Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

Certificate program (KNEC)

Certificate 2 years

About Carpentry and Joinery (Craft) programme

Carpentry is one of the oldest skilled trades and is still widely required in modern construction. It involves the cutting, shaping, and installation of wood (timber) for buildings and other structures.

This carpentry and joinery certificate program promote the trade of carpentry through technical instruction and practical “hands-on” experience for the necessary skill development for employment in the field of construction.

Carpentry is often part of the ‘first fix' of timber components in the construction of roofs, floors, walls, and other timber-framed constructions. It is also often part of ‘second fix' works, such as the construction of skirting boards, architraves, doors, and so on. Carpenters may also be required to prepare shuttering (formwork into which concrete is poured), building stairs, installing door and window frames, and so on.

Objectives of Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

This Carpentry and Joinery Craft certificate by KNEC teaches the art and trade of cutting, working, and joining timber both for structural timberwork in framing and items such as doors, windows, and staircases.

Graduates of this carpentry and joinery craft certificate will be able to:

  • Interpret drawings to create an item or component.
  • Design and layout items or components.
  • Provide advice about different types of timber and their qualities.
  • Cut and shape timber using hand or power tools.
  • Join and fix timber using nails, staples, screws or adhesives.
  • Check accuracy using rulers, levels, plumb bobs, framing squares, and so on.
  • Install items.
  • Maintenance and repairs.

Entry requirements for Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

  • KCSE mean grade D (plain) or
  • Certificate in relevant artisan course

Colleges offering Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

St Joseph Vocational Training Center
Isiolo County

Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

Kenya Israel Technical College
Machakos County

Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

Machakos Technical Institute for the Blind
Machakos County

Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

The Kabete National Polytechnic
Nairobi County

Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

St. Dominic’s TATI
Kiambu County

Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

Gatanga Technical Vocational College
Muranga County

Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST)
Nakuru County

Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

Comboni Polytechnic
Nakuru County

Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

Thogoto Vocational Training Centre
Kiambu County

Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

Christian Industrial Training Center Mombasa
Mombasa County

Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

Kaiboi Technical Training Institute
Nandi County

Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

Katine Technical Training Institute
Machakos County

Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf
Nairobi County