The greatest buildings throughout history were created by people who were passionate about construction. If you want to help build something that lasts, then an apprenticeship in construction could be what you’re looking for. Learn how to work with materials like timber and be part of an industry that is shaping the future of Scotland.
This construction apprenticeship is ideal for practical people. You’ll have the chance to create something from the ground up. Whether it’s painting, stonemasonry or bricklaying, you can develop your building skills.
In terms of jobs, Scotland’s construction industry has plenty of opportunities. The specialist engineer skills you develop will come in handy for your job search. Become a bricklayer and help to develop a new hospital or school. Learn how to work with stone and create artistic statues as a sculptor.
You’ll gain a qualification at SCQF level 5 or level 6 in construction.
For SCQF level 5 you’ll study one of the following topics:
For SCQF level 6 you’ll study either:
Both qualifications involve work experience.
To achieve your qualification, you’ll be assessed on your work. You’ll learn how to:
You’ll also develop core skills that can help you find a construction role, including:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as painter or construction supervisor.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you plenty of options. Carry on your studies with a relevant construction qualification or go into full-time work.
Further education: Continue your education by studying for a construction degree at university. Your experience will support your application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a job in construction. These could include:
Although there are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship, it’s good to have an interest in the construction industry.
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.