability skills you will need to enter the Construction Industry. You will learn basic skills that will give you the knowledge to then apply for a higher-level course in a specific subject. We offer several of these further study courses at Edinburgh College.
This course is taught between Edinburgh College classrooms and our workshops where you will gain essential, hands-on and real-life experience of the construction trades.
You will be encouraged to gain a work placement with an employer within industry for the duration of this course. These opportunities will be supported by your College lecturers but are not mandatory. Practical work experience with an employer allows you to gain knowledge of the construction industry and will heighten your employability skills. This course will be taught at Edinburgh College’s Granton campus.
What you will learn
- Health & Safety
- Enterprise skills
- Tool skills
- Carpentry and Joinery
- Painting and Decorating
How the course is assessed
- You are continually assessed throughout the course
Number of days per week
- 18 Hours over 2 days at Granton Campus
- 18 Hours over 3 days at Midlothian Campus
- No formal entry requirements although must already be a school leaver summer 2024
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
- After completion of Intro to Construction you can apply to further education courses available at Edinburgh College
- Seek an apprenticeship within the industry
Funding & Fees
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