Employability Programme in Construction (EPIC) SQA Level 5

What is special about this course?

This programme has been developed as a direct result of industry demand with the backing of local construction companies.  It will help you to become ‘work ready’ through completing a Certificate of Work Readiness. You will also have the opportunity to gain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme card which can provide you with industry accreditation.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have one of the following entry requirements:

  • Progressing students
  • Successful completion of Access to Construction and Engineering and bridging maths
  • Satisfactory interview
  • School leavers
  • Three National 4 qualifications
  • SFW Construction would also be an advantage
  • Mature students
  • Relevant post school education and training 

 

The programme will cover essential aspects of workshop practice and hand skills such as:

  • Carpentry and Joinery 
  • Concreting 
  • Rood Slating and Tiling 
  • Decorative Paining and Finishes 
  • Employability and Enterprise Award
  • Employability and Behavioral Skills
  • Health and Safety in a Construction Environments
  • Information Technology
  • Work Placement

 

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

The course will be delivered entirely on a face-to-face basis for all theoretical and practical units.  The programme will be delivered in a practical setting which replicates an industrial environment in the College’s Construction workshops.  In semester two of the academic session, students will undertake a work placement (190 hours).


How long will my course last?


One Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date

September

Fees

For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Higher Level course and Civil Engineering
  • Enhanced career prospects as a modern apprenticeship or in full time employment

Students will receive a full tradesman's quality tool-kit at the start of the course that can be kept upon successful completion of the course. Full PPE kit included.

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