National Progression Award: Construction Skills

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About...

This course will develop your practical skills and increase your knowledge of the construction industry through project-based learning. You will learn about careers in the built environment (construction technician) or construction craft sectors and gain knowledge and understanding of the skills needed.

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Level SCQF 5

Delivery Face-to-Face | Friday, 9am to 3.30pm

 

Location Inverness Campus

Duration 1 Year

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The course aims to: 

  • Inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the built environment or construction crafts sectors.
  • Give learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the built environment and construction crafts sectors. Broad knowledge and skills that should be developed as learners undertake the qualification are:
    (a) Study skills, including basic processes, materials and terminology.
    (b) The ability to define and solve problems.
    (c) Ability to be flexible while working alone or co-operatively with others.
    (d) Oral, written and graphical skills.
    (e) Practical craft skills and dexterity.
    (f) Numerical and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills.
  • Support progression to a more specialised SCQF level 6 academic or vocational qualification.
  • Give learners the potential opportunity in due course, to enter employment within a wide range of entry-level job roles across the built environment or construction crafts sectors.
  • Develop construction craft skills to enable completion of a range of practical construction activities.
  • Identify and take account of some of the consequences directly relating to sustainability.
  • Develop a basic awareness of the construction industry in terms of work sectors, careers and types of buildings found in built environments in the UK.
  • Use, with guidance, given stages of construction affecting health and safety, construction materials and carry out construction methods.
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Entry requirements

One pass at National 4.