Advanced Carpentry Course




5 days




The Builder Training Centre (The BTC) offers a high quality structured Advanced Carpentry Course, which can be attended as a 5 day course during the week (Monday to Friday).

Our instructors are qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Tradespersons, so students can take advantage of all the tips of the trade, personal experiences and advice they offer.

This short course is intensive, but the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable which creates a good learning environment. If you have a particular project in mind, or some building plans you wish to gain advice on, our instructors will be more than happy to discuss these with you.

This training course focuses on teaching you the skills needed to build custom furniture pieces such as wardrobes and alcove cupboards with shelving. The course covers a range of topics such as cutting MDF, hanging doors, constructing drawers, and making worktops and doors. You will also learn how to use a router to add rounded edges and profile panels.

The course is designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and experience to build your own furniture pieces tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

Course Content

Fitted wardrobe:

  • Marking of template on wall for wardrobe
  • Cutting MDF
  • Cutting MDF on 45 degree
  • Scribe in side panel
  • Cut and hang doors
  • Cut and profile skirtings
  • Cut in hinges on doors

Alcove cupboard and shelving:

  • Make a mitred worktop
  • Make shaker style doors

Additional tasks:

  • Router rounded edges
  • Router pencil round panels
  • Construct and fix drawers

Training Facilities

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Please click the button below to proceed with our online Application Form. You will be given details on the Application Form about how to make the minimum deposit payment of £150.00, or the full amount of £495.00, to secure a place on your chosen date.

Alternatively, give us a call on 020 8649 9340 to get booked in over the phone.

Have you considered adding Advanced Carpentry to a multi-course package?
e.g. Foundation Carpentry, Advanced Carpentry, Kitchen Fitting and Roof Construction
Total £1,660.00 (inc VAT)
A saving of £80.00!


If you have previous experience in carpentry, roof construction, or kitchen fitting, you are encouraged to apply. It will be expected that you have a base level of experience with hand and power tools.

If you lack any prior experience in these areas, we would encourage you to consider our comprehensive training options. Attend our 5-day Carpentry Course, our weekend Splitter Course, our 2-day Kitchen Fitting Course, or our 5-day Roof Construction Course to gain the necessary skills and knowledge.

Steel toe-capped safety footwear is a health and safety requirement for all our courses. We stock steel-toe capped boots from size 3 to 13 (with some half sizes), which can be purchased on the first morning of your course for just £20.00. You should wear suitable comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting dirty.

We provide all relevant tools and materials that are required for the duration of your course.

Changing facilities for men and women are available on-site. For a £5.00 deposit you can get a padlock to a locker for any small valuables you may wish to bring along.

You are welcome to bring your own food to eat in our canteen. Alternatively, we sell a small selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks, or you could purchase food from one of the local supermarkets/shops/cafes/restaurants within just a few minutes’ walk.

Participants will receive comprehensive training on utilizing various tools, including the Router, Circular Saw, Mitre Saw, and other essential equipment.

You will be awarded a Builder Training Centres Limited Certificate of Continuous Professional Development after full completion of the course. The Certificate will include your name, the dates you attended, and on the reverse we list all the areas you have covered throughout your course.

Course notes will be provided during your course. These will summarise most of the topics covered with some diagrams and pictures also included, however, you may choose to bring along a notepad and pen to take additional notes.

As we are located within Waddon Train Station Buildings, we do not have any parking on-site. That said, there are plenty of residential roads in the surrounding area that have free unrestricted parking, within just a few minutes’ walk. If attending on Sunday, you can park in the marked red boxes in Epsom Road where our Centre at Waddon Station is situated and in Stafford Road where our Electrical Centre is situated (a minute’s walk away) all day free of charge.

Please email if you would like any further information or instructions.

Provided you are aged at least 18 years, deemed fit and healthy to complete physical work and meet the above prerequisites, this course is suitable for you. Whether your background is already in a trade or something completely different, these skills can be learnt and applied directly after the course.

Over the years, we have had students attend the course for many reasons, the most popular of which would be to expand their current professional services, start a whole new career or to just pick up a new skill for DIY. These are not just skills for one project, these are skills for life!


Our training facility is located at the following address:
Waddon Station Buildings, 160 Epsom Road, Croydon, CR0 4UP

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"Great detailed course. The tutor went on everybody’s pace and adjusted the course for the mean. The quality was impressive and taught us tricks that we wouldn’t get from the books."
Amy Zhuang
"Fantastic course, material expertly and clearly explained. The results are great and leave me keen to put into practice. Martin is also a great character and natural and enthusiastic teacher."
Paolo Fazzin
(East Sussex)
"The Advanced Carpentry utilises all the skills from the beginner course and takes it to a whole new level without being intimidating. I want to attempt something like I learnt in the course at home. I now have the techniques, skills and confidence to do the job."
Rebecca Cook