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Carpentry and Joinery

Our purpose-built workshops ensure you learn in a real life working environment.

Our expert tutors will teach you the theory and work alongside you while you put it into practice.


“As you can see, the facilities are state-of-the-art with industry standard tools and equipment. All your practical lessons take place here, so you’ll be used to working in real-life situations by the time you complete your course – helping you be successful at work from day one.

The courses at the college are level 1 and level 2. They offer flexible study programmes, so you can opt for a full-time or part-time option.

For the level 1 course, you’ll cover topics like health and safety, communication, buildings and construction, hand and power tools.

The level 2 course covers roof partitions and floor construction, door hanging, architrave and skirting, stair fixing and kitchen unit fixing – and lots more.

Our teachers care about each of us and offer a fantastic level of support. We’re inspired to achieve beyond the minimum requirement of qualification and they encourage us to enter competitions throughout the year. We have a high level or award winners which creates a real buzz about the workshop.

If you choose to come to HCC, you’ll be joining a very successful team; pass rates on our courses are above national average – and there’s around a 70% progression rate from level 1 to the level 2 course.

I think this is because we’re taught by excellent staff with many years of industry experience – so as well as academic knowledge, they’re able to pass on this industry knowledge to us – giving us a real edge.

So come and have a look round the college and see what we have to offer!”

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Regional and National Award winner

Patrick Martin, who has studied at the College for a number of years, has recently won both the Regional and National Carpenters Craft Competition. His winning piece was a hanging sign board, which can be used to publicise companies – such as a café or pub. Since winning the award, he has gone on to do renovation work for a local charity.