Carpentry and Joinery: Modern Apprenticeship (SVQ3)


21 Aug 2023


14 Jun 2024

This course combines College training and on-site work experience. The College Professional Development Award (PDA) includes the following areas: Health and Safety, Access platforms, Workshop practice, Door construction, Ground and upper floors, Timber frames, Professional skills, Sustainable construction, and Core skills. The on-site work experience (SVQ) will require the student to record the types of work undertaken on-site, which will be entered into a portfolio of evidence.

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PDA/SVQ Level 3 Carpentry and Joinery at SCQF Level 5/6


2 years day release - 2 days per week, 36 weeks per year


Galashiels campus

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Entry requirements

This course requires employed apprenticeship status. For further information and to apply please contact Department of Enterprise & Business Innovation (DEBI), Business Skills Advisors. T: 01450 361030, email:

Progression opportunities

On completion of this course, the student will be eligible for entry into Carpentry and Joinery: Advanced Craft or HNC/D Construction/Construction Management or other professional training.


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