Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||4 September 2023|
|Course code||FLR1CAJ (2324)|
Who is it for?
This course is designed to provide a technical foundation on which to build a career in the construction industry. You will be provided with specific knowledge and technical skills in site carpentry and bench joinery. The course is ideal for students who aspire to work as a carpenter, bench joiner, cabinet maker, shop fitter, kitchen fitter or other associated trades. Progression from the course would be onto a Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry/Bench Joinery or onto an Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry/Bench Joinery with a suitable employer.
Preferably English and Maths GCSE at grade 3 or above. Suitable for anyone wanting to develop the skills and knowledge of carpentry to progress to a career within the carpentry industry.
What does the course involve?
At SCG, we offer a range of courses that will prepare you for a career in construction and carpentry - one of the traditional trades both in the UK and around the world. As a site carpenter or bench joiner, you’ll need to follow technical drawings and plans, have an eye for detail and have good maths skills for measuring and working out angles. Our City & Guilds qualifications are widely recognised within the construction industry.
This course has been specifically designed to prepare you to enter the industry in your chosen craft.
The units of the course covers:
- Maintenance and use of carpentry and joinery hand tools
- Preparation and use of carpentry and joinery portable power tools
- The production of woodworking joints
- The principles of construction, information, and communication
- Health, safety, and welfare in construction
How is the course assessed?
Each unit will be assessed by end-of-unit multiple-choice tests supported with practical assessments throughout the year, together with two online multiple-choice knowledge tests.
How much does it cost?
You will be expected to provide your own overalls, safety shoes and contribute to the cost of any additional enrichment activities. .
The course allows you to progress to Level 2 and choose a specialism or start an apprenticeship
Our expert teachers and excellent facilities will aid your progression. They will assist you in developing practical skills and specialising in a specific area of study.
All students must attend maths and English and depending on prior achievements and initial assessments will either take GCSE or Functional Skills.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 2 Bench Joinery
Previous school: Belvidere School
My Dad is a carpenter and I help him out, but I would eventually like to have my own business. There is good machinery at SCG and the teachers are skilled – it is a great place to get on with your projects. I have enjoyed all the curved work we have done and I created a window frame with the skills I learnt.
Level 3 Bench Joinery
Previous Institution: Thomas Adams School
I grew up around carpentry as it was my Grandad’s profession and I want to join the Royal Engineers, so this subject is right for me. I really enjoy the visualisation that comes with bench joinery, being able to see a product and know that you can create it yourself.
Level 2 Bench Joinery
Previous school: Ercall Wood School
I came to study at here because it was highly recommended. The teachers are currently helping me work towards the SkillBuild competition, which means doing extra projects in my spare time.
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