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Introduction to Carpentry and Joinery - Entry Level


This 4 week part-time evening 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)

  • Week commencing – 29 April 2024 - Please note the end date for this course is 4th June 2024. 


  • 5-8pm (Monday and Tuesday)


  • FREE - aged 19+ and unemployed and receiving the relevant benefit.
  • FREE - aged 19+ and not receiving benefits, but are earning less than £20,319 (please bring evidence of one wage slip dated within 3 months)
  • £75 - if you do not fall into any of the above criteria.

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?

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.

Career opportunities

How do I apply?

Call our enquiries line free on 0808 100 3626.

Next steps

Apply for this course

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