Carpentry and Joinery Advanced Craft: PDA

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Block Release

1 Academic Year - 11 x 1 week

Start date
Aug 2024
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Course overview

This Course is a stand-alone qualification that will enhance your theoretical and practical skill for anyone that has completed Professional Development Award Level 6 and SVQ level 3 in Carpentry and Joinery.

This Professional Development Award Level 7 in Carpentry and Joinery is for those who wish to enhance their skills achieved in level 6 as this award is offered here as a stand-alone certificate.

You'll spend 11 weeks at college generally one blocks and a 2-week block for stair construction, you will learn the advanced craft carpentry and joinery skills. You will be able to transfer your practical skills on the job as a tradesperson. You'll spend the remainder of the year with your employer gaining essential industry experience.

These Classes are held in both fully equipped workshops and classrooms.

What you will learn

The programme consists of the following units:

  • Construction Technical Communication Skills
  • High Class finishing’s
  • Complex roof Construction
  • Specialist Doors
  • New and Sustainable Building technologies
  • Windows and screens
  • Site Measuring and setting out
  • Complex Timber stairs with tapered treads

Entry requirements

Aimed at craft apprentices who have gained SVQ level 3 within the relevant craft

Entry to this course will depend on successful performance at interview

Currently in full time employment within the construction industry to undertake this course.

For this course, if English is not your first language

  • you need to have SQA ESOL Higher (or equivalent)
  • If you do not have a formal ESOL qualification but your language skills meet this level, you should apply for your course and then contact our Admissions team to organise an internal language assessment  here at the College.

Future prospects

At SCQF Level 7, the PDA provides increased articulation and opportunities for progression to Higher National Certificate Awards and enhances employment opportunities within the construction industry.

HNC Construction Management

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