Carpentry and Joinery SCQF Level 6 SVQ

What is special about this course?

This is the college element of a Modern Apprenticeship, which is an approved route to becoming a qualified tradesperson.

As you will be required to employed by a contractor your time will be split between college and work site.

Entry requirements

Entry is arranged through The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) or the Vocational Team at UHI Shetland. 

You will learn a wide range of practical skills in joinery and carpentry. Construction theory and health and safety requirements are also covered comprehensively in the course.

How will I study my course?

  • Block release

You will study through a combination of traditional taught classes and practical demonstrations.

How long will my course last?

2 or 4 Years

SVQ Level 3 / PDA Level 6

Block release from employment

Where can I study my course?

    • Lerwick Campus
    • Work Based

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.


Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

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

For more information see the funding page. 



What can I do on completion of my course?

Academic: You can progress on to our Advanced Carpentry and Joinery course.

Employment/Career: This course is ideal if you are interested in training to be a tradesman in the construction sector.

Former students have: Started their own carpentry business.

Is there more information available online?

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"Taking you from the basics right through to the advanced course - you will work with hand tools, power tools and machinery, learning everything from scratch. From basic joints to components including windows and stairs" - David White, lecturer.

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