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This carpentry and joinery course is for you if you want to learn the basic skills required in this specialist trade to enable you to seek a job in the industry. At this level, you do not need experience, just enthusiasm and commitment to learn and undertake a range of small projects.

  • What will I learn?

    You will develop the skills employers in industry are looking for such as technical and practical skills, problem solving, numeracy, literacy, team working and communication.

  • Example modules

    • Using Hand and Power Tools
    • Constructing Basic Joints
    • Health and Safety
    • Contributing to the Workplace
  • How will I be assessed?

    Progress and achievement is recorded throughout the year via practical assessments, theory assessments, external tests and a practical synoptic assignment.

  • Entry Requirements

    2 GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above or a Level 1 Functional Skill in English and/or Maths qualification. You should be able to demonstrate an interest in the subject. Entry is also subject to an interview, basic skills screening and initial assessment.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    Upon successful completion, you may proceed onto the Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery or Site Carpentry. You will be able to find employment in the Carpentry and Joinery Industry as, for example, a joiner, carpenter's mate or in the Performing Arts industry working on sets and stagecraft.

  • Additional Information

    A course contribution fee of £50.00 will apply, this contributes towards an external trade-related trip, course textbook and course administration. You will also be required to supply your own safety boots and overalls.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 1
Study Mode Full-Time Course
Start Date September
Duration 36 Weeks
Course Code FCARPL1DP-1
Runs at

Aylesbury Wycombe

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