PDA Carpentry and Joinery - Arbroath Campus, 02 Sep 2024

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


Dundee and Angus College, Arbroath
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This course is available on the Dundee and Angus College website.



Arbroath Campus

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.

About Dundee and Angus College

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Dundee and Angus College is a further education college in the Tayside region of Scotland. Created in 2013, the college is a merger of Angus College and Dundee College.

Whatever your age or background, Dundee and Angus College offer a wide range of courses all designed to help improve your future study and employment prospects.

The college aims to provide all of their learners with the very best learning experience in an atmosphere of respect and support. They endeavour to help you succeed in your course, and progress in your chosen career.

Dundee and Angus College is for learners at all stages of their learning journey; if you’ve just left school or need to re-train or learn a new skill in later life, their courses and services are designed to support you.

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