Skills for Work: Construction Crafts National 4 (SCQF level 4)

Skills for Work: Construction Crafts National 4 (SCQF level 4)

Qualification information

The finishing date for this qualification is 31/07/2020 

National 4 Skills for Work: Construction Crafts is an introductory qualification which develops the skills, knowledge and attitudes, needed for work in the construction industry. It is especially suitable for learners with an aptitude for, and an interest in, practical crafts work.

The Course provides an insight into several important construction trades (bricklaying, decorative painting, carpentry and joinery, and plumbing) and covers a variety of skills in trades-specific Units — helping learners to make informed choices regarding a career in construction.

Learners will also develop skills and attitudes that enhance employability, not just for the construction industry, but employment generally (eg setting goals, reflecting, and learning from experience).

At SCQF level 4, learners work alone or with others on straightforward tasks with support.

This qualification is available through schools and colleges.

Why study this qualification

The SfW Construction Crafts Course is experiential, practical and candidate centred. It is suitable for a wide range of learners including:

  • pupils in mainstream schools (S3 and above) or in other education establishments
  • adult learners who are seeking to enhance their employability and to develop introductory vocational skills in the construction sector
  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • learners in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • learners participating in 16+ programmes
  • college students wishing to develop their skills and knowledge in relation to construction crafts
  • trainees who are preparing to enter employment
  • individuals involved in voluntary activities

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre.

Employment and progression

Successful learners may progress to:

  • Scottish Vocational Qualifications in construction crafts
  • further education
  • training/employment

Qualification structure

Group Award code C218 74 (24 SCQF credit points)

The Skills for Work Course in Construction Crafts at SCQF level 4 consists of five mandatory Units and three optional Units from a choice of seven.

For further information on the structure and units of this qualification please refer to the Course Specification document.

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Qualification structure

Group Award code C218 74 (24 SCQF credit points)

The Skills for Work Course in Construction Crafts at SCQF level 4 consists of five mandatory Units and three optional Units from a choice of seven.

For further information on the structure and units of this qualification please refer to the Course Specification document.

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How to assess

Assessment is based on a range of practical workshop activities, supported by assessor observation checklists and candidate self-checking.

In the Employability Skills Unit, candidates carry out self-evaluation on a range of skills, review their progress, and identify action points. They will also demonstrate that they can put action points into practice.

Each Unit is supported by a National Assessment Bank (NAB) item which provides an assessment package and exemplifies the national standard.

There is no external assessment for this Course. Learners must successfully complete each Unit to achieve the Course.

Unit specifications provide detailed information on the Evidence Requirements for each Unit. The Unit Support Notes provide information on approaches to assessment for each Unit.

The Units are internally assessed by centres and externally verified by SQA.

Qualification Verification Summary Report

Qualification Verification Summary Reports were formerly known as Internal Assessment Reports.

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