What is special about this course?
The PDA in Carpentry and Joinery provides invaluable practical experience and knowledge to those who aspire to other professions in Construction outside the role of a developed craftsperson, such as supervision and management.
Completion of your PDA will also give you the opportunity to progress to an Advanced Certificate which will further develop your hand skills and more specialised and traditional craft skills.
- The PDA will equip you with an increased knowledge and understanding of the construction industry
- You will also advance your craft skills
- On completion you will have increased flexibility and options if you wish to progress into supervision, management or technician posts
- You will study part-time which means you can fit your studies around your work and family commitments
- This course builds on the competencies achieved through the SVQ programme
For information on entry requirements for this course please contact the UHI partner college where you wish to study.
Year 1 - PDA
Core modules may include:
- Complex Pitched Roof Construction
- Specialist Doors
- Complex Timber Stair Construction
- Workshop and Site Setting Out
- Sustainable Technology
- Technical Communications
Option modules may include:
- Windows and Screens
- High Class Finishings
- Complex In-Situ Timber Formwork
- Purpose-made Fitment Construction
How will I study my course?
- You will attend on a block-release basis
- You will study this course by block-release attending college for 10 weeks over a 1 year period
- For more details on how you will study this course, please contact the campus where you wish to study
How long will my course last?
- Part-time block-release : 10 weeks over a 1 year basis
Where can I study my course?
- Argyll College UHI
- Inverness College UHI
- Moray College UHI
- Orkney College UHI - No January start available
- Perth College UHI
- Shetland College UHI - No January start available
- Other start dates may be available in some locations. For information on other start dates, and how to apply for them, please contact the campus where you wish to study
For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.
What can I do on completion of my course?
On successful completion of the PDA Carpentry and Joinery you will be in the position to develop your career in the construction industry.
Can I progress into further study?
Further study options may include Advanced Certificate in Construction and Practice and HNC Construction Management.
Is there more information available online?
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