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  • Start date:   January 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 4
  • Course Type:   Short Full-time


This course is suited to those thinking about a career in carpentry & joinery. It is an ideal course for school leavers to develop skills such as health and safety & manufacturing carpentry and joinery products. It includes classroom and workshop-based activities and supports students on to further study or employment.

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    What this course includes

    You will develop skills and knowledge in the carpentry & Joinery discipline, including practical skills in a workshop environment such as fitting lock and latches and project work. 

Why choose this course?

This course can help you progress into further study, an apprenticeship or employment within the construction industry. You will be taught by experts in the industry who specialise in a range of fields, meaning you can learn the skills needed for whatever construction route you choose to go down. 

Entry requirements

  • National 3 mathematics, English and a technical/science subject
  • Interest in construction and willingness to learn

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    Education: National Progression Award (NPA) construction or any SCQF level 5 courses in engineering, construction and automotive at West Lothian College.

Interview arrangements

The interview involves a practical skills test and a group interview. You will need to bring copies of your previous qualifications on the day. This is likely be to a phone or online interview.

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