Carpentry and Joinery Courses at Derby College

Good carpentry and joinery are vital to the quality of our everyday surroundings. These are skilled trades with excellent employment prospects – and Derby College is a great place to take your ambitions forward.

A solid start to your career

If you enjoy working with wood, there are endless opportunities to put your skills to good use. Carpenters and joiners are needed for everything from house building and shopfitting to restoring historic buildings and building film sets.

At Derby College you’ll develop your practical abilities, improve your knowledge of the theory, and gain the experience you need to make real headway in wood occupations. We’ve also teamed up with employers to offer apprenticeship routes into carpentry and joinery.

Is this you?

Getting into construction - Carpentry & Joinery

Why choose Derby College?


If you have strong practical skills, an eye for detail and the ability to follow technical plans, you’re likely to do well as a carpenter or joiner. At Derby College you’ll learn how to produce work in which you can take a genuine pride.


Derby College Course Listings - Construction - Carpentry


FT Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery - Introductory and Year 1: Site Hudson Building

FT Site Carpentry Year 2 and Architectural Joinery Year 2: Site Hudson Building

FT Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Standard: Site Hudson Building

FT Apprenticeship Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 Standard in Site Carpentry or Architectural Joinery: Site Hudson Building

PT Home Carpentry and Joinery for Beginners: Site Hudson Building

PT NVQ Diploma in Wood Occupations - Level 2: Site Workplace

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Maths and English

You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.

If you don’t already have a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.

We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.

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When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects such as Engineering, ICT and Motor Vehicle Engineering are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.