Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
Site Carpentry: As an Apprentice in Site Carpentry you will be working on a construction site or in domestic and commercial premises, to given specifications, carrying out site carpentry to first and second fixing (door frames, hanging doors, boxing pipes, window frames and floor joists).
Bench Joinery: As an Apprentice in Bench Joinery you will be working in a joiners shop producing wood products, to given specifications, for use by the site carpenter, such as doors, window frames and stair cases. The use of machinery in the production of products plays an important part within the joiners trade.
You will need to reach a minimum of Entry 3 in an English and Maths initial assessment for the Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship. You will need to reach a minimum of Level 1 in an English and Maths initial assessment for the Level 3 Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship and have a Level 2 qualification in Carpentry. You are also required to be in paid employment and NOT self-employed.
This qualification will be assessed through exams and in work assessments.
You will be able to work as a Carpenter on a building site or domestic house. You will be able to construct and fix wood stud walls, doors, door frames, windows, floors roof joists and staircases.
This apprenticeship will be delivered through training of the technical certificate skills. Practical work is trained and tested within a workshop and at the workplace.