Carpentry and Joinery are both construction trades. Joiners ‘join’ wood in a workshop, whereas Carpenters construct the building elements on site. Carpenters will install the products made by Joiners, and construct features like the roof trusses, joisted floors and stud-work for partitioning the building.

Our courses will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge required to succeed in this trade. You’ll learn in facilities that mirror the real world-of-work and be taught by tutors who come from industry.

We place great importance on practical skills and completing jobs to professional standards; this is reflected by our students having a great record of success in regional and national skills competitions.

Did you know?

Carpentry is one of the most versatile and vital trades in the construction industry, with huge demand across the UK for qualified carpenters.

Earning potential

Entry-level salaries starting at £17,000 and upwards with average salaries for highly skilled at £40,000 depending on qualifications and location.


  • Excellent practical facilities, enabling you to learn Carpentry alongside other construction skills
  • Bursaries available for eligible learners
  • Links with employers and industry
  • Take part in regional and national skills competitions
  • Progression opportunities into Apprenticeships

Career progression

You will start at Level 1 which provides a basic understanding of the trade. Upon successful completion, you can progress to Site Carpentry at Levels 2 and 3. 

Depending on what interests you, you could work in residential carpentry, building and remodelling domestic homes, in commercial carpentry working on office buildings or in industrial carpentry, making wood frames and scaffolding for pouring concrete forms or erecting wood braces in tunnels, mines, power plants and so on. You could also opt to become self-employed.

For more information on Carpentry courses, please click on the links below.

Course Suitable for Categories
Carpentry Level 2 at Willesden and Euston 16-18 (Full-time), Adults City & Guilds
Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 (Construction) (16-18) at Willesden and Euston 16-18 (Full-time) City & Guilds
Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 (Construction) (19+) at Willesden and Euston Adults City & Guilds
Level 3: Diploma In Site Carpentry (QCF) at Willesden Adults City & Guilds