Bricklaying PDA

UCAS code 94K2
Information line 0845 272 3600*

What is special about this course?

The PDA in Bricklaying will provide further development of competences which the student has already achieved through the SVQ programme. It will provide you with invaluable practical experience and knowledge to candidates 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 Advanced Certificate which will further develop your hand skills and more specialised and traditional craft skills.

Special features

The course will equip you with an increased knowledge and understanding of the construction industryYou will also advance your craft skills On successful completion you will have increased flexibility and options if you wish to progress into supervision, management or technician areas.

Entry requirements

For information on entry requirements of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

Year 1 - PDA

  • External Corners and Piers in Reconstituted Stone
  • Architectural and Features Work
  • Underpinning and Shoring in Alteration Repair Work
  • Steps in Brick and Concrete
  • Arch Construction
  • Circular Walls on Plan and Elevation
  • Setting Out and Levelling
  • Installation of Domestic Heat Appliances
  • Surrounds and Firebacks
  • Architectural Landscaping
  • Facing Blockwork and Glass Block Panels
  • Introduction to the Construction Industry at Level 7
  • Communication at Level 7

How will I study my course?

  • Block release

You will attend college on a block release basis.

How long will my course last?

  • Block release: 10 weeks

Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • Please contact your local college for relevant start date.


 For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.


External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of this course you may seek employment within the Construction Industry.  

Can I progress into further study?

Further study may include Advanced Certificate in Construction and Practice course or HNC Construction Management.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Bricklaying PDA

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2018 or Aug/Sep 2018 or Jan/Feb 2019

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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