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For people aiming for a career in carpentry, this course is an excellent place to start. You will learn about the trade for two to three days a week, through a combination of practical tasks and theory. Subjects you will study include health and safety; communication; construction technology; basic joints; maintenance and use of hand tools; and preparation and use of portable power tools.
Aims of the course
To promote high quality learning that meets the demands of the construction industry.
If you undertake this Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery you will cover knowledge in three core subject areas:
- Health, safety and welfare
- Technical information, quantities and communication
- Knowledge of construction technology
You will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in:
- Producing woodworking joints
- Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools
- Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools
The course is 20% theory (classroom based) and 80% practical (workshop based).
This study programme will give you the opportunity to progress into further education, apprenticeships or employment in carpentry.
Progression on to level 2 site carpentry or an apprenticeship
What can I earn as a construction worker? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified construction worker you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example: Bricklayers start on around £17,000 a year and can earn £27,000 with 3-5 years' experience Plumbers start on around £18,000 a year and can earn £30,000 with 3-5 years' experience Construction supervisors start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience
3 GCSEs D-G / or 3-1 (in 2017 GCSEs) Relevant industry experience
Classroom lessons and practical workshop sessions, plus a minimum of one week's work experience.
Process for Application
To apply please select your chosen start date and location above.