Architectural Joinery

This course will equip you with the necessary theory and practical skills to achieve a construction industry recognised qualification. 


  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Construction and the Built Environment
  • Qualification Technical Certificate
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 2
  • Location Construction Centre
  • Course Length 1 year

This course will equip you with the necessary theory and practical skills to achieve a construction industry recognised qualification. 

On this course you will cover: 

  • Principles of construction  
  • Planning and preparation for architectural joinery production  
  • Use of woodworking machinery  
  • Architectural joinery component production  
  • Assembly and finishing of architectural joinery products 
  • Focus on transferable skills such as English and Maths 

Assessment is by written, online and practical tests. There is a requirement to undertake some work experience and employer engagement as part of the course. 

Choose this course if… you enjoy working with wood, working as part of a team and are self-motivated. Also, this course is a great choice if you want to develop your skills and to progress into the carpentry and joinery trade.  

Progression and careers: On completion, you could progress to the Level 2 Standard Apprenticeship in Architectural Joinery or the Level 2 Standard in Site Carpentry which will require you to pass both English and Maths either before enrolling or during your Apprenticeship via Functional Skills English and Maths qualifications. You will be required to demonstrate that you are enthusiastic and committed to succeeding.  

Entry Requirements

Four grade 3’s to include both English and Maths at a 3, you will be required to study English or Maths alongside your course if you don’t have a 4.

  • Fully equipped electrical workshop and assessment bays
  • Trade specific classroom
  • Learning Centre
  • Refectory
  • IT suite
Additional Costs

You will need to be equipped with basic stationery for all your sessions. You will need to have your own overalls and safety boots- advice will be given at interview. If you are required to purchase a subject specific course book you will be advised either at interview or at the start of the course plus a suitable calculator (estimated cost £55). There is a non-refundable Workshop Fee of £95 per full time student per year. This will contribute towards the cost of tools for use in the workshop so that you do not need to provide your own. It will also cover the cost of one Hi-Viz jacket, one pair of safety glasses, one pair of gloves and the exam fee for one CSCS test.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.

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