Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry and Joinery (Level 5)

West Lothian College


This course is offered in conjunction with Morrison Construction and is aimed at those pursuing a career within the construction industry. This is an ideal course if you want to progress to carpentry and joinery apprenticeship programmes. It gives you the chance to use the skills you have developed so far in project work in a realistic working environment.

You will develop skills in using manual and power tools, constructing frameworks, calculating materials for work, workplace health and safety, risk assessments and method statements.

The course includes bench and site joinery work. Units will include:
Principles of building and construction; Operating power tools; Produce setting out details for bench joinery products; Manufacture bench joinery products; Finishing techniques.

You will also develop an increased knowledge of sustainability in construction.

Entry Requirements

Construction (NPA) (Level 5). Entry by interview and practical test.

Progression Routes

Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery or NC Built Environment/NC Civil Engineering.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



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Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

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