Carpentry and Joinery.
This Carpentry and Joinery course is a NVCET Certificate level program accredited by KNEC.
Carpentry and Joinery
Carpentry is one of the oldest construction trades and is in high demand. Carpenters use natural materials (wood/timber) to install wooden fixtures and fittings. As a carpenter you could be installing doors, floors and furniture in new builds, renovating or refitting existing structures, building sets for film and theatre companies and much more.
This NVCET Certificate program in Carpentry and Joinery allows students who did not sit their KCPE exams to build a career in carpentry. The program is suitable for students who have a passion for wood working.
As a carpenter you will be involved in the design, cutting, and building of furniture using different types of wood. You could be working on site, in clients homes, or in a workshop.
The job role of a carpenter involves the following duties:
- Measuring, marking up, cutting, shaping, fitting and finishing timber
- Using a range of hand and power tools
- Installing floor joists, floorboards, roof trusses and wall partitions
- Fitting interiors such as staircases, doors, skirting boards, cupboards and kitchens
- Putting up frames for bridges, roads, dams and buildings
- Drawing and working with technical drawings
- Gaining knowledge of different types of wood and their uses
- Working in residential or commercial buildings
- Restoring historical buildings
- Working in a workshop, a client’s business or home, or on a construction site
- Carrying out jobs in dusty conditions, or working outdoors in all weather and at height.
Carpentry and Joinery Entry Requirements
- KCPE Certificate,
- Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC