About this course:

This one-year course will enable you to gain a high level of practical experience, working in our well-equipped carpentry workshops, and ensure you have the skills and knowledge to start working as a trainee carpenter in the construction industry. You’ll learn about roof structures, door openings, kitchen units and all types of moulding. You will also learn how to set out your work area, work safely in a working environment and use the tools and materials to make basic wood joints and complete small carpentry projects.

What you will study:

  • Complex house and roof construction
  • Wood joints
  • Construction materials
  • Carpentry power tools; their care and uses
  • Building regulations
  • Health and safety
  • Construction Science and Principles
  • English, maths and employability skills


  • Through observation of practical tasks in the workshop
  • A short written test at the end of each unit 
  • External tests from City & Guilds throughout the year

Entry requirements:

  • 4 GCSEs A*-C / 9 - 4
  • OR full a Level 1 Diploma or equivalent
  • Functional Skills in English, maths and IT at least at Entry Level 3

Moving on:

  • Employment as a qualified tradesperson

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