Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry and Joinery (Level 6)

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus


This course will really get you work-ready, giving you the skills and knowledge you need for an apprenticeship in site carpentry. By now, you’ll already be pretty good, but you’re going to get even better, learning highly skilled techniques.

You’ll develop the full range of skills needed for constructing a house or commercial building from top to bottom, and everything else in between.

You’ll learn about different types of roofing structures and how to construct a traditional ‘cut’ roof, including openings such as dormer windows.

You’ll learn how to lay floor joists, create hatches and fix different joist coverings.

You’ll develop skills in fixing and fitting stairs, mouldings like skirtings and picture rails, encasements such as bath panels, and kitchen units and worktops.

You’ll also learn to install all types of doors – including singles, doubles, garage, French or sliding.

Entry Requirements

Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry and Joinery (Level 5). Entry subject to interview and practical test.

Progression Routes

Start your career with an apprenticeship in carpentry or joinery.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



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