NPA Construction Craft and Technician SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

NPA Construction Craft and Technician L4  provides a good knowledge many career paths in the construction industry. Traditional craft and technician units will help you experience a variety of practical skills and build wider awareness and understanding of professions in the sector. 

The course is delivered face-to-face over 4 days in semester 1, Monday - Thursday, 9am-5pm.

The course is made up of 2 mandatory units and a selection of optional units.

Mandatory units -

- Understanding industry

- Personal development - self and work 

How will I study my course?

    The programme will include face to face delivery, supported by the virtual learning environment.  Various teaching methods will be used including:- 

    • Workshops (practical) these help develop practical craft skills and dexterity as well as an awareness of Health and Safety and enhance communications skills.
    • Workshops (design and technical) – Case study scenarios will be used to investigate, research and solve problems in group and/or individual activities.
    • Tutorials we encourage debate to support teaching and learning.
    • Visiting speakers – selected for subject expertise and experience
    • Project based learningmuch of the programme will be framed around a series of projects to engage and interest learners. Working on these projects will be used to gather evidence of holistic assessment of the programme aims and unit outcomes.

    How long will my course last?

    18 Weeks

    This course starts in August and runs over 18 weeks in semester 1

    Where can I study my course?

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      Fee information for part time Further Education courses

      A Fee Waiver could be available to help with the payment of course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our Fee Waiver Policy to see if you are eligible.

      Scottish students

      Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 



      Part-time (per credit)



      Rest of UK and International students 

      Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 


      Part-time (per credit)


      Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

      Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.

      Additional costs

      You will be required to purchase PPE as part of this course (between £50 and £100). If you are eligible for a bursary these costs will be covered.

      What can I do on completion of my course?

      On successful completion, you can progress to NPA Construction Skills SCQF level 4, which is delivered in Semester 2 (January). 

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