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Carpentry and Joinery

Diploma Level 1

Study mode Full time
Location Moulton / Higham Ferrers
Level Level 1
Start date Sep 2021
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. Through our strong industry links you will also have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular activities including site visits and take part in competitions to hone your skills on a world stage.

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.

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

This is a full time course taking place on three days per week from 9am - 4:30pm. There will be a mix of practical and theoretical work which are split into 1 hour - 1.45 hour lessons. You will have regular breaks including a break for lunch.

Assessment consists of the following:

  • Practical assessments
  • Externally assessed Exams
  • Internal Exams
  • Written coursework and workbooks

Students generally progress onto a higher level of Carpentry and Joinery course, move into a job with training (such as an apprenticeship) or move into full time employment.

GCSE grades at 2-1 or equivalent or an Entry Level 3 Diploma in a related subject.

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