Carpentry and Joinery (with PDA year 2) SVQ3

What is special about this course?

Studying within the structure of a Modern Apprenticeship, the course is a combination of work-based and college training.  It provides the dual benefit of gaining a nationally recognised qualification while being paid as you work.

Entry requirements

Selection is made by ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council for Construction.

You should therefore apply first of all to ConstructionSkills, Marr House, Beechwood Park, Inverness, IV2 3JJ. Telephone: 01463-222893, or visit the website

All trainees must first be allocated a placement.


On-the-job training, then experience of the many different types of joinery while at college.

Instruction in the safe use of machines and power tools, construction drawing, calculations, communication skills and construction-related sciences. 

How will I study my course?

  • Block release

How long will my course last?

4 Years

Full time work placement with the following study time:

  • 19 weeks in year one
  • 11 weeks in year two
  • 1 week in year three
  • 1 week in year four

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date

September - June


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Advanced Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery
  • Employment in the Construction industry

Is there more information available online?

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