Carpentry & Joinery, Diploma Level 1
The course is approximately a sixty/forty mix of practical and theoretical content, with the majority of the time being spent in the trade specific workshop area and the rest in key skills study rooms and classrooms.
There are six units - three that are common to all branches of the construction industry and three that are trade specific.
Core units: Safe working practices in construction, information, quantities and communications with others, building methods and construction technology.
Trade specific units: Produce basic woodworking joints, maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools, prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools.
The following transferable skills will also be acquired during the course: Communications, application of number, improving own learning, problem solving, working with others. Good English and Maths skills are essential for most jobs and courses you will progress onto.
Why Our College?
All construction and building services students learn in our specialist workshops using the latest tech and equipment.
Expert teaching staff
Our teaching staff are industry experts with real life experience working within their sector
Real work experience
You'll gain hands-on experience working with local and national employers
Achieve 2 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including Maths and English. Demonstrate commitment, enthusiasm and motivation to succeed on the course. Successfully complete a pre-interview task which will be discussed at an informal interview. Provide a reference.
This course is for full-time students and is the starting point for vocationally specific carpentry and joinery courses. Basic knowledge of woodworking at foundation level will be gained and students will be expected to achieve key skills qualifications at a minimum of Level 1.
There is a 'Gola' multi choice paper set and marked by the examining body (City & Guilds). Each unit is assessed internally for practical and job knowledge, by practical and job knowledge assignments.
On successful completion of this course with a good attendance and behaviour record and reference from the course leader students can progress onto the Level 2 Craft Diploma in Site Carpentry/Bench Joinery.
Successful students could go directly into employment or go onto an apprenticeship with an employer.
Students will need to provide their own overalls, protective footwear and all stationary requirements.