Construction and Engineering SFW


A young female carpenter looks to camera from her drill in a factory workshop. She is wearing ear defenders and safety goggles and drilling into a shelving unit that she is making. In the background a male co-worker is lining up his work before getting started on his cutting.

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The course focuses on the basic tools and materials associated with construction and engineering at a beginner’s level, and the range of career paths in these industries. You will learn how to use basic tools and materials and learn construction and engineering terminology and develop your employability in these industries. You will manufacture an item using the skills you have developed with construction and engineering materials.


Level SFW Level 3

Delivery Face to Face


Location Construction Workshop Fort William

Duration 1 Year


Course content...


The course includes three units, the first two are practical units in construction and engineering.  In these units you will learn basic craft skills, as well as generic skills related to confidence, technical communication, materials and measurement. In the third unit, employability skills in construction and engineering, includes maintaining a tidy workplace, following instructions and seeking advice, showing health and safety awareness and checking your own work

What next...

You could progress from this course to National 4 courses and SCQF level 4 units in Construction or Engineering, Scottish Vocational Qualifications in Construction and Engineering areas and further education, training or employment.


Entry requirements...

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.