Carpentry and Joinery Level 3

Home Study Zone

£ 349 - (Rs 28,484)

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Subscription options are available on most courses, starting at £19.99. See website for details.The following course, offered by Home Study Zone, will help you improve your skills and achieve your professional goals. During the program you will study different subjects which are deemed to be useful for those who want to enhance their professional career. Sign up for more information!

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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

The Carpentry and Joinery Level 3 course will develop your knowledge of Carpentry and Joinery so that you can embark on a rewarding career or maybe you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.

Carpentry is a skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the use of wood to construct items as large as buildings and as small as desk drawers.

On completion of this course, you will be able to transform wood into saleable items, from tables to rocking-horses. You will also understand the different types of timber and the process involved preparing it for use.

There is a high demand for Carpenters at the moment and as a Carpenter you will enjoy a relatively high income, meeting the demand for uniquely produced objects.


Module 1 : Understanding Timber

  • Description of hardwood and softwood
  • Uses for wood and supply
  • Natural defects
  • Drying processes
  • Storing timber
  • Basic overview of timber grading
  • Properties of timber related to use
  • Timber preservation

Module 2 : Hand Tools

  • Workshop space and general handling of tools
  • Measuring tools
  • Setting out bench tools
  • Squares and gauges
  • Saws (types and selection)
  • Planes
  • Chisels
  • Hammers
  • Punches and drivers
  • Finishing tools
  • Tool storage and maintenance

Module 3 : Portable Electric Power Tools

  • Safety aspects
  • Use of power tools
  • Maintenance and storage
  • Electric drills
  • Sanders
  • Screwdrivers
  • Circular saws
  • Mitre saws
  • Routers
  • Nail guns

Module 4 : Battery Operated and Gas Cartridge Operated Tools

  • Safety aspects
  • Charging and storage
  • Electric drills
  • Sanders
  • Jigsaws
  • Screwdrivers
  • Cartridge and impulse operated fixing tools

Module 5 : Basic Joints

  • Cutting timber
  • End joints (simple scarf joints)
  • Edge joints (lap and mortise and tenon)
  • Dowel joints
  • Dovetail joints
  • Mitre joints

Module 6 : Gluing and Fixing

  • Health and safety, and preparing the working environment
  • Adhesives: types, safety, application and uses
  • Nails: types, safety, application and uses
  • Screws: types, sizes, uses and application

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