Carpentry and Joinery SVQ

What is special about this course?

Learn while you work with Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). Modern apprenticeships in Scotland are available for people who are aged over 16 and in employment. With on-the-job training and regular meetings in the workplace you can gain a recognised qualification without studying full-time.  Funding for MAs can be gained from Skills Development Scotland.

This programme is for those already working in the construction industry.  Students will be working towards the PDA Carpentry and Joinery.

Entry requirements

You must be in relevant employment and we will undertake a construction skills test and interview.

To apply for this course - you must contact the Managing Agent, below: 

Training Advisor
CITB 4 Fountain Avenue
IV2 3JJ  

Tel: 0344 994 8800

Contents include units such as: install second fixing components; erect timber frames (internal and external); ground and upper floor construction; woodworking and power tools; pitched roof construction and the construction skills health and safety test.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Block release

How long will my course last?

2 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Perth

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 be able to join PDA Carpentry and Joinery - SCQF Level 7.  This will enable you to add to your construction industry skillset, resulting in more employment opportunities.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Carpentry and Joinery SVQ

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College UHI 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.

To apply for this course, please contact the Managing Agent: or 0344 994 8800