Institute of Carpenters Foundation/Intermediate Examinations (for Mature Tradesmen)

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Institute of Carpenters Foundation/Intermediate Examinations (for Mature Tradesmen)

Who is this course for?

For people who are working as a carpenter or joiner and want to gain certificated knowledge of practical and theoretical areas of the trade.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

For craftsmen over 25 working in the industry as a Carpenter or Joiner.  Applicants must have an existing knowledge of Carpentry or Joinery as this is a fast track course using your prior knowledge to possibly achieve a Level 2 qualification in one academic year.
Please note a minimum level of English (Level 1) will be required otherwise an additional course must be taken prior to your enrolment.  All examinations are written papers and must be taken in English.


How long is this course?

A 1 year part-time course commencing September 2017
2 evenings per week
Mondays: 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Wednesdays: 6.00pm to 9.00pm


What will I study on this course?

The course comprises practical assessments covering Carpentry and Joinery and theory classes leading to external written examinations.  This course does not cover the set up and use of portable power tools, all practice pieces and practical exams are done through the use of traditional hand tools.  For more information refer to


What Qualification will I gain?

The Institute of Carpenters Foundation (Level 1), Intermediate (Level 2)


How is the course assessed?

  •    FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE:  By successful completion of four set practical test pieces plus one externally set practical piece (3 hrs) and one external written exam (1.5hrs)
  •    INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATE:  One external practical exam (4 hrs) and one external written exam (1.5hrs)


What does this course lead on to?

Possibly Advanced Level 3 (Institute of Carpenters), BTEC National Qualifications in Construction


How much will it cost?

Fees to be advised


How can I find out more?

For further information please contact John Sheehan on 608603 or email: