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:
|Carpentry and Joinery Diploma||Level 1||R079|
|Site Carpentry Diploma||Level 2||R080|
|Site Carpentry Diploma||Level 3||R081|
Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Wood Occupations are also available - visit our Apprenticeships A-Z for more details.
These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:
- Carpenter-View occupation details here
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)
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.