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C&G Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery

The role of the Carpenter and Joiner is to accurately and consistently work with timber and timber-based products to construct carpentry and joinery products and projects. The job role requires accuracy and attention to detail whilst producing work to industrial standards.

Why Choose this course?

This course is the first step to a career as a Carpenter and Joiner. You will gain an understanding of the construction industry and have an opportunity to apply carpentry and joinery skills in a practical and realistic way. You will follow a programme of study that enables progression to further courses such as a Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry and employment within the industry. You will develop independent learning skills and learn how carpentry and joinery activities are carried out safely and their contribution to our built environment. You will be taught in our first-class workshops, classrooms, and IT suites, gaining knowledge of how the construction industry and other trades work together and operate.

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Start date: 09/09/2024

Course code
V1CJOIN24T
Level
Level 1
Location
Truro College
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Other

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Small class sizes

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Learn from sector experts

You will be taught by staff with extensive experience who have all been tradespeople themselves. You will learn to advance your knowledge and skills to meet the expectations of the job role of carpenter and joiner and the construction industry as a whole.

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Develop work-related skills

During your programme, you will also develop personal and work-related skills which will prepare you for progression to further studies or full-time work, following completion of your training in College.

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Enjoy professional surroundings

Our Construction facilities are equipped with the latest industry standard carpentry and joinery equipment and resources. We enjoy partnerships with many large suppliers and employers and as a result students experience, apply and develop industry standard carpentry and joinery skills in a realistic working environment.

What will I learn?

You will be taught carpentry and joinery through a blended learning approach incorporating taught practical and theory sessions, workplace learning, assessments, and online learning. One to one support, tuition and advice are from our team of experienced and qualified tutors, assessors and advisors will be integral to your programme of study.

If you are a full-time student aged 16-18, you will follow a study programme which will consist of your main carpentry and joinery course, enterprise and enrichment activities, English and Maths* and work-related experience.

*Should you not achieve at least a 4 in English and Maths you will be required to continue to study these as an integral part of your course.

Units that you will study include:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication. The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge of building methods and construction technology, including aspects of job roles, communication, documentation, drawings, energy efficiency, foundations, internal and external walls, floors and roofs.
  • Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools: this unit will enable you to learn about the range of hand tools which a carpenter and joiner uses and how to sore and maintain them correctly and in line with industrial standards.
  • Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools: this unit will enable you to learn about the range of portable power tools which a carpenter and joiners uses. You will learn about the safe use of these tools, as well as their maintenance and storage.
  • Produce woodworking joints: this unit will l teach you how to apply what you have learned about hand and power tools to produce various woodworking joints and projects to industrial standards.
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction Within this unit you will learn about health and safety regulations, roles and responsibilities, accident and emergency reporting procedures and documentation. Together with hazards, health and welfare in the workplace, it also covers working at height, working with electrical equipment and fire emergency procedures.
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Where will it take me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress onto a Level 2 Diploma or onto an apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery. There are many opportunities for skilled Carpenters and Joiners in the building industry, such as: working Foreperson, Site Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Building Surveyor or Architect.

Assessment arrangements

Carpentry and Joinery practical coursework will be assessed through set practical tasks in well-equipped workshops. knowledge is assessed via internally set test papers and externally set online exams.

Information & Support

The student support team are there to support you and offer advice and guidance on financial, personal and pastoral issues. A professional team of staff work together with your personal tutor to support you in successfully completing your course and pursuing pathways to progression as a carpenter and joiner.

As in the workplace PPE will be required for the course such as safety boots, goggles etc. You will be provided with a full list of the protective equipment requirements of the course before you start.

Entry requirements

A grade 2 or equivalent in GCSE Maths and English language or literature. Should you not achieve this you should still apply as each applicant will be invited to attend an interview with the course manager, all successful candidates will gain a place on the programme. A keen interest in the role of Carpenter and Joiner will be advantageous in pursuing this rewarding and well-paid career.

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What you could earn

  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Chartered Surveyors
  • Architects
  • Production Managers and Directors in Construction
  • Construction and Building Trades Supervisors
  • Elementary Construction Occupations
  • Construction Operatives
  • Rail Construction and Maintenance Operatives
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