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The Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 Diploma is designed to prepare people to enter the industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions.

Course details

This course will enable you to study a wide range of skills, all of which will help you on your chosen career pathway, moving into employment or further training. You will get the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification linked to your chosen career. You will be given support and guidance throughout your learning journey and your progress will be reviewed with you regularly. Units: Unit 101/501 - Principles of building construction, information and communication Unit 113 - Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools Unit 114 - Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools Unit 115 - Produce woodworking joints Unit 201/601 - Health, safety and welfare in construction

Entry guidelines

Relevant Entry level qualification or equivalent or 3 GCSE's at grade 2/E or above and successful completion of a skills test. Satisfactory interview, school report and / or satisfactory reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

Steel toecap safety boots, drawing equipment e.g scale ruler, pencils, pens, will be required.

Assessment Method

Assessment will be completed by practical and online tests.

Additional Information

The course requires manual dexterity and physical stamina. You will need to lift and handle tools and materials. Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths (grade 4 or above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

Successful completion of this course may mean you can progress to Carpentry & Joinery Level 2 Diploma or NVQ Level 2 in Wood Occupations (if you gain an apprenticeship).

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For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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