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Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery

This course introduces you to the carpentry and joinery work environment within the construction industry. You will learn how to use hand tools as well as portable power tools as you master the art of creating woodworking joints, frames, doors and windows.

You will learn about components and materials, the unloading and storage of timber and sheet materials, and how to put up access equipment and scaffolding.

Carpentry and joinery has fantastic job prospects and could provide you with a career for life.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Knowledge of construction technology
  • Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others
  • Maintaining and using carpentry and joinery hand tools
  • Preparing and using carpentry and joinery portable power tools
  • Producing woodworking joints

In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to gain some work experience within the construction industry.

How is it assessed?

During this course, you'll be assessed by a range of practical and online assessments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above in English and maths. If you do not achieve this, you will be supported to complete this alongside your course.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This course is the first step towards becoming a successful carpenter or joiner.

You could progress on to the level 2 course to enhance your skills and knowledge or alternatively, you could secure an apprenticeship with an employer and earn whilst you learn.

Ref: Ste Burrows

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Why study Construction with us?

Workplace Environment

You will develop your skills and knowledge in our impressive specialist workshops.

Interactive Experience

Your learning is practical, hands-on and heavily work experience focused.

Expert Tutors

Our tutors are experienced, industry experts and passionate about their subject too.

Showcase Your Skills

Take part in industry competitions like SkillBuild. Our students have won every year.

Excellent Progression

Your course can help you to secure an apprenticeship or a job in the industry.

Industry Links

We have strong links with employers such as Bagnalls Painting and Decorating.