Construction (Foundation Apprenticeship) SCQF Level 4 One Year


18 Aug 2022


30 Mar 2023

The Foundation Apprenticeship will give you the chance to develop the skills and knowledge to enter a career in the construction industry. You will learn about the different construction trades and gain some practical skills in Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, and Painting & Decorating. This course provides real life experiences, work placements along with classroom and workshop activity.

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Typically, the course will run on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for a period of 27 weeksHours of learning.The hours are 2pm 4pm (times may vary depending on school).


Any transport requirements will be arranged by the Schools Transport Team at Scottish Borders Council.The training will take place at the school in the technical workshops

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Entry requirements

Demonstrate an interest in this area and a good attendance record at school

Progression opportunities

There are a number of career pathways that the Construction FA can lead to including:Bricklayer, Joiner, Painter and Decorator, Labourer, General building operative.MA Brickwork, Carpentry and Joinery, Painting and Decorating.HE HNC/HND in Construction or Construction Management. GA Construction and the Built Environment.

Course Content

Understanding industry Personal development: Self and work, Half Brick Walling, Carpentry and Joinery Techniques, Decorative Painting.SVQ units include Work Based Challenge Skills Unit (SCQF Level 4)To achieve your SVQ units, pupils are assessed as part of work placement


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