Introduction to
Construction Crafts SCQF Level 4

A course for those who wish to gain experience in the various construction trades prior to securing employment, often as an apprentice.


Why take this course?

On this course you will receive an introduction to bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, and painting and decorating – giving you the basic skills needed to get started in the construction industry.

What you will experience

You will learn about painting techniques, half brick walling, angled halving joints and more!

You will also learn about the construction industry as a whole, and the importance of health and safety.

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Key facts

Mode of study

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but applicants will be asked to complete an aptitude test and take part in an interview as part of the application process.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course(s) at North East Scotland College:


The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.