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Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1

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    Full Time

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    One Year

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    Boston

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    September 2019

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The Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery Diploma will prepare you for employment in the construction industry.

Topics covered include: how the construction industry operates and communicates; how buildings are built and the role of a carpenter; how to make the various joints used in carpentry; using woodworking hand tools; maintaining and using carpentry and joinery power tools.

What will I do?

The Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery Diploma is made up of the following mandatory units. All units include practical, hands-on activities, studied in our on-site workshop and construction classrooms:

  • Building methods, how buildings are built and the role you as a carpenter would play.
  • Woodworking joints, how to make the various joints used in carpentry and learn why these joints are used.
  • Using woodworking hand tools, how to safely use and know about an in-depth range of carpentry hand tools.
  • Maintaining and using carpentry and joinery power tools, how to safely use and know about an in-depth range of carpentry power tools.
  • Health and safety, the essential safety that is demanded by the construction industry.
  • Communications, how the construction industry operates and communicates, how you as a carpenter would communicate with others with in it.

In addition to your main course:

  • GCSE/Functional skills in English and Maths (if you do not already hold this qualification or GCSEs at grade C or above).
  • Personal and social development, to prepare you for life outside College, helping you to find a job.
  • Engage in enterprise work experience and tutorial activities.

You will have a personal tutor to help you on an individual basis to maximise your potential.

You are expected to participate in trips organised by the College.

If you have a Grade 2 or below in English or maths, you can study towards either a PASS in Functional Skills Level 2 or a GCSE grade 4-9. Once you have achieved either qualification, you will not be required to undertake any further English or maths.

Full time 16-19 learner with a Grade 3, must study towards a GCSE grade 4-9.

Entry requirements are two GCSEs at grades E or above (new GCSE grade 2 or above) or equivalent (to include English or maths), or any one of the following, an Entry 3 qualification, a Certificate in Skills for Working Life or Life Skills, an ESOL Entry L3 qualification.

If you are unable to meet these entry requirements enrolment onto our Pathways to Progress provision will prepare you for progression into the curriculum area of your choice, either in-year (depending on progress made in the first six weeks) or the following September. We also offer full time ESOL courses which give you opportunity to develop your language skills further prior to progression into the curriculum area of your choice the following September.

The Carpentry and Joinery Diploma will take you one year to complete. You will attend College for up to four days a week, 9:00am-4:30pm.

The Carpentry and Joinery Diploma is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

If you are aged 19+, this course will cost £1200
If full course payment is made on the first day of the course a discount may apply.

Fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

The main qualification is assessed through practical assessments and multiple choice on-line exams, you will receive support with revision.

GCSE/Functional Skills are assessed by externally set exams.

Work experience will be assessed by a logbook.

Successful students will usually continue their training full or part-time to a level 2 qualifications.

There may also be opportunities for you to progress to an Apprenticeship.

Additional costs include stationery, £15 and Corporate workwear, £70.

How to Apply.

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Creating an account is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

If you live outside of the UK and would like to apply for this course, please complete the International Enquiry Form.

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