Built Environment: College Certificate SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

There is always a need for skilled tradespeople in building and construction.  This full time course is an ideal way of gaining an overall understanding of the Construction sector in general and has been designed to develop your competencies in brickwork and joinery.  You will study a range of subjects preparing you for further study, employment or an apprenticeship.  This course is recognised by local employers as a pre-apprenticeship course.

This course will enable you to gain valuable practical skills in a range of subjects, e.g., Joinery, Brickwork, Plumbing and Electrical Installation. This will allow you to apply for Apprenticeships in local and national construction companies.

Special features:

  • You will study at the technology centre at our Linkwood campus
  • You will study core skills as part of the course
  • This course will prepare you for an apprenticeship

Entry requirements

Three National 4s, one of which must be Maths


satisfactory attainment of any SCQF Level 4 course. 

Applications are encouraged from mature students who do not possess formal qualifications but have appropriate understanding and skills to meet the academic demands of the course.

Course content includes:

  • Conform to General Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Construction Occupation Practices: An Introduction
  • Develop Bench Joinery Skills
  • Manufacture Joinery Products
  • Develop Constructional Carpentry Skills
  • Half Brick Walling: An Introduction
  • One Brick Walling: An Introduction
  • Fundamentals of Cavity Walling
  • Employability and Behavioural Skills
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Communication
  • Numeracy


You will need to purchase appropriate safety footwear, a retractable tape measure and/or a 1 metre fourfold rule. Other essential PPE will be supplied.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face-to-face teaching with practical sessions.


How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you will have the skills to help you gain an apprenticeship or find employment within the construction industry.

Is there more information available online?

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"This course has helped me get a job as an apprectice joiner with a local company". R Forsyth

This course is a pre-apprenticeship course to help students gain employment in the construction industry.

Apply for Built Environment: College Certificate SCQF Level 5

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray 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.