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Level: 0

Location: Hudson Building

Years: 1

Weeks: 6

Hours: 2.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

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Tuition (£): 105.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This hands-on course will provide you with an introductory insight into the basic principles of carpentry.

You will try your hand at several carpentry activities including:

• Basic joinery joints such as half lap, mortice & tenon, dovetail and bridle joints

• Understanding scribe joints and mitres

• How to use different joinery tools such as saws and chisels plus an understanding of what they can do

 You will come away from the course with the practical knowledge and confidence to complete your individual carpentry projects at home.


 

Entry requirements

All adults are welcome and no prior knowledge is required.

Course Content

• Basic joinery joints such as half lap, mortice & tenon, dovetail and bridle joints

• Understanding scribe joints and mitres

• How to use different joinery tools such as saws and chisels, plus an understanding of what they can do

How will I be assessed?

There wll be formal feedback from the tutor on practical assessments / workshop activities.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

What can I do after this course?

 

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Hudson Building

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Joe Evans

Joe Evans

Joe reaches for sky after receiving First in Quantity Surveying

Former joinery apprentice Joe Evans says the "sky's the limit" after gaining a First Class Honours degree in Quantity Surveying. Twenty-seven-year old Joe, from Belper, now heads a team for Barratt Homes while running four housing projects across the East Midlands. He started with Barratt as a joinery apprentice on day release to Derby College but switched to the National Certificate in Construction while working as a trainee quantity surveyor.
 
Joe then went on to take the college's Foundation Degree in Quantity Surveying, gaining distinctions for both his construction and foundation course. Moving on to Nottingham Trent University, he was one of just three part-time students – two of whom were also from Derby College – to be awarded First Class Honours Degrees.
 
Joe said his Derby college lecturers were excellent and praised the depth and variety of the courses which "set me up" for the future. Now a senior quantity surveyor, Joe said:

Currently, I'm running four housing developments, in Derby, Leicester, Nottingham and Worksop. The sky's the limit really and the foundations came from Derby College.

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