Carpentry for Beginners

Carpentry for Beginners

A practical course for beginners covering the skills required to perform basic carpentry tasks.

  • Course Type Adult - Leisure
  • Subject Area Construction and the Built Environment
  • Qualification N/A
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Beginners
  • Location Construction Centre
  • Course Length 8 weeks
  • Start Date 29-Sept-2020
  • Day Tuesday
  • Times 18.00-21.00
  • Fee £203
  • Reduced Fee £93

A practical course for beginners covering the skills required to perform basic carpentry tasks. You will need to wear solid shoes and overalls/old clothing. Materials and tools provided.

Students will have informal assessment and feedback from the tutor and this will be recorded on an individual learning plan. Students will not have access to machinery during classes.

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at carpentry? Well then, this course is for you. It will initially focus on basic joints in the first week in order to become accustomed to the tools and workshop environment. It will progress to creating a spice rack and then on to a box. This will be a stage by stage project that will enable you to learn valuable skills along the way, which can be applied to many situations and jobs around the home in the future. The course will be tailored to the individual’s level, depending on the skill level noted in the first assessment, to allow all to be challenged. The box will be yours at the end of the course to use or give as a present when it is given its finishing touches (varnished or painted by yourselves).

You will study:

  • Marking out skills
  • Cutting skills
  • Basic joints including halvings, housings, dovetails and mortice and tenons(if time permits)
  • Making a small rack and box
  • Use of smoothing planes and plough planes
  • Gluing and squaring up work
  • Fitting hinges
  • Finishing work ready for any finish coats
Entry Requirements

None, beginners welcome.All students on construction courses are required to have their own steel-toed shoes. Overalls or a change of clothing must be brought to each lesson.


Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers.

Additional Costs

You will need to wear strong shoes.

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