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 Carpentry and Joinery

These courses teach you the skills of carpentry and joinery and progression through the levels will develop you into a craftsperson.

Master the essential practical skills you will need to become a carpenter or joiner. Learn from lecturers with extensive industry knowledge who have worked in the trade.

You will learn about building methods, installation, fitting, maintenance and how to work safely in our large on-site workshop. We have the latest power tools and fixed machinery including rip saws, cross cut saws, panel saws and band saws.

You will also learn the essential health and safety requirements of the construction industry, and knowledge of how the industry operates and communicates.

You can progress from Level 1 to Level 2, or take the Apprenticeship route. Students have previously secured Apprenticeships roles at the following local businesses: > MG Dales> Beal and Fairchild> Aaron Services> Princebuild
Simple EARN whilst you LEARN!

Get out into the world of work and gain qualifications relevant to the job and to your future by training through a Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship.

Click here to find out more and view our current vacancies!

Alternatively click on ‘Apprenticeships’ below to read all about the Apprenticeship courses that we have available within Carpentry and Joinery.

If you are aged between 16-24 years old, with qualifications lower than Level 3, a Traineeships is a great stepping stone that can lead to an Apprenticeship or employment. Click here for more information.
If your son, daughter or ward is currently a Carpentry and Joinery student at Boston College, and you have a question or query, you can contact Louise Griffen, Programme Area Manager for Carpentry and Joinery by emailing

Case studies

Tony Lenton

My aim is to achieve a job in joinery and Boston College is providing me with the knowledge and skills I need to achieve this. Read more...

Jack Wilson

I think that the main benefit of doing an Apprenticeship at Boston College is that I am learning at college one day a week and then using those skills during the other four days in my placement at a local timber yard. Read more...

Department news

New Principal for Boston College

Following the retirement of Principal Amanda Mosek, Boston College has announced the appointment of Jo Maher, new Principal and Chief Executive, who joins the team from Reaseheath College in Cheshire where she was Assistant Principal.


Career Corner

  • Carpenter
  • Joiner
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Builder
  • Architect
  • Shopfitter
  • Fixer
  • Formworker