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Carpentry & Joinery

At Suffolk New, we offer both Carpentry & Joinery and Site Carpentry courses, ideal for those eager to specialize in this area of the trade industry.
You will work with professional staff in the college’s fantastic facilities, using the latest tools and materials to ensure that you have obtained the necessary knowledge and skills in your field that will allow you to move forward into your chosen career path.

A female carpentry learner with carpentry tutor demonstrating a skill.

Show off your skills!

As well as demonstrating your skills in the classroom and work place you’ll also have the opportunity to showcase your talent at a range of regional and national competitions.

Learners from the department recently ran live demonstrations at the Suffolk show where they produced a pergola and a garden bench.

Learners with their finished products at the Suffolk Show

Book a Open Event and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college Open Events, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current learners and staff.

Learner using a drill on a door frame

Careers in the Building Sector

Help & Support

Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. But at Suffolk New College we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get access to the help and advice you need, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.

Two learners sitting in the learning curve reading books.

Looking to earn while you learn?

On an apprenticeship you’re employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification – usually for one day a week at College.

A photo of the Ipswich campus.