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Heritage Skills and Technology NQ

(SCQF level 6)

Construction Crafts, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 1 year


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    This course is ideal if you're looking to pursue a career in the Construction Industry at a technical level.

    It's perfect if you:

    • Want to build your confidence in engaging in academic studies.
    • Have previously failed to achieve the results that demonstrate your full potential.
    • Are returning to learning after a break.

    Offering specially designed, nationally validated SQA units, the course is taught by staff with real experience in the industry and a proven track record of bringing out the best in students. It offers a mix of craft and technical units, combined with theoretical and practical learning in both classrooms and workshops.

    This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 6. For more information on the framework visit:

    Entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements

    • Two National 4 qualifications including English and Mathematics or a Science subject; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

    Additional selection requirements

    You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.

    ESOL entry requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

    What you study

    During this course you'll study a range of subjects relevant to the Construction Industry. Some of the units included are:

    • Construction Materials: An Introduction.
    • Principles of Conservation in the Built Heritage.
    • Stonemasonry: Random Rubble Walling with Block Backing.
    • Fundamentals of Wall Tiling.
    • Decorative Painting.
    • Block Walling: An Introduction.

    After the course


    This course prepares you for working in a variety of jobs, including:

    • Quantity Surveying Technician.
    • Building Control Technician.
    • Architectural Technician.
    • Building Technician.
    • Building Site Supervisor.
    • Construction Operative Trainee/Apprentice.

    Continuing Study

    Successful students will be eligible for direct entry to the NC Built Environment programme. In turn, this feeds into the first year of any of our four construction-related HND programmes:

    • Architectural Technology.
    • Building Surveying.
    • Construction Management.
    • Quantity Surveying.

    Successful students can also progress to other construction-related NC programmes at other colleges in Scotland.


    How the course is taught

    This course will be delivered through blended learning with demonstrations, lectures and practical activities.

    • Mode of Study:
    • Start Date:
      30th Aug 2021, 1 year
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome