Hello Members, Introduction: currently serving Military (para) based in south Wales, leaving towards the end of this year. Topic: Transitioning from now to qualified Carpenter (what qualifications are needed) To all non military i'm currently in a process of leaving the armed forces and with that depending on how long you've done determines what your entitled too, my case 7 years= 3k towards a course of my choosing. However anyone that has been in my shoes will know that its not that simple as the military have cracked down on colleges and has to be "an approved vendor" or you can't use your resettlement money there. Unfortunately my options are very small, 1. pay 3.5k out of my own money to do a intense course around 6-8 weeks in south wales 2. use my resettlement at the only company that is approved miles away and is only 4 weeks long which is pointless 3. wait till Sep and go to college and do a C&G level 2 diploma My Skills: Highly Practical qualified in basic electrics (not an electrician by any means but am 18th edition and part p qualed), took my hand to plastering, single handily carried out a full renovation on my first property making 30k by using my knowledge using only plumbers for trades. Summary: All I want is to start a new career in Carpentry, and would appreciate any advice from any professional trades men or women out there on how to go about getting the right qualifications to actually get a job in this profession. Also anyone that is based in south wales especially Bridgend and wants to take me on part time or what ever suits you that would incredible. Thanks for reading.