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Carpentry and Joinery Diploma

If you’re interested in learning a trade and a career in construction and love working with your hands, then carpentry and joinery could be perfect for you. This course is an introduction to the trade, where you’ll learn essential carpentry skills and learn about the construction industry.

You will hit the ground running with various practical tasks that will improve your basic hand skills. As part of the Carpentry and Joinery course, you will participate and run your own building project during off-site community work that develops teamwork and employability skills.

These enrichment programmes are highly rewarding, and numerous site visits give you an insight into the wider construction trade. Upon completion, you will be well placed to progress to the Site Carpentry Level 2 diploma, or consider our apprenticeships.

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"The College and my tutors have provided me with skills that I need to go forward with my business, and is really encouraging in putting skills into practice on a regular basis. Having a network of other talented students is really beneficial for me to build working relationships with and collaborate on projects I am working on at the moment."Jake Raine-Harries

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,

Newton Abbot Campus – Construction Skills Centre

This course is available at our Newton Abbot Campus at the Construction Skills Centre where we offer construction courses for learners of all ages, reaching Teignbridge and Torquay.

Bradley Lane,
Newton Abbot,
TQ12 1LZ

Have you considered...

We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.

Level 2Site Carpentry Diploma

Level 3Site Carpentry Diploma

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