Construction Futures is the overall title for the City & Guilds Certificate in Basic Construction Skills. It is a pre-apprenticeship course that develops the underpinning knowledge needed for work in the building trade.

  • One year full-time

This course provides the ideal introduction to the construction industry and covers essential skills in a variety of construction trades. It is a mixture of practical and theoretical topics including:

  • Brickwork
  • Painting and decorating
  • Carpentry and joinery
  • General building
  • Health and safety
  • The Core Skills of ICT, numeracy and communication will be developed and certificated on this course

One of the following:

  • Two National 4s in English and Maths
  • Successful completion of the School College Partnership course Skills for Work: Construction Craft
  • (Fife schools only)
  • Certificate: Access to Construction with lecturer recommendation
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • National Progression Award: Construction SCQF Level 5
  • Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) in construction crafts
  • Training/employment
  • This entry level course is a great way to start a career in construction
  • You will be better informed about choices which you will need to make when considering a vocation in the construction industry
  • This course provides the underpinning knowledge required to continue Further Education in construction or seek an apprenticeship within the industry
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise