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Carpentry and Joinery Courses in Hertfordshire

If you’re interested in learning anything from basic woodworking to complex structural carcassing, then our Carpentry and Joinery Courses here are for you.

The construction industry is booming now with 200,000 new homes needed to keep up with demand.

With courses offered from Level 1 through to Level 3, our qualifications are aimed at people wishing to learn skills in carpentry and joinery, to progress on to becoming skilled in their chosen trade, or to progress through an apprenticeship and work towards becoming a master craftsman.

All of our full time programmes include opportunities to support and enhance your learning so that you can achieve your goals and ambitions. Students enrol on a study programme which individualises their education whilst enhancing their employability skills. A study programme is made up of four key elements which includes a main vocational qualification, the development of English and maths through the study of GCSE or Functional Skills, work-related learning through work experience and Personal Development Reviews.

Find a course to suit you from the list below. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk

Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

This is a full time course covering one year. The level 1 Diploma carpentry & Joinery is available at the St Albans Campus. This course is designed for those learners with no previous carpentry knowledge or training. The aim of the course is to put in place all the basic rudimentary skills and knowledge that is required to become a good carpenter. It consists of 3 core units: know how to carry out safe working practices; Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others; knowledge of building methods and construction technology. There are 3 trade Units: Basic woodworking joints, Maintain and use handtools, Prepare and use portable power tools. All theory is practically assessed and supported with assignments. On completion of the practical work there is a 15 hour synoptic test to be passed.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery

This is a full time course covering one year. The level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery is available at the St Albans Campus. This course is designed to give learners their first experience or expand on previous experiences in Bench Joinery. The aim of the course is to put in place all the skills and knowledge that is required to become a good bench joiner.

The course consists of 3 core units: Know how to carry out safe working practices, Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others, and Knowledge of building methods and construction technology. In addition to the core units you will study four trade units: Know how to produce setting out details for routine joinery products, Know how to mark setting out details for routine joinery products , Know how to manufacture joinery products, Set up & operate a circular saw.

All theory is practically assessed and supported with assignments. On completion of the practical work you will be required to pass an18 hour synoptic test.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 2Full Level 2
  • SSt Albans Campus

Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry

This is a part time course covering one year. The level 2 Diploma site carpentry is available at the St Albans campus. This course is designed to give learners their first experiences and insight into site carpentry. The aim of the course is to put in place all the basic skills and knowledge that is required to become a good site carpenter. It consists of three core units: Know how to carry out safe working practices, Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others and Knowledge of building methods and construction technology. In addition you will study five trade units: First fixing operations, Second fixing, Erect structural carcassing, Carry out maintenance, set up & operate circular saw. All theory is practically assessed and supported with assignments. On completion of the practical work there is a 18 hour synoptic test to be passed.

  • Part TimePart time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 2Full Level 2
  • SSt Albans Campus

Apprenticeships in Carpentry & Joinery

Apprenticeships in Wood Occupations (Carpentry & Joinery)

An Intermediate (Level 2) or Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship in Wood Occupations allows apprentices to specialise in site joinery or bench joinery. The apprenticeship combines training at college with on-the-job experience where you will develop skills in the use of power tools. The level you undertake will depend on your previous qualifications and work experience.

  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Durationnk nk
  • SSt Albans Campus