Bricklaying (PDA)

UHI Moray


Main campus


The PDA in Bricklaying provides further development of competences which you will already have achieved through the SVQ programme. It gives invaluable practical experience and knowledge should you aspire to other professions in construction outside the role of a developed craftsperson, such as supervision and management.

Completion of your PDA will also give you the opportunity to progress to an HNC which will further develop your hand skills and more specialised and traditional craft skills.

Modules may include:

Arch construction; Architectural and features work; Architectural landscaping; Circular walls on plan and elevation; Communication at level 7; External corners and piers in reconstituted stone; Facing blockwork and glass block panels; Installation of domestic heat appliances; Introduction to the construction industry at level 7; Setting out and levelling; Steps in brick and concrete; Surrounds and firebacks; Underpinning and shoring in alteration repair work.

Entry Requirements

Contact college

Progression Routes

HNC Construction or employment in the construction industry.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (block release)

Course Length

10 weeks


Energy, Engineering and Construction

Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

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