Build the future of Scotland’s cities by studying an apprenticeship in construction. The industry is ideal for practical people who want to learn specialist skills, such as building estimation and site survey. You’ll have the chance to create something from scratch and join one of Scotland’s most versatile sectors.  

This apprenticeship helps you develop a variety of skills. Learn how to build roads and create a safer environment for commuters. Help to construct a hospital so more people can get the treatment they need. You’ll learn how to work with different materials such as stone and concrete. This could help you build a structure that stands the test of time. 

A construction apprenticeship can give you the skills to work in different jobs. Whether you’d like to become a civil engineer or work as a roofer in a residential environment, there are plenty of opportunities in the construction sector.  

What's the qualification?

You’ll gain a qualification in construction at SCQF level 6 or 7.   

For both qualifications, you’ll study one of the following topics:   

  • Construction Contracting Operations: Surveying 
  • Construction Contracting Operations: Site Technical Support 
  • Construction Contracting Operations: Estimating 
  • Built Environment Design 
  • Occupational Work Supervision   

Both qualifications involve work experience in a dynamic industry.  

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:   

  • Survey construction sites 
  • Work with construction equipment  
  • Carry out industry safety practices 
  • Create lasting bonds with co-workers  
  • Develop knowledge of the construction industry   

You’ll also develop the following core skills:   

  • Problem-solving 
  • Team work 
  • Communication  
  • Time management   

These transferable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as civil engineering and road maintenance.  

Where could it take me?

This Modern Apprenticeship gives you plenty of optionsYou could study for more qualifications or find a construction job.  

Further education: Carry on your education by studying for a BSC in civil engineering. Your experience will support your university application.   

Straight to work: Use your knowledge to find a construction role. The industry is diverse and there are several job examples listed below:  

  • Civil engineer  
  • Construction supervisor  
  • Surveyor  
  • Roofer  
  • Masonry worker  
  • Construction manager 

Entry requirements

Although there are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship, it’s helpful to have an interest in the construction sector.  


This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12-24 months to complete.  

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