Carpentry and Joinery - Level 1 - Full-time (North Devon)
North Devon Campus
The Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery is ideal for learners with no prior experience as it introduces the learner to basic carpentry and joinery skills. The course is designed to help candidates learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment in the industry and career progression.
Develop practical woodworking skills.
This course covers the knowledge needed to get started in the construction industry, including:
- Building methods
- Construction technology
- Health and safety
- Information, quantities and communicating.
You will also study theory and practical in units specific to carpentry and joinery, including:
- Woodworking joints
- Tool maintenance
- Working with hand tools and portable power tools
As part of this study programme, you will undertake Maths & English (if you have not achieved a GCSE grade 5/4 in these subjects), work experience, enrichment and tutorial.
Your knowledge will be assessed by a question and answer paper on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) system. Practical assessments will assess your skills against strict criteria in practical activities.
All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade 2 or equivalent or above, preferably including Maths and English.
Entrants who do not have a GCSE grade 3 in Maths and/or English will continue studying these subjects.
At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 1 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills before progressing to your next course.
L1 study program requirement but 4/5 or above may allow entry into L2 with interview and observation
Following this course, there is the opportunity to progress to a Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry, Bench Joinery, or Furniture Making. You could also seek employment in the construction industry and undertake further study through the apprenticeship route.
Please bring safety boots, carpentry book and writing equipment.
Students are required to purchase their own safety boots; access to workshops is not permitted without them.
Students are required to provide their own stationery and textbooks.
Equipment can be discussed fully at interview and a kit list will be sent out prior to the start of the course.
Students are asked to pay a contribution towards educational visits.
If you are 19+ there will also be course fees, unless you are eligible for financial support, details of which are available from the Guidance Centre team.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.