Construction (Carpentry and Joinery) NPA

What is special about this course?

This course provides craft vocational training in the carpentry and joinery trade. Successful applicants will follow the same attendance programme as the industrial apprentices.  The National Progression Award (NPA) is a vocational qualification designed to prepare people for employment, for career development or for progression to further study

Entry requirements

You will be invited to discuss your application with us and must be able to demonstrate the academic ability to work at SCQF Level 3, also known as Access 3.  You will be asked to attend an interview and undertake an aptitude test.

National Progression Award in Carpentry and Joinery includes:

  • Bench joinery skills;
  • Manufacture of joinery components;
  • Carpentry and joinery skills;
  • Carpentry and joinery repair and maintenance skills

In this course, you will also study five Core Skills, including communication, ICT and numeracy, which can help you to gain the essential skills required for life, learning and employment.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face; practical hands on

How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date



Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

You may progress to SVQ Level 3 on successful completion of your course and gain relevant employment.  This course can lead to NC Built Environment

On successful completion of your NPA course, you can apply for employment as an apprentice in your chosen trade.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.