This competition has been designed to reflect the role of a carpenter and the standards that are expected within the construction industry.

A carpenter cuts, fits and assembles wood for building frameworks, doors, windows, flooring, stairs and panelling on both commercial and residential projects. Carpentry is one of the most skilled roles in construction, so excellent working knowledge of wood, its various types and uses is important, as well as knowing how the finished product will fit into a house or building.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Drawing interpretation

  • Safe handling of tools

  • Health and safety awareness

  • Shaping wood

  • Timekeeping

  • Organisational skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Accurate assembly

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition and competitors must be proficient with the core competencies above.

National Qualifier dates

  • Northern Ireland: 27 May
  • England, Scotland and Wales: 8 June, 10 June,  15 June, 17 June, 22 June, 24 June

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or work place, or, take part in an online competition

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

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