Carpenters and joiners make and install wooden fixtures and fittings as part of construction projects. As a job it’s a great way to combine construction with creativity. If you enjoy making things and are looking for a practical career you could find it very rewarding.
On this course you will gain a foundation qualification in carpentry and joinery. Our tutors gained many years of experience as carpenters and joiners before qualifying as teachers and always enjoy passing on their knowledge. The first few weeks will be spent building up your skills in bench work with a series of practical tasks. As a carpenter you’ll need to follow technical drawings and plans. So you need an eye for detail and good maths skills for measuring and working out angles.
Course subjects include: Knowledge of construction technology; Preparing and using carpentry and joinery portable power tools; Producing woodworking joints and Health, safety and welfare in construction. Alongside your course you will develop practical English and maths skills and have the opportunity to take part in GAP work experiences to get you ready for the working world.
Following successful completion you can progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Operations. You can also find work as an assistant to carpenters and joiners.
Attention to detail and skill with accuracy and numbers will set you up for success on this course and within this thriving industry.
Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1HD
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More info: There are no course fees for students under the age of 19. For students who are aged above 19, fee may be payable. Price may vary depending on individual circumstances.
West Herts College
Duration: 1 year
Course Provider Diploma/Certificate/Award
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