You will learn:

The fundamentals of carpentry
The current standards, regulations and safety guidelines in the industry
The skills and knowledge needed to pursue further carpentry qualifications
By completing our Essential Carpentry Course, you will be able to progress onto more advanced training programmes that will aid in your pursuit of a career in carpentry. Call us on 0800 345 7492 for further information on our carpentry courses, or visit our main Carpentry Courses page to see alternative options available to you.

Who should enrol?

This basic carpentry course was 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 around 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 hesitate to give us a call!

What will I get at the end of my course?

Candidates who successfully complete our Carpentry Essentials Course will be awarded 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 Essential Carpentry Course covers the following skills:
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
We consider this to be an ideal carpentry training programme for beginners; however, if there is a particular topic you wish to cover during your course, please let us know. We are happy to tailor the content of our courses to suit your personal requirements.

Progress routes

Once you have learnt basic carpentry, why not expand your skill set with another Access Training course? For instance, you could enrol on our Essential Plastering Course and learn some useful plastering skills.

You may wish to take your carpentry training further by enrolling on a higher-level course that will allow you to work in a more professional capacity. 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’s why:
  • Fully-equipped training facilities
  • Professional tutors with years of trade experience
  • Flexible training programmes – learn on weekdays or weekends
Any questions about our carpentry courses for beginners? Get in touch!