Institute of Carpenters
The Institute of Carpenters was founded in 1890 by 11 craftsmen to oversee training for carpenters and joiners
Today it remains the natural home of professional woodworkers, and all those who work or teach in the profession, including carpenters, joiners, shop fitters and cabinet makers. The Institute’s three main aims are to:
- maintain the historic traditions of woodworking craftsmanship;
- advance and enhance the status of woodworking professionals; and
- promote and maintain high standards throughout the industry.
As part of this commitment, the Institute offers vocational craft courses in schools and supports GNVQs for 16+ students. It also provides invaluable support and advice to skilled woodworking professionals on a wide range of technical, legal and practical issues.
Individual, business, and corporate membership of the Institute is available, offering skilled practitioners in the woodworking profession the prestige of belonging to a nationally recognised organisation.
The Institute supports the continuing professional development of its members and is also committed to encouraging students and new entrants to the profession.