Intensive 9-day Carpentry Course.  Limited Spaces

lady on carpentry course cutting door frame for latch

Carpentry Course Learner Review

Friendly, good work areas and loads of practical training. Cannot identify the most interesting, as a whole the course was interesting and useful, seeing the end product and getting feedback on ways to improve was the most rewarding. Great course, really enjoyable – thank you.

Darren Gotheridge, Carpentry Course

You are welcome to arrange to visit our centre to see one of our plastering courses in action and see the high standard of work that all learners achieve.  Our  courses are limited to 10 people and they fill up quickly so visit now and book a place.  Join thousands of satisfied customers who have learned a trade with us.

This 9 day carpentry course is aimed at giving you the skills to complete a number of first and second fix site carpentry jobs such as building stud walls with openings, install door frames and hanging doors including fixing all furniture, boxing in pipework, building a meter box, cutting and fixing skirting and architrave.

This carpentry course, as with all our training courses, is intensive and aimed at providing you with as much quality training as possible in the time you are at the centre, therefore you will spend every hour of every day learning and practicing.

This carpentry course is practical based and classroom time is kept to a minimum.

You can attend this carpentry course as part of an ELC course.  Please contact us for further information.

The aim of this course is for you to be able to price and complete a number of carpentry jobs to a high standard so that you can charge customers and be satisfied of a job well done.

During the course you will plan and prepare for all tasks including building stud walls with openings, install door frames into new walls, hang a door, fix door furniture, box in pipework and build and fix meter boxes,  and cut and fix skirting boards and architrave.

You are taught by an experienced joiner / kitchen fitter who has over 35 years experience and who is still on the tools – we teach you to earn money after the course.  During this course you will complete the following to a high standard:

  • Correct use of hand and power tools used within carpentry so that you are confident in using them which will improve the quality of your work and the reduce the time it takes to complete jobs.
  • Materials – understand the different materials available – where and why they are used, how to install and maintain.
  • Build stud walls leaving a door opening.
  • Install a door lining into a new stud wall – once you have built the stud wall you will install a door frame.
  • Hang a door into the new door frame including fitting door furniture including hinges, handles, tubular notice latch
  • Install sash lock using a DBB Mortimer jig.
  • Hang a door into an existing frame which is not plumb, straight.
  • Cut and fix architrave. 
  • Cut and fix skirting boards to various angles. 
  • Cut in a window opening to a stud wall.
  • Make and fit pipe boxing. 
  • Make a meter box; waist high with door and a shelf on top. 
  • Complete repairs to damaged timber. When you rehang your door on the opposite side you will repair the old hinge cuts outs so they cannot be noticed when painted. 
  • Understanding the different methods used to price jobs, dealing with customers and overcoming problems that may arise.
  • Fully answer all your questions related to the trade, you are taught by experienced tradesmen with a passion for the trade, ask as many questions as you wish during the course. You will never hear anyone say ‘We don’t cover that on this course’ we employ experts in each field so they are able to answer all your questions.
  • Full support after completing your course.  If you have any questions relating to anything that you have covered on your course you are free to contact your tutor or the centre, by telephone, by text message, by Whatsapp, by email or by calling into the centre. There is no charge for this and you can call at anytime in the future.

The course is 9 days in duration, Monday to Thursday from 8am until 4pm and Fridays from 8am until 3pm.

Our centre based in Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 2DJ.  Please arrive at the training centre at least 15 minutes before the course start time.

The cost of this carpentry course is £995 INC VAT. You only need to bring yourself, work clothes and footwear and your lunch, we will provide everything else.

We ask for a deposit of £150 to secure your place on our carpentry course and full payment at least 4 weeks before your course start date.

Booking terms and conditions.

If you wish to book onto a carpentry course please contact us either via email at or call 01782 837007.

Our courses are very popular and book up quickly and as we only have 12 spaces on each course the course dates below maybe full before we have time to update this website.  Also it is worth noting that as we are flexible with customers, we do allow them to change course dates and so spaces may become available before we have had time to update the website.  It is worth adding your details to our reserve list as we will contact people on the list first to offer new spaces.  To be added to our reserve list, email your contact details to

Start Date
July 1st 2024 – 1 place available
July 29th 2024 – 3 places available available
August 12th 2024 – Full, reserve list available
September 9th 2024 – 5 places available
September 23rd 2024 – 1 place available
October 21st 2024 – Full, reserve list available
November 4th 2024 – Full, reserve list available
January 20th 2025 – 9 places available
March 3rd 2025 – 12 places available
April 14th 2025 – 12 places available
May 26th 2025 – 12 places available
July 7th 2025 – 12 places available
August 18th 2025 – 12 places available
September 29th 2025 – 12 places available
November 10th 2025 – 12 places available

Our training centre is based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 2DJ.  We have no other training centres anywhere else in the UK and we are not associated with any other training providers.

