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Course Overview

Want to learn the basics of carpentry? Perhaps you’d like to do more DIY around the house, but lack the essential knowledge and skills necessary to do so? If this is the case, a Essential Carpentry course from Access Training Academies could be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

This is effectively a foundation-level carpentry course, and it’s perfect for people who wish to complete domestic carpentry jobs in their own homes or with a view to becoming a professional tradesperson. Here are some of the skills you can expect to learn on this course:
  • Hanging doors
  • Erecting stud walls
  • Fitting locks and door furniture
  • Cutting/fitting architraves, skirting and doorstops
  • Cutting joints
  • Using hand tools properly
Our carpentry courses are ideal for absolute beginners with no experience of carpentry or joinery. You will learn with professional carpenters, who will utilise their extensive experience to help you learn the ropes and master a variety of common carpentry jobs (see Areas Covered below).
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Who should enrol?

Access Training’s carpentry courses have been developed with beginners and novices in mind, so just about anyone can enrol. Even if you have never picked up a hammer before, we will help you to become a competent carpenter, capable of carrying out numerous different tasks in the home.

Of course, we are also more than happy to hear from more experienced candidates who wish to update their knowledge and skills with Access Training Academies. Everyone is welcome, so please don’t be afraid to give us a call!

What will I get at the end of my course?

Candidates who successfully complete our Essential Carpentry course will be rewarded with an Access Training certificate to confirm that they attended and completed the course, thereby acquiring a solid knowledge of domestic carpentry and joinery.

Areas Covered

Our basic carpentry courses cover the following units:
  • Correct use of hand tools (e.g. chisels, planes)
  • How to cut basic joints
  • Cutting and fitting dado rails, architraves, skirtings and doorstops
  • How to erect stud walls
  • Hanging doors correctly
  • Fitting locks and door furniture
If there is a particular topic you wish to cover over the course of your training programme, please let us know – we are happy to tailor the content of our courses to suit the requirements of our students.

Progress Routes

Once you have mastered basic carpentry, why not expand your skillset with another DIY course? Learning the ropes of plastering or tiling, for example, can help you to accomplish even more work.

You may wish to take your carpentry training further by enrolling onto a further, higher accredited course that will allow you to work to a higher level in a more professional capacity. Note that, if you wish to work towards a career in carpentry, our Professional Carpentry Course may be better-suited to your ambitions.

Why Access Training Academies?

We are one of the UK’s top training providers – here are some examples of why:
  • Modern training facilities
  • Professional tutors with years of commercial experience
  • Flexible training courses and enhanced online assessments
  • Financial assistance to help you pay for your training
Any questions? Get in touch now to find out more about our professional tiling courses and how to enrol.
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Already an experienced carpenter?

Our carpentry courses aren’t just for beginners! We also offer a range of training programmes for individuals with some carpentry experience already under their belts – whether you need to refresh your knowledge, update your techniques, or expand your skillset into new areas, we at Access Training Academies are the people to call.

Successful Students

“I enjoyed the course because it was delivered at the right level. I can't recommend this course enough to anyone thinking about it. It has given me so much confidence and belief. I'm so busy now, I haven't stopped working since finishing the course and I don't even need to advertise, one job leads to another through recommendations!”
Anthony Blundell