The construction industry offers a broad range of opportunities to all. Whether you’re working on site or behind a drawing board, choosing construction means you will shape and build the world.
Construction covers a huge range of jobs, like:
The industry’s workforce is ageing and there is demand to fill the skills gap.
If you’re a practical thinker with a knack for technical processes, this industry could be your perfect match.
You’ll gain a Foundation Apprenticeship in Construction at either SCQF Level 4 or 5, which is the same level of learning as a National 4 or National 5.
Your National Progression Award will cover a variety of units and may include:
You will use the skills and knowledge you develop in your National Progression Award to successfully complete the work-based challenge unit. You will:
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop meta-skills. These skills are highly valued by employers. Meta-skills include:
These meta-skills are highly desirable for working in a range of other related jobs.
Your Foundation Apprenticeship gives you lots of options: it’s up to you where you go next.
You'll complete your Foundation Apprenticeship at school, alongside your other subjects. You'll spend time learning with a provider, such as a college, and with an employer on a practical work project. It'll give your career a head-start, and look great on your CV.
If you're in S3 to S6, you can do a Foundation Apprenticeship.
If you're interested in studying a Foundation Apprenticeship at level 4 or 5, speak to your guidance teacher or careers adviser to find out what's available in your school.