PDA Carpentry and Joinery
This course is designed to increase craft-specific knowledge and skills in Carpentry and Joinery. Units of study within the programme include: Windows; Screens; High Class Finishings; Complex Timber Stair Construction; Specialist Doors; and New Sustainable Building Technologies. Learners will spend one year (day release) at college including one two-week block at the end of the programme to complete the geometrical staircase. The remainder of the year will be spent gaining the necessary industrial experience in employment.
Applicants are required to be employed as apprentices or tradespersons within the trade and to have previously completed a Professional Development Award Level 6 and SVQ Level 3 in Carpentry and Joinery.
Method of Assessment
Continual assessment both in practical and theory. End tests will be conducted at the end of each unit. All units within the course must be achieved.
Successful completion of the course will enhance employment opportunities in the construction industry. Successful learners can also progress to HNC Built Environment.