Carpentry Skills

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17:30 - 21:00

This course is FREE and you will gain a Level 1 Certificate in Construction Trade Occupations, awarded by City and Guilds.

Benefits of doing it yourself!

DIY is one of the most rewarding skills you can add to your set.  Doing your own improvements and maintenance is not only cheaper, but it allows you to put your own touch on the things you love.  A You can Do It course at Kendal College will give you the skills and know-how to tackle any job, big or small.  You’ll gain much more than a more beautiful and functional lifestyle, too- doing a DIY project is a great confidence booster.  Whether it’s installing new flooring, adding unique touches to your home, you’ll soon learn DIY is far more than three little letters.

What to expect

The You Can Do It courses, will cover a few key components.  DIY is all about using your hands to manifest your creativity into something useful, so you’ll spend time honing your problem-solving and creative skills.  To make sure you and others stay safe throughout your project, you’ll learn the importance of adhering to safety measures and following regulations.  The course will also cover the usage of equipment like power tools and chemicals.  All in all, a You Can Do It course will benefit you far beyond that set of shelves you’ve been dreaming about putting up, as it provides you with the skills, know-how, and confidence to create for the rest of your life.

Next: What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You will cover safe working practices: which includes safe maintenance, use and storage of tools and equipment.

You will be learning how to use a variety of the following:

Carpentry hand tools: e.g. steel rule, tri-square, sliding bevel, pencil, marking/mortice gauge, mallet, tenon saw, mortice/bevel edged chisels, nail punch, claw hammer, wheel brace, twist drill bits, screwdrivers, smoothing plane.

Materials: softwood timber; Polyvinyl Acetate glue (PVA); oval nails; panel pins; wood screws; hinges.

Personal protective equipment: e.g. eye protection, safety boots, dust mask, ear defenders, and other personal protective equipment as appropriate

Basic carpentry processes: plane sawn timber; fixing hinges, cutting mitres, fixing beading/moulding

Next: Assessment

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will vary and include a multiple choice exam and practical assessment.

Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on for details. More about Student Finance.

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