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Introduction to Carpentry and Joinery - Entry Level


Our course is aimed at facilitating candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Carpentry & Joinery.

Start dates and fees

Start date(s)

  • 12/09/22
  • 10/10/22
  • 28/11/22
  • 23/01/23
  • 06/03/23
  • 17/04/23
  • 22/05/23


  • 5-8pm


  • If you are 19+ and unemployed and receiving the relevant benefit – the course is FREE
  • If you are 19+ and not receiving benefits, but are earning less than £18,525, the course will cost £75.00
  • If you are 19+ and earning above £18,525, the course will cost £195.00.

What will I study?

You will be:

  • Carrying out Carpentry activities
  • Carrying out Joinery Activities
  • Using hand held planes and chisels
  • Producing basic woodworking joints
  • Producing a basic woodworking frame

Entry requirements

  • This course is only available to learners aged 19+.
  • No previous experience or skills are required.

How long is the course?

The course will take 4 weeks, for a total of 21 hours and you will study in the evening.

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessment.

What does the course lead to?

Completing this course could lead to working in a junior role in carpentry and joinery within construction or as a maintenance professional, either employed or self-employed. 

Large employers include local council maintenance departments and schools.


How do I apply?

Call our enquiries line free on 0808 100 3626.

Next steps

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