There are several hotels and B&Bs within 5/10 miles of our training centre.   Locally a lady rents rooms out at a good price of approx. £100 a week.   Others have stayed at places they have found on Airbnb and   Details can be found at the following page accommodation

Below is feedback from people who have attended our carpentry courses.  All feedback forms from everyone who completes our courses are available at the centre.

Friendly and knowledgeable instructors. Also the courses are not packed full of students so more time for 1-1 help and tutoring. David Arthur, Carpentry course,

Excellent learning environment, excellent teacher, friendly atmosphere. Paul Macari, Carpentry course,

It was very hands-on, intensive and rewarding. David Bevington, Carpentry course,

I found all of the course useful and will be using the skills when I start renovating properties. Barry Marshallsay, Carpentry course,

The most useful/interesting part of the course was learning the correct way to use the tools which allows you to be more time efficient and produce a better quality finish of work. Ben Mountford, Carpentry Course,

Friendly, good work areas and loads of practical training. Cannot identify the most interesting, as a whole the course was interesting and useful, seeing the end product and getting feedback on ways to improve was the most rewarding. Great course, really enjoyable – thank you. Darren Gotheridge, Carpentry Course,

Good working & training environment with knowledgeable instructors. Thanks yet again for a fantastic course. Mr Richardson, Carpentry Course,

I liked the professionalism of the college and really enjoyed all hand skills, chisel use in particular. Learning ‘tricks of the trade’. Greg Elliott, Carpentry Course,

The standard of tutors is excellent and the facilities are very good. The courses are good value for money. Andrew Tibbetts, Carpentry Course,

You can pay for this carpentry course either via bank transfer, debit or credit card.

You can attend this 10-day carpentry course as part of your ELC course.  If you have ELC funding available due to leaving the armed forces please contact us as we have specific ELC approved courses available which includes this carpentry course.

Our carpentry courses are taught by an experienced carpenter/kitchen fitter who has over 35 years experience in the trade.

All tutors will give you their contact details so if you have any questions after completing our courses you can just give us a call.

So if you are wanting to change jobs and learn a trade at a centre where they know what they are doing and will help you succeed give us a call.

This carpentry course is designed for people with little or no previous experience in carpentry and is attended by people of all ages, and both male and female. The usual age range of people attending our carpentry courses is mid twenties to mid fifties although the youngest person to attend a course at our centre was 18 and the oldest was 72 years old.

Our carpentry courses are suitable for people who wish to learn a new trade so they can change their career, for existing tradespeople to learn additional skills, for people who wish to learn the skills to complete carpentry work on their own properties and for people who wish to learn a trade to supplement their income.

If you are unsure if the course is suitable please arrange to visit our centre when a carpentry course is running to speak with staff and see the high standard of work produced by all learners on the course.  If you are unable to visit our centre we can arrange for our tutor to give you a call, to answer any questions you have.

Support provided when choosing a course

We will provide you with as much information, advice and guidance as we possibly can and if we are not able to offer you the course that best suits your needs or give you the information you require we will signpost you to somewhere that is able to. We do not pressure you to book onto any course and if we feel that you would be better suited to a course we do not offer then we will give you the contact information of a college that does.

Hopefully the majority of the information you require is available on this website but if you have any questions at all then please contact us and we will help in any way we can.

We would like to invite you to attend the training centre to view the facilities and discuss the course with both the tutors and current learners. We suggest if possible that you visit our centre towards the end of a course as people in general are always happy at the beginning of training and you want to make sure that they are as happy at the end of the course. When you visit you will be free to discuss the course with current learners on a 1-to-1 basis, if someone has paid good money or used limited funding to attend a course and they are not happy they will definitely tell you. If you visit towards the end of a course you will also be able to see the standard that everyone on the course has achieved.

One of the most popular comments we receive on questionnaires is that people did not expect to reach the high standard that they do on a course, it is also one of the most popular negative comments that we receive by people who are not aware of what we offer as they will say ‘you won’t be any good after 10 days’, if you yourself are unsure then why not pop down for a pressure free look around.

During Training

During your time with us every member of staff will do their best to help you achieve your aims. You will be provided with supporting literature relating to your trade and have access to further reading to research the trade further in your own time.

If you struggle on any element of the course then we will provide additional training at no extra cost to ensure that you reach the required standard.

If you have any learning difficulties or disabilities or have any physical difficulties or disabilities then we will support you throughout and this additional support will remain between the centre and the individual. The majority of the training courses are practical based but if you do have any concerns then please contact the centre.

We will also provide you with additional IAG relating to progression routes available after completing the course including further training, finding employment and starting to work for yourself. Whilst on a course please contact a member of staff if you require any further in information.Whilst you are at the centre there may be other courses running so if you have any questions relating to another trade please feel free to speak to the relevant tutor – they are all here to help you.

After Training

We will continue supporting you after you have completed a course with us and you can contact us either by email, phone or in person to discuss any aspects that you covered on your course. For example you may wish to contact us to clarify how to complete a job or how to price a job or maybe to ask for information on writing a business plan.

