Course Information

Who is the course for?

This is the course for those who are practical learners and like working with timber and creating things with a hands-on approach. For those already in the trade it can enhance existing skills.

What does the course involve?

The course is an introduction to safe working and provides a greater understanding of the building trades.

It shows learners how to make the most of this wonderful material, developing hand skills, plus how to care and use the hand tools of the trade, leading to the care and use of power tools.

Learners will be taught basic techniques of working with timber, and understand how the common joints are made.

The course also covers information on how trees and timber have influenced our history and modern world.

What makes this course special?

  • Purpose-built and fully-equipped workshop
  • Dedicated and qualified teaching team with a wealth of experience
  • Links with joinery and building companies
  • Additional qualifications or experience gained
  • Opportunities to develop transferable skills

Entry Requirements

Successful interview.

What are the assessment methods?

  • Practical assessments
  • Written coursework
  • Portfolio

Assessments occur in the College throughout the year.

How long is the course?

One year, two evenings a week (usually three hours per evening) plus some self-study hours.

What are the progression options?

  • Level 2 Diploma in either Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery
  • Could lead to employment
  • Possible to move into an allied trade such as bricklaying

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