Interested in a Career in Construction or Engineering?

Brickwork student working

Referral only: speak to your DWP work coach if interested

Are you interested in a career in Construction or Engineering?

Then come along to one of our 3 week taster courses you will learn new practical skills in our industry standard workshops.

Course includes one to one advice for the next steps for a career in this sector

For 2 days a week (Wednesday and Thursday), over three weeks, in our Springburn Campus, you will cover the following.

Brickwork student working

Wednesday am –  Practical Brickwork

Skills and knowledge that introduce you to brickwork and covers the following areas:

  • How to select and prepare bricks and mortar for different types of brickwork
  • How to lay bricks in stretcher pattern and bonds
  • How to use tools and equipment for bricklaying, such as trowel, level, plumb line, spirit level, jointer, hammer and chisel
  • How to build a basic wall
  • How to do pointing and finishing for brickwork

Wednesday pm – Practical Civil Engineering (Surveying/Materials)

Skills and knowledge that covers the following areas:

  • Introduction to Industry
  • Intro to Land Surveying – Using a level – set-up and measurements.
  • Materials & Testing – Design and make a batch of concrete, test and destructive test of a cube.

Thursday am – Practical Building Services (Pipework forming and jointing techniques)

Skills and knowledge that covers the following areas:

  • Bending and jointing low carbon steel pipe.
  • Bending and jointing copper pipe.
  • Hydronic testing of pipework
Mechanical Engineering student working with equipment and smiling

Thursday pm – Practical Mechanical Engineering (Workshop skills)

Skills and knowledge that covers the following areas:

  • Measurement techniques and tools
  • Using hand tools for metal shaping
  • Jointing and assembly methods of metals
  • Machining

Course Dates

The session times for all courses are are 9.00 am to 12.15 pm and 1.00 pm to 4.15 pm.

Learners should be at the campus for 9.00 am.

  Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
Course 1 21st & 22nd February 2024 28th & 29th February 2024 13th & 14th March 2024
Course 2 20th & 21st March 2024 27th & 28th March 2024 17th & 18th April 2024
Course 3 24th & 25th April 2024 1st & 2nd May 2024 8th & 9th May 2024
Course 4 15th & 16th May 2024 22nd & 23rd May 2024 29th & 30th May 2024


If interested please speak to your DWP work coach for a referral.