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Introduction to DIY Carpentry — Part-time

Course outline

Master the basics of carpentry and gain the practical skills you need to tackle projects around your home. From constructing joints to fixing architraves, this course is your key to transforming your passion into practical know-how!

During the course, you will cover the following units:

  • Construct Halving Joints
  • Construct Housing Joints
  • Construct Through Mortice and Tenon Joints
  • Construct Angled Halving Joints
  • Construct Bridle Joints
  • Construct Haunched Mortice and Tenon Joints
  • Fixing Architraves and Skirtings
  • Fitting Locks and Latches

You can expect a friendly inclusive environment where you will spend 7 weeks learning and developing an understanding of the basic hand skills required in the carpentry trade.

How to apply for this course

Apply now and if you need to pay any course fees, or provide evidence if you wish to claim a fee reduction, we will contact you to let you know how to do this.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
664 Nuthall Road

Start: Saturday 13th January 2024

End: Saturday 2nd March 2024

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Tuition fee: £150

Course code: C049736 / Q049737


College Certificate

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you must be aged 19+.

Teaching & assessment

You will be continually assessed by your tutor as you progress through the course and complete the practical units.


This course provides you with a grounding in the trade preparing you for an Entry Level or Level 1 6219 qualification.

Additional information

You will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment at all times in the workshop.