Your tutors will give you their contact telephone numbers and email address so if you have any questions at all you can give them a call. It is invaluable to have this continuous support available and will give you the confidence to complete work away from the centre.

The commitment to putting the needs of learners at the heart of everything the service does was demonstrated in the ways support is provided. Extract from Matrix Assessment Report

Learning a new skill was what I needed to better my chances for a career change.  The tutor and college made every aspect of the course interesting/useful from start to finish.  Probably one of the most understanding companies I’ve come across. Helped me with health issues whilst on course – Martin Pearson

You are Taught by Experienced Tradespeople.

Our carpentry courses are intensive but taught in a relaxed, friendly and professional manner by an experienced carpenter/joiner.  We will fully support you when you finish your training course so you will be confident using your new found skills, after completing any carpentry training with us you are able to call into the centre or contact your tutor directly to discuss anything that you covered on your course.

More Training for your Money.

Less classroom time, more tools in hands time.  Although our carpentry courses are short they are very intensive and you will be in your bays building a stud wall on day 1.  The only way you are going to learn to complete carpentry work is by having tools in your hand and practicing, practicing, practicing.

It is also important when completing a carpentry course that you have a good range of tools to use and a decent amount of materials to practice with.  When deciding on which training centre to attend take the time to compare sizes of training bays and visit a centre when a course is on to speak with learners and see the standard of with the produce. 

Regular Start Dates.

We have carpentry courses starting throughout the year.  We do not close for bank holidays, half terms, college summer holidays.  We only close for two weeks at Christmas.  Please feel free to contact Dave on 01782 837007 or via or and he will work with you to plan dates.

Our tutor John has helped me a lot during our course.  He was always full of knowledge and answered my every questions.  There was enough resources so we didn’t have to fear for not making mistakes.  instead, we were provided another so we could learn from our mistake.  I enjoyed my time during whole course. John Tamang, 10 day carpentry course

This course is a great introduction to the profession.  Has the potential to save money doing jobs for yourself and to make a living by doing jobs for others.  Tools and materials were in plentiful supply, although we were conscious of waste everything was readily available.  Quality of instructor has been of the highest calibre. Keep up the good work. Robert Dean, 10 day carpentry course

Learning outcomes are met with quality instruction, guidance and plenty of time on the tools to maximise experience.  The knowledge, skills and attitude of the tutor is top quality.  I would recommend his guidance and forbearance to anyone and he is a credit to the organisation.  I would recommend this course to others. Lee Jones, 10 day carpentry course

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More about us and our carpentry courses.

Our carpentry courses are taught by an experience carpenter who has 35+ years experience working in the trade and running their own business. All tutors will give you their contact details so if you have any questions after completing our courses you can just give them a call. So if you are wanting to change jobs and learn a trade, at our a centre our tutors they know what they are doing and will help you succeed.  We have many, many years experience re-training people who are looking at learning a new skill to change careers. We have been selected for two visits from MP’s due to the work we have done retraining people facing redundancy. We know what we are doing and we know what you can do.

Our carpentry training courses are ideal if you wish to learn to complete the work we cover on the course, as they have been designed by experienced and qualified carpenters and are aimed at giving you knowledge and skills in carpentry as well as the confidence to use your new skills skills. You are taught the skills you need to complete the majority of carpentry work that customer want you to complete.

Our carpentry courses are intensive but taught in a relaxed, friendly and professional manner by experienced plasterers who are approved to deliver training. We will fully support you when you finish your training course so you will be confident using your new found skills, after completing any carpentry training with us you are able to call into the centre or contact your tutor directly to discuss anything that you covered on your course.

We are based in the Midlands and close to major motorways, train stations and airports. Local accommodation is available at a reduced rate and we can advice and/or arrange this if you wish. People travel from throughout the UK for our construction courses.  People have travelled from Manchester, Kent, South Shields, Liverpool, North East, Portsmouth, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Scotland, North Wales, Leeds, Derby, West Midlands, Bristol and the North West to attend our plastering, plumbing, tiling, carpentry, kitchen fitting, bricklaying and electrical courses.  We have also had people fly in from Ireland, France, Spain, Canary Islands, Germany, USA, Australia and Brunei to attend a course with us.  We are definitely worth travelling to – you are investing in your future.

Our training centre in Stoke-on-Trent has approx 10,000 square feet of purpose built training facilities.

The courses on offer are ideal to help you achieve your aims be they:

  • You may be an experienced trades person wishing to add new skills to your portfolio or needing to achieve relevant qualifications, or
  • You may be interested in a career change or wish to earn an additional income and have no previous experience, or
  • You may be facing redundancy and need to re-train to start a new career, or
  • You may be part of an organisation who wish to train their staff to increase confidence and build a multi skilled workforce, or
  • You wish to learn a trade to enable you to complete work of a high standard on your own property or for family members

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