Construction Course Options

Construction Course Options

Smart Meter Installation (awaiting decision for Sector-Based Work Academy status)

Course outline

18 week course, 5 days per week.
Applicants will work between College attendance completing core qualification units for the Level 2 Diploma in Smart Metering (Duel Fuel) and working on placement with a recognised energy sector employer to complete a portfolio required to gain the full qualification.

6 weeks on the gas course in College followed by 5 weeks on work placement with an employer + 1 week’s assessment

You will work between College attendance completing core qualification units for the Level 2 Diploma in Smart Metering (Dual Fuel) and working on placement with a recognised energy sector employer to complete a portfolio required to gain the full qualification.

Core units
• Working Safely in the Energy and Utilities Sector
• Working Practices in the Energy and Utilities Sector
• Using & Communicating Technical Information
• Delivering Customer Service When Working within the Energy and Utilities Sector
• Install & Commission Communication Systems for Smart Meters

Gas units
• Applied Practices and Principles for Installing Low Pressure Natural Gas Smart Meters up to U6 only
• Prepare, Install & Commission Low Pressure Natural Gas Smart Meter and Regulator up to 6.0m3/hr
• Low Pressure Gas Smart Meter Tightness Testing & Direct Purging

Power units
• Install Single Phase Meter and Associated Equipment
• Change Single Phase Meter and Associated Equipment

Progression to employment within the energy sector installing and exchanging domestic gas and electric meters

Entry requirements
National 4 / Standard grade English/Maths
Must successfully pass a colour vision assessment
Successfully pass a PVG check
BPEC test
At the completion of the course, applicants must have a full current UK driving licence.

PDA Timber Frame Erection units (SCQF level 5) – from Spring 2018 (awaiting Sector-Based Work Academy status)

6 weeks (5 days per week) learning the skills in a workshop environment
32 hours per week

Course outline

Conform to productive work practices
Move, handle or store resources
CSCS Safety awareness
Erect timber walls and floors

Progression to SVQ (Modern Apprenticeship in timber frame erection)

The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Carpentry and Joinery (Construction): Timber Frame Erection at SCQF level 5 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their area of work and expertise.

This qualification covers areas such as general workplace health, safety and welfare, productive work practices and erecting timber roof and wall and floor structures.

This qualification has been designed by the Construction Skills Sector Skills Council to ensure relevance to the sector and includes a Structural Timber Association Award.

SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards. SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that National Occupational Standards (NOS) are relevant to the current and future needs of Scottish industries.

This qualification is available through employers and training providers.

The College currently works with a number of employers looking to recruit qualified applicants.

Entry requirements

Basic communication, numeracy and literacy (National 4)
Must demonstrate application
Age: minimum 18

Introduction to Estimating

New course coming soon pending more details from accredited body

Format likely to be 1 day per week for 6 weeks.

Progression to HNC Building Management; Building Surveying or Quantity Surveying

Short options are also available with qualifications required by employers. Dates and location to be confirmed.

CSCS Health and Safety: 1 day; BPEC Working with Heights: 2 days; First Aid: 1 day or 3 days;

Speak to our advisor on other options on offer

PDCOS; Banksman; Slinging and Signaling; forklift/counterbalance; basic lead welding, essential electrics, hard landscaping etc.

Also available for those with relevant industry experience: Solar Thermal Domestic Hot Water, Heat Pumps, Biomass Heating, Gas Safe Register update