PDA Carpentry and Joinery

Course Content

This course is designed to increase craft-specific knowledge and skills in Carpentry and Joinery.

Units of study 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.

Grants are available from CITB for employers, and information can be found here: Advanced Craft Certificate grant - CITB. CITB Grant Application: advanced-craft-application-oct-2023-ver1.xlsx

Entry Requirements

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 2 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.

Future Prospects

Successful completion of the course will enhance career advancement and employability within the construction industry; these skills align with industry demands and increase the likelihood of securing contracts from Historic Environment Scotland. Successful learners can progress to HNC Built Environment.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Day

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    04 Sep 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Construction Crafts

  • Course Fee


  • All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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