NQ Introduction to Construction Craft

This course delivered at the Alloa Campus, provides students with experience of a broad range of practical construction trade skills and aims to give individuals greater confidence in their own abilities and inform them about opportunities for progression within the Construction sector.

The course covers the following skills required within Construction trades:

  • Workshop Skills
  • Construction Materials
  • Health and Safety
  • The interpretation of Technical Drawings
  • Maths/Numeracy for Construction
  • Communication
  • Information Technology

Progression toward careers in a construction trade examples include:

  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Bricklaying
  • Painting and decorating
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Electrical
  • Renewables

  • All students who successfully complete this course will be guaranteed a place on a construction trade pre-apprenticeship course of their choice starting August 2024. 

  • You should have achieved, or be working towards, Nat 4 English and Nat 4 Maths or Nat 4 Numeracy
  • You should possess the motivation to work as part of a team
  • Applicants who meet the entry requirements will be invited to a selection event

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as: the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email student.applications@forthvalley.ac.uk


Alloa Campus



Start date

15 January 2024

SCQF Level

Level 4