NPA Construction: Carpentry and Joinery SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

Designed to prepare you for employment as an apprentice in Carpentry & Joinery, this NPA introduces you to: 

  • general workplace health, safety and welfare 
  • productive work practices
  • joinery skills and theory
  • appreciation of access platforms and equipment 

This course also includes core skills elements supporting your development in employability and behavioural skills, communications, numeracy, and IT.
Special Features:

  • You will study at our Linkwood Technology Centre campus 
  • You will study core skills as part of the course
  • This course will prepare you for an apprenticeship

There may be a possibility of work placements towards the end of the course.

Entry requirements

  • 3 National 4s (including a maths related subject) OR
  • Completion of Foundation Apprenticeship level 4 Construction course OR
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Health and Safety in a construction environment
  • Appreciation of Access Platforms and Equipment 
  • Construction Occupation Practices: An Introduction 
  • Efficient Construction Practices: An Introduction 
  • Employability and Behavioural Skills 
  • Construction: Information and Communication Technology 
  • Single Lap Roof Tiling: An Introduction 
  • Carpentry & Joinery: An Introduction
  • Wall and Floor Tiling: An Introduction
  • Place and Finish Non-Specialist Concrete
  • Develop Bench Joinery Skills 
  • Manufacture Joinery Components
  • Develop Constructional Carpentry Skills
  • Develop Site Joinery Skills
  • Construction numeracy
  • Communication


You will be required to purchase safety boots and boiler suit (approximately £50). If you are eligible for a bursary these costs will be covered.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

This is a practical based course with face-to-face practical classes on campus supplemented with our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray
    • Technology Centre

Start date



The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.
Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you may:

  • Apply for a Modern Apprenticeship in Carpentry & Joinery in the construction industry


  • Progress onto a SCQF Level 6 course in Built Environment

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