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Introduction to Carpentry and Joinery - Entry Level


This four-week part-time evening course is designed to help adults aged 19 and over learn, develop, and practice the skills needed for employment and/or career progression in carpentry and joinery. The course is conducted in small, supportive groups and is both fun and engaging.

Start dates and fees

Start date(s)

  • Please refer to the table below.


  • 5.00-8.00pm (Monday and Tuesday)


  • FREE
    • Aged 19 or over (on August 31 2024) and living in eligible postcodes 
    • Earning below £25,000
    • Unemployed and in receipt of qualifying benefits
    • Employed and in receipt of qualifying benefits but take-home pay (disregarding benefits) is less than £892 a month (sole adult) or £1,437 a month (joint benefit)
    • Economically inactive (learners who are not working and in receipt of benefits).
  • £75 - if you do not fall into the above criteria.
Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
over 19
23/09/20242274A101£75.00** EApply
04/11/20242274A102£75.00** EApply
09/12/20242274A103£75.00** EApply
27/01/20252274A104£75.00** EApply
10/03/20252274A105£75.00** EApply
28/04/20252274A106£75.00** EApply
02/06/20252274A107£75.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our fees for adult learners page for more information.

What will I study?

You will:

  • Carry out carpentry and joinery activities
  • Use hand held planes and chisels
  • Produce basic woodworking joints and frames.

Entry requirements

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

How long is the course?

4 weeks.

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.

What can I progress onto?

Career opportunities

How do I apply?

Apply online

Next steps

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