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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7
  • Course Type:   Part-time (Day release)


This course is for those who are already working as an Apprentice Joiner and wish to build on their skills and enhance their employment opportunities.

Classes are held in both fully equipped workshops and classrooms.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jun 2025

SCQF Level -  7

Mode –  Part time

Times: 9am - 6pm
Duration: 1 year

Cost: £1000

The aims of the Professional Development Award are to develop the advanced knowledge, understanding and skills of candidates working in the construction craft industry. An example of some of the units are:

  • Constructional technical communication skills
  • Complex timber stair construction
  • Complex pitched roof construction
  • Specialist doors
  • New and sustainable building technologies
  • Site measuring and setting out procedures
  • What the course includes

    You'll learn the practical skills and knowledge to help to support and develop and build on your existing skillset.

    Development of advanced knowledge and skills in Carpentry and Joinery, developing professional effectiveness in Construction Craft Industry.

    Application of candidate’s knowledge of new technologies and practices providing specialised carpentry & joinery studies which are directly relevant to the individual vocations which candidates are aspiring towards.

    Enabling candidates to make an immediate contribution in employment in the building industry. Underpinning practical Carpentry & Joinery experience in the workplace.

Why choose this course

There is a continual demand for skilled construction workers, particularly in skilled Carpentry and Joinery.

You'll gain skills and practical experience in our purpose-built on-campus industry standard workshops

Entry Requirements

  •  Must have completed year 2 of a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship OR
  • Have relevant industry experience

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    This course allows you to enhance your employment opportunities.

Interview Arrangements

An interview is required for this course. If you are offered an interview, full details will be sent to you by email.

Fees, Finance and Funding

Click here to find out more about funding for this course

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