Carpentry is one of the oldest occupations in the world, dating back to Ancient Egypt and beyond.
However, much has changed since ancient Egypt, so what credentials does a modern-day carpenter need to succeed?
Unlike gas or electrical work, carpentry does not need a specific certification (or combination of credentials). So, in theory, the only thing you need to do to enter the industry and work on-site is demonstrate your carpentry abilities.
There are many legal ways to do this, but one of the most popular is to create a portfolio of work and get the NVQ Level 2 Carpentry certification.
How can I get my NVQ?
It would be best to study carpentry before you can begin working towards the NVQ Level 2 certification.
Again, you have several options here. Some people choose to learn the trade via an apprenticeship, working alongside an experienced carpenter.
How to become a carpenter without an apprenticeship?
It may take several years to go from apprentice to fully-fledged carpenter, so if you want to start your new career sooner rather than later, you may enrol in a recognised carpentry training school.
Because most provide live online teaching, you may begin your carpentry training from the comfort of your own home. This enables you to learn fundamental carpentry skills in a virtual classroom setting.
You may begin the NVQ process after you’ve mastered all of the skills needed of a carpenter and are confident that you’re ready to start working.