Joinery SCQF Level 5

This basic joinery course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and develop your skills to ensure DIY tasks can be completed competently throughout your home.


Why take this course?

Thinking of doing your own jobs around the home? This course will give you the opportunity to learn and practice how to fit mortise locks, fit skirting boards and hang doors correctly. The course is ideal for beginners, and will give you a detailed introduction to the tools and materials used in joinery. On completion of the course will have completed an SQA Unit, and may also have time to produce a small practical piece of project work.

What you will experience

There is a lot of hands-on practical work, where you can develop and refine your skills in producing a range of woodworking joints as well as manufacture a joinery component. The course can also help to build on any basic skills you might already have, by talking you through the use of power tools and how they can be used to improve efficiency.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

What you will need

Learners will be asked to provide their own overalls or a change of clothing and steel-toed footwear.

What you need to know

Next steps




Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Fraserburgh Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
6 February 2020 13 Weeks Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm £140.00
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Online bookings

If you would like to book your place online, please complete the relevant form by selecting the ‘Book Online’ button. This will then be passed to our Admissions team who will process your application.

Paper bookings

If you would prefer to submit a paper booking form, please return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.