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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
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 – Carpentry & Joinery Level 2 (merit/distinction) including English or maths GCSEs grade 9-4
  • Level 2 – Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-2
  • Level 1 – 4 GCSEs grade 9-1 including English or maths

What you will study

  • Knowledge of Construction Technology
  • Produce Woodworking Joints
  • Maintain & Use Carpentry & Joinery Hand Tools
  • Prepare & Use Carpentry & Joinery Portable Power Tools
  • Health, Safety & Welfare in Construction & Associated Industries
  • Knowledge of Technical Information, Quantities & Communication with Others
  • Knowledge of Construction Technology
  • Prepare & Use Carpentry & Joinery Portable Power Tools
  • Understanding Information, Quantities & Communication With Others
  • Understanding Construction Technology
  • Carry Out First Fixing Operations
  • Carry Out Second Fixing Operations
  • Carry Out Structural Carcassing Operations
  • Carry Out Maintenance to Non-structural Carpentry Work
  • Health, Safety & Welfare in Construction & Associated Industries
  • Communication
  • Construction Industry Regulations & Safe Working Practices
  • Developing Supervisory/Management Skills
  • How to Set Out & Manufacture Complicated Joinery; Curved Windows, Gothic Arched Doors, Spandrel Frames & Winder Staircases
  • Safe Use of Woodworking Machines
  • Sustainability
  • Workplace Safety
  • Communication
  • Construction Industry Regulations
  • Construction Skills Certificate Scheme
  • Developing Supervisory/Management Skills
  • Organisation, Planning & Programming
  • Work Activities
  • Safe Use of Woodworking Machines
  • Workplace Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Range of Site Carpentry Disciplines eg Roofs with Dormer Windows, Hips & Valleys

What's Next?

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.

Further Study

  • Apprenticeship


  • Carpenter
  • Joiner
  • Bench Joinery Specialist
  • Site Joinery Specialist
Meet the team
  •   Plastering Tutor and Student Success at SkillBuild 2021 National Competition   •   SkillBuild – Student Takes on Regional Heats   •   Plastering Competition