Carpentry and Joinery - an Introduction

Course Introduction

This full time introductory course follows a programme that is designed to acquaint the entrant with the practical skills and technical knowledge required for occupations within the Construction Sector. The main part of the programme will concentrate on Carpentry and Joinery and will include Bench and Manufacturing Skills and Constructional Carpentry Skills. Students will also have the opportunity to improve their knowledge in related Numeracy, Communications, IT, Measurement, Drawing, Health and Safety, Construction Practices, and Employment and Behavioural Skills. The course can also include 1 day per week for work experience, to reinforce knowledge and skills obtained during the session. Core Skills for working in the construction industry are an essential, timetabled part of this course.


Introduction to Carpentry and Joinery at SCQF Level 5


Full-time 36 week course, 3 days per week in College , 1 or 2 days per week on placement


Scottish Borders Campus

Entry Requirements

Subject to an interview session

Progression Opportunities

Students who complete the course will have the opportunity to apply for the City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery or, if they find employment, the participant could return to College through employment to gain a PDA/SVQ at Level 3 in Carpentry and Joinery.