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Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)


Carpentry and Joinery (Craft) is a 2 years Certificate examined by KNEC.

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About Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

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.

Entry requirements for Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)

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

Institutions offering Carpentry and Joinery (Craft)


Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf

Public College Langata

Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf is a Public Tertiary Institution under the state Department of Science and Technology that started in 1990 to offer Technical Training...

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Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology

Public College Nakuru Town East

The Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) is a giant institution offering a total of over 42 different courses in Higher National Diploma, Diploma, Craft and...

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Comboni Polytechnic

Private College Gilgil

Comboni Polytechnic is a middle-level polytechnic of the Catholic Diocese of NakuruThe polytechnic adopts a unique multi-skills training system that blends training with production/services. This system enables our...

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Kenya Israel Technical College

Private College Machakos Town

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Gatanga Technical Vocational College

Public College Gatanga

Gatanga Technical and Vocational College is located 26km from Thika Town along, Thika Ndaka-ini Road where you take a diversion at Ndunyu Chege town. 150m from junction to...

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Christian Industrial Training Center Mombasa

Private College Mvita

Christian Industrial Training Center Mombasa is accredited as both a training and examination Centre under KNEC and NITA providing Technical, Industrial, Vocational, and Entrepreneurial training.

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The Kabete National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Dagoretti South

The Kabete National Polytechnic is a national university offering technical training in Kenya.The Kabete technical is located on Waiyaki Way near Uthiru market in Kiambu County.Kabete national polytechnic...

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Katine Technical Training Institute

Public College Matungulu

The Katine Technical Training Institute (KaTTI) was established in in 1958 as a local Youth Club. In the year 1972, the Institution changed from a youth club to...

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St. Dominic’s TATI

Private College Juja

St. Dominic?s TATI (Technical & Agricultural Training Institute) is an institute situated in Juja, 3Km from Juja Flyover towards Juja Farm. St. Dominic's TATI is driven by the...

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Thogoto Vocational Training Centre

Public College Kikuyu

Thogoto Vocational Training Centre is a Public Institution designated as a Vocational Training Centre located in Thogoto area, Kikuyu constituency, Kiambu county.

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Machakos Technical Institute for the Blind

Public College Machakos Town

Machakos Technical Institute for the Blind is a Government Technical Training Institution, located within Machakos municipality next to National Cereal Produce Board deport off Konza road. It was...

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St Joseph Vocational Training Center

Private College Isiolo South

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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.

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