What is special about this course?
This course enables students to achieve an SVQ level 2 on site.
No formal qualifications are required but candidates should be experienced construction workers
Subjects include mandatory and optional trade related units and CITB Health and Safety Test
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
- Work based
You will be assessed at work and be supported by your SVQ assessor in other aspects of assessment.
How long will my course last?
Length – approximately 1 year on site.
Where can I study my course?
Further education tuition fees
If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.
Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.
Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.
If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course. Further information can be found at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-learning-accounts-ila
What can I do on completion of my course?
SVQ Level 4
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.