Carpentry and Joinery (PDA)

UHI Moray


Main campus


The PDA in Carpentry and Joinery provides invaluable practical experience and knowledge to those who 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.

Core modules may include:
Complex pitched roof construction; Complex timber stair construction; Specialist doors; Sustainable technology; Technical communications; Workshop and site setting out.

Option modules may include:
Complex in-situ timber formwork; High class finishings; Purpose-made fitment construction; Windows and screens.

Entry Requirements

Contact institution

Progression Routes

HNC Construction Management

Start Date

September, January



Study Method

Part time (block release)

Course Length

1 year


Energy, Engineering and Construction

SCQF Level