Wood Occupations – Carpentry, Joinery and Furniture Making Courses

Our Furniture Production and Carpentry courses are delivered by tutors with extensive knowledge of the construction industry and their professional expertise is valued by our students.

Carpentry and joinery is a core trade within construction, especially in the house-building sector. As demand for new homes continues, so does the demand for carpentry and joinery.

There are excellent facilities, with training areas designed to simulate the working environment. Further Education qualifications include nationally recognised BTEC diplomas. As well as Further Education Carpentry courses, Apprenticeships are also available in Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery. Apprenticeships allow students to earn while they learn, as well as gaining first-hand experience in a construction environment. Apprentices will gain the relevant training and education required to become a successful site carpenter or bench joiner. Career pathways may include working on new builds and refurbishments, with progression to a supervisory or technical support role.

For adult learners, CI Business Solutions, the commercial arm of Colchester Institute offers EWPA experienced worker route NVQ’s in Brickwork, Electrical Installations and Carpentry or Bench Joinery. Successful completion of the 2 day assessment results in an NVQ Level 2 in your chosen trade.

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Full-time Courses

Carpentry and Joinery Level 1/2/3
Furniture Production Level 2/3
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Course: Carpentry and Joinery Level 2
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"Colchester Institute is a great place to learn. You’re kept on your toes every day. I like my course because I enjoy making things and I’m in a nice environment with friendly staf and good food!"


Carpentry and Joinery Intermediate Apprenticeship
Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship

Experienced Worker NVQ’s

Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery NVQ Diploma Level 2 – Experienced Worker Practical Assessment (EWPA)

DIY Short Courses

DIY Course in Furniture Making