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 and has been designed to develop your skills in brickwork and joinery.  You will study a range of subjects preparing you for further study, employment or an apprenticeship with local employers. 

Special features:

  • You will study at our Linkwood Technology Centre campus
  • You will study core skills
  • This course will prepare you for an apprenticeship
     

Entry requirements

  • Three National 4s, one of which must be a Maths related subject OR
  •  A relevant SCQF Level 4 course.
  •  Applications are encouraged from prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above

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
  • Communication
  • Numeracy

Equipment

You will need to purchase PPE materials for this course of approx. £80 including safety footwear, workwear, glasses, work gloves, a retractable tape measure and/or a 1 metre fourfold rule. Other essential PPE will be supplied. If you qualify for a bursary these costs will be covered.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

This is a practical based course delivered face-to-face on campus.

 

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date

August

Fees

Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application.

If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information

Course fees 2022/23* Scotland Rest of UK International
Further Education - Full time (SVQs and NQs) £1,740 £6,960 £6,960
Further Education - Part time (SVQs and NQs - per single credit unit) £88 £352 £352

*The fees for 2023-24 have not yet been confirmed.

Funding

Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

Additional costs

Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application. If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver. If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees. Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course, you will have gained valuable skills in a range of subjects, e.g., joinery, brickwork, plumbing and electrical installation to help you gain an apprenticeship or find employment in local and national construction companies.

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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.

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