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Construction & the Built Environment

Construction & The Built Environment

Carpenters and joiners construct, erect, install and repair wooden structures and fittings used in internal and external frameworks. To become a carpenter or joiner, you will need good maths skills for measuring and working out angles and the ability to follow technical drawings and plans.

To become a carpenter or joiner you will need to have an eye for detail. You will also need good maths skills for measuring and working out angles. As a carpenter you will need to follow technical drawings and plans.

Programmes delivered at the Wirral Waters Campus include:

Career Opportunities

These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:

Qualified joiners can earn between £18,000 and £25,000 per year. With experience, this can rise from £26,000 to over £30,000 a year. Self-employed carpenters and joiners set their own rates.(Source)

You will also be able to take advantage of our brand new facilities as you will be studying in our new Wirral Waters campus.

Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Wood Occupations are also available - visit our Apprenticeships A-Z page for more details.

Where Next?

Click here for details on HE / University level courses at Wirral Met

Many students progress onto jobs and/or apprenticeships once they have completed their study programmes, whilst some decide to become self-employed and set up their own business once they have gained the skills and experience in the trade.

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