Course Type / Attendance

Hobby Course

Subject Area


Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

4 hours


City Campus





Regulatory Body

Sunderland College

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Who is this course for?

  • People who are interested in a basic introduction into construction trades
  • The DIY enthusiast aiming to upgrade their basic trade skills

What do you need to apply for the course?

This in an introductory course therefore no prior knowledge is required, however an understanding of basic health and safety would be an advantage.

What are the key things you'll learn?

The course covers:

  • Preparing the work area
  • Trade hints and tips
  • Carpentry techniques
  • Working safely
  • Practical activities could include:
  • Installing door furniture
  • Constructing a joint
  • Cutting methods
  • Measuring methods
  • Safe use of tools

How you will learn

You will be taught by experienced teaching teams whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the respective construction trade.

The team includes lecturers and professional practitioners with industry experience.

Our teaching is informed by the relevant practice within the sector and all of our lecturers have relevant teaching qualifications.

There is no formal assessment, however feedback will be given upon completion of task/activities.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing the course, you could move onto the Construction multi-skill level 1, or try another trade.

What costs will you incur?

A charge of £50 to cover costs of materials and tuition.