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Carpentry and Joinery for Beginners

Are you are a homeowner looking to save money on DIY carpentry projects or keen to try your hand at making joinery products - or even an experienced tradesperson looking to extend your skills?

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Construction - Carpentry
Adult and Community
Location: Hudson Building
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: Entry
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 6
Hours: 2.00
Start: 04/05/2023
Tuition: £115
Days/Times: Thursday 18:00 - 20:00
Hudson Building

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Course Information for Students

This five-week introduction is ideal for those who do not have the time or money to work towards a qualification but wish to learn the key principles of carpentry and joinery without the burden of exams.

All adults are welcome, aged 19+.

There are no formal entry requirements for this experience – you just need a keen interest in home DIY and saving money!

Working within a warm and relaxed group environment, we will cover everything from the importance of health and safety to the correct use of materials and tools to complete carpentry and joinery related tasks.

You will explore a variety of carpentry and joinery activities, such as:

  • Care and maintenance of hand tools
  • Safe use of portable power tools
  • Production of basic joinery joints
  • Applications of carpentry and joinery techniques

You will learn on-site in our joinery workshop.

While we make every endeavour to run programmes as advertised, we reserve the right to cancel those which do not enrol sufficient numbers to make them viable.

All materials will be included in the cost you pay.

Please note that you are likely to get messy, so consider wearing appropriate clothing.  You will be working within a practical environment so safety shoes must be worn in the workshop at all times. 

There are no assessment criteria – just observe, have a go and enjoy!

Further Study

You could consider studying:

  • Bricklaying for Beginners
  • Plastering for Beginners

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Carpenters and Joiners


Carpenters and Joiners

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Course Information Last Updated On: August 9, 2022 7:51 am