PDQB Certificates & Syllabus

The PDQB also offers the following Certificates to Pipers, Pipe Band Drummers, Tutors and Teachers of Piping and Pipe Band Drumming:

PDQB Bass and Tenor Certificates

Certificates in Scottish Pipe Band Drumming (Bass and Tenor) at all levels involve both Theory and Performance (practical) examinations.  Candidates for the following qualifications must obtain a pass in both the Theory and Performance Units before the full qualification can be awarded. The Unit Specification for each qualifications sets out the required Learning Outcomes together with general guidance on how the qualification will be assessed.

The Unit Specifications are available to potential candidates for information and can be downloaded as follows:

PDQB Tenor Exercises

Click here to access exercise sheets for PDQB levels 2-6 

Click here to access the List of Symbols relating to the Visual Exercise Sheets for Tenor

Click here to access demonstration videos of the Visual Exercises relating to the Symbols on the Exercise Sheets.

Sample Examination Papers

A sample paper for the Theory Examination for each of the qualifications in the PDQB Bass and Tenor Syllabai can be accessed by the following links;

PDQB Level 2 Sample Theory Paper

PDQB Level 3 Sample Theory Paper

PDQB Level 4 Sample Theory Paper

PDQB Level 5 Sample Theory Paper

PDQB Level 6 Sample Theory Paper

PDQB Certificates – Piping

PDQB Certificates – Tutor

PDQB Certificates – Teacher