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Carpentry and Joinery Study Programme

  • Subject Area: Carpentry & Joinery
  • Attendance: Study Programme (School Leaver)
  • Qualification: Level 1 Certificate/Diploma, Level 2 Diploma & Level 3 Diploma
  • Course Start: September (start dates flexible through the year subject to availability)
  • Course Length: Level 1 - 1 year Level 2 - 1 year Level 3 - 1 year
  • Location: North Street Campus
  • Cost: N/A

Course Dates

Courses run frequently subject to demand


You could progress from a level 1 to a level 3 qualification. There is also the opportunity to progress onto higher education at the College.


All applicants will be required to sit a BKSB assessment and attend an interview

You must have achieved the Level 1 Diploma to commence the Level 2 Diploma and the Level 2 Diploma to commence the Level 3 Diploma.


What's it all about?

Carpenters work with wood on building sites or in customers' homes and manufacture, fit or repair doors, window frames, staircases, floorboards, cupboards, traditional cut roofs, roof trusses and partitions. They use traditional woodworking tools as well as specialised power or hand tools for cutting, shaping, smoothing and finishing.

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work
  • The ability to follow drawings, plans and written or spoken instructions
  • The ability to work well in a team

How much could I earn?

Qualified carpenters and joiners earn between £18,000 and £25,000 a year. With experience, this can rise from £26,000 to over £30,000 a year.

What would I learn at College?

  • How to create drawings and cutting lists
  • How to mark out and cut traditional joints
  • How to manufacture various carpentry and joinery components e.g. windows, doors and staircases
  • How to fix various carpentry and joinery components e.g. floorboards, cupboards and roof trusses
  • How to calculate and cost materials
  • How to set up and use a range of hand and power tools

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.

Further Information

For more information on how to apply for this study programme click here.

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