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Carpentry & Joinery

Gain a valuable introduction to Carpentry and Joinery, perfect if you love working in a practical environment and learning new skills.

Our purpose-built, industry-standard Ribblehead Construction Building on our Aireville Campus, Skipton gives our students a fantastic platform to learn the basic knowledge and skills that are essential for entering the Carpentry and Joinery sector.

Joinery students can choose between Bench and Site Joinery, making use of a well equipped Workshop, Machine Shop with storage and extraction and Project Areas. Our tutors are specialist craftspeople and have many years’ experience in the Construction industry in both large and small businesses with specialisms in Heritage and Conservation work. You will have the opportunity to enter the prestigious CITB Skill Build competition. All tools, equipment and materials are provided.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1 Year
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 – Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-2
  • Level 1 – GCSEs grade 9-1 including English & maths

What you will study

  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Skills for Carpentry and Joinery
  • Further Skills for Carpentry and Joinery
  • Preparing and Using Carpentry and Joinery Portable Power Tools
  • Construction Health and Safety
  • The Construction Industry
  • Preparing and using Carpentry and Joinery Portable Power Tools
  • Producing Setting Out Details for Routine Joinery Products
  • Marking out Routine Joinery Products from Setting Out Details
  • Manufacturing standard joinery products

What's Next?

Further Study

  • Apprenticeship


  • Carpenter
  • Joiner
  • Bench Joinery Specialist
  • Site Joinery Specialist
Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.
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