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Carpentry and Joinery

Master the art of creating woodworking joints and hone your valuable craft with this hands-on, practical course. 

Learn a whole host of skills to help you to construct, install and repair wooden structures and fittings, including doors and windows. Working in our fully kitted out workshop you will have all the tools you need to become a highly skilled carpenter or joiner.

Why choose us?

  • Employer links
    You will have plenty of opportunity to impress local and national employers. You will experience guest talks and demonstrations from industry professionals, and enter the annual SkillBuild competition, working with the best in the industry.
  • Work placement
    You will complete hands-on work experience with a real employer in the industry, to gain skills and knowledge that complement your course. Previous students have even managed to secure employment as a result.
  • Trips and visits
    As part of your course you will get the opportunity to visit various local and national employers including Vinci Construction and Metsä Wood.
  • Facilities
    Our state-of-the-art carpentry and joinery workshops will provide you with all of the tools and experience you need to begin your career. We are dedicated to making sure you have all of the latest equipment in line with industry standards.

Career options

A career in carpentry or joinery could guarantee you the practical role you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you decide to work on a construction site, in a workshop or even pursue a career in self-employment, there will be plenty of opportunities waiting for you.


  • Carpenter
  • Construction Manager
  • Furniture Maker
  • Furniture Restorer
  • Joiner
  • Lecturer
  • Site Manager

Meet our Carpentry and Joinery tutor, Lee Moorhouse:

Meet our students

Meet current carpentry and joinery student, Elliot SlavinElliot Slavin, enjoys the freedom and independence he gets on this carpentry & joinery course. When he finishes his course, Elliot would like to work in the thriving construction industry, hopefully working on building sites for new build homes.

“If you’re thinking of a career in the construction industry, the carpentry and joinery course is fantastic. The tutors and staff will support you and always give you help and encouragement when you need it.”

Meet our alumni

Our previous students have established outstanding careers with leading employers such as Cruden Construction, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes, Taylor Wimpey, Urban Construction and Vinci Construction amongst many others.