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Carpentry and Joinery - Basic Construction Skills - Entry Level

Overview

This introductory course covers practical and job-related knowledge for a career in carpentry and joinery.

Units include: safe working practices, building methods and construction technology, and forming woodworking joints. You will also learn how to effectively use tools of the trade, including portable power tools.

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Entry requirements

  • A minimum of grade 2/E in english and maths. Plus an initial assessment and aptitude test.
     

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20191 yr(s)1873A1FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.

How will I be assessed?

- Continual assessment throughout the course
- Internal practical assignment
- GOLA online core knowledge test

What does the course lead to?

Progression is to the Level 1 Carpentry and Joinery Diploma.

What will I study?

The course units will cover site and bench carpentry skills, cabinet making skills and flooring skills.

You will also be required to undertake Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

How do I apply?

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