Carpentry and Joinery Level 1

Course Information

  • Course Code: TCC110
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
  • Study Mode: Full time
Overview

The Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery is designed to develop practical skills and a self paced study of the underpinning knowledge.

What will I study?

In the first term you will acquire basic carpentry and joinery skills. As the programme progresses, each individual will build upon these skills, in preparation for the continuous assessment. At the same time students will acquire Level 1 units. The programme will prepare people for employment as a skilled craft person. A large part of the programme is project based allowing students to acquire practical skills and job related knowledge. Key skills will play an important part within the course to develop the student's own ability to learn.

Entry Requirements

Two GCSE passes at Grade D-E minimum -& should include English and Maths. Alternatively a Grade C or higher in resistant materials/design technology. Mature students (19+) may not need to show evidence of formal educational qualifications but must be able to demonstrate experience of commitment to Carpentry and Joinery or a related trade area. References may be taken up and a selection criteria will be applied including the use of aptitude tests to determine your suitability for the course.

How will I be assessed?

City & Guilds/CSkills awards credits are continually assessed throughout the programme and a portfolio of evidence is assembled throughout the course. An online multi-choice exam will assess the knowledge content of the course. Practical skills will be assessed on a continual bases with a final test piece set by CAA.

What can I do next?

The Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery is the logical choice, but you may wish to choose employment first before progressing onto Level 2.

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Facilities

If you study construction or engineering you will be based in the construction centre or the brand new £7 million Futures Centre. Our facilities are some of the best in the area. With environmental technology workshops, mechanical workshop, electrical laboratories, a mock bungalow, CAD facilities and a real life plant room, you will be able to practice your skills in a real life working environment.

Enrichment & Employability

 Whether you want to become a builder, plumber, site manager or civil engineer, our courses will prepare you for the next steps. Alongside your course you will regularly visit construction sites to gain a better understanding of what it will be like once you become qualified to work.

Many students seek part time or voluntary work with architects, surveyors and building companies to gain some real life experience alongside their studies and enhance their CV.

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