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Carpentry and Joinery

Diploma Level 1

Study mode Part time
Location Moulton / Higham Ferrers
Level Level 1
Start date 18 September 2023 / 19 September 2023
Duration 1 year

Carpentry and Joinery students have access to an exciting range of specialist resources at the College. Our state-of-the-art workshops are equipped with specialist tools and resources for a wide range of creative craft subjects. We are able to offer you the opportunity to develop your skill set to the highest level and prepare you for your future career.

Guided by our specialist staff and expert guest lecturers you’ll develop your skills in joint making, use portable power tools and second fix carpentry work.

Carpentry and Joinery students will learn the basics of wood work fixtures and fittings. We will teach you the health and safety aspects of working in a workshop as well as the proper preparation and maintenance of the tools you will use on a daily basis. You will learn to produce high quality work in a safe environment that encourages creativity. You will cover modules including:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction - An overview of the regulations and expectations within the construction industry.
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication - An insight into the different aspects of the construction industry.
  • Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools - How to identify faults, keep tools sharp and how to use them safely and effectively.
  • Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools - How to identify faults, change blades/tooling and how to use them safely and effectively.
  • Produce woodworking joints- Identifying suitable joints for their purpose. Using the different tools available, setting out and constructing a range of different joints.

Course cost: £800

To secure your place on this course a non-refundable deposit must be paid. For further information including price and how to pay please contact our student services team on 01604 491 131.

Hi-Vis and Work Safety Boots are required to undertake this course. All of our equipment is supplied by Baca.

This part-time course runs between 6pm and 9pm on the following evenings:

  • Higham Ferrers campus: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Moulton campus: Monday and Wednesday

Students generally progress onto our part time Level 2 course, move into a job with training (such as an apprenticeship) or move into full time employment.

Four GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above including English and maths or Functional Skills English and maths at Entry Level 3.

The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the world class facilities we have at Moulton College.

Moulton College Level 3 Bricklaying
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Bricklaying Workshop

Plumbing Workshop at Higham Campus
2 / 4

Plumbing Workshops

MC CAD Workshop 003
3 / 4

CAD Workshop

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Furniture Making Workshop


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