You can enter the construction industry as an apprentice carpenter. You can get a taste of what carpentry is about to find out if it’s for you. Or you can acquire the skills to do basic construction work on your own home.
With the construction courses from NorthTec, it’s your choice.
Explore the building basics
We offer a great opportunity to find out if carpentry is a career you want to pursue. You’ll learn the basic skills required to work on your own place including practical experience on small building projects, plus how to safely operate fixed machinery and power tools.
Ready for apprenticeship
If you know building is for you, our courses can prepare you for an apprenticeship with a building company. You will cover all the theory units needed for your apprenticeship, plus you get the required hands-on work experience two days a week with a builder.
Learn the language of building
The practical experience helps reinforce what you learn in the classroom. You learn the language of building, get into good work habits, and equip yourself with the skills employers are looking for. This is a great way to get an understanding of what it takes to be a builder.
We also manage an apprenticeship scheme which assesses your practical skills against the practical units in the National Certificate in Carpentry, with regular site visits throughout the term of your apprenticeship.
This course provides you with a qualification that is recognised by industry.
As well as coming out with practical skills, students get credits that count as part of an apprenticeship. This training can therefore be a useful stepping stone into our National Certificate in Carpentry, or into an apprenticeship. Attain skills to offer potential employers.
And it’s not just one for the guys. More and more women are taking our courses and making use of the skills in their own homes – or going on to apprenticeships.
Local community-based construction jobs that directly relate to the course content, can be done while on the course. The more experience you have, the better your chance to become employed and to carry out commercial/house maintenance work.
The theory covers a number of core skills that include learning how to read plans, drawing detailed project sketches, how to construct garden furniture/small sheds, and maintenance work.
Tools of the trade
Quality Tools/safety boots will be provided at start of course.
Students who graduate will be able to keep these tools.