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Carpentry & Joinery Diploma – Level 1

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  • Is this course for you?

    The aim of the course is to develop the basic employment skills, practical skills and knowledge required in order to become a competent and employable carpenter.

    It’s about preparing you to meet the needs of employers and preparing you to work in the industry. The course consists of practical and theoretical elements, and both parts of the course need to be successfully completed to achieve this qualification. Employers will expect good attendance, good behaviour and good communication skills enabling you to interact with clients, work safely, use initiative as well as having carpentry and joinery skills.

    As the programme progresses, you will build upon your skills in preparation for the practical assessments and knowledge tests. The programme will prepare you for employment as a skilled crafts person. A large part of the programme is project based allowing you to acquire practical skills and job-related knowledge. As a college we will be reinforcing the values expected in industry to give you the skills to be successful in work and life.

  • Required qualifications

    You will need 2 GCSEs at Grade E/2 in maths and English Language or completion of an Entry Level course Gateway into Construction which is a course we also provide.

  • What skills will I develop?

    As a carpentry and joinery student you will develop practical skills with underpinning knowledge in a variety of topics:

    You can expect to study the following units
    • Principles of building
    • Health and Safety Information
    • Maintain and Use Hand Tools
    • Maintain and Use Portable Power tools
    • Produce woodwork joints
    • Introduction to woodworking machines and portable power tools

  • Careers

    On successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery you could be given the opportunity to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma. If you gain employment within the industry you could become an apprentice, studying for an NVQ in Carpentry & Joinery. The skills you have gained on the Level 1 and at 2 Diploma will benefit you if you choose the apprenticeship route.

    • Construction Management
    • Civil Engineering
    • Site Supervision programme (CIOB)
    • Foundation Degree Historic Building Conservation
    • Heritage NVQ Level 3
    • Construction Level 4
    • Higher Level Carpentry and Joinery Course (Institute of Carpenters)

    As a South Staffordshire student you will be offered a balanced, high quality study programme to open up your options and give you the best chance of progression into further training opportunities or lasting employment.

  • English and maths

    Whilst at South Staffordshire college, you will be given the opportunity to improve your maths and English skills by continuing to study at GCSE or Functional Skill level. We have a great team working alongside your main course tutors with the skills and knowledge to improve your maths and English skills to enable you to progress to the next level and improve your employment chances.

  • Work experience

    Our dedicated Work Experience team are here to help and support you in finding a meaningful work experience opportunity.
    Recent studies have shown that employers consider work experience to be extremely desirable. Whilst qualifications are hugely important, employers also require candidates to have skills and experience necessary for the workplace.

    Preparing you for the working world is very important to us, so that you may be successful in your next step.

    Work experience placements provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills; have a better understanding of the industry you want to work in and give you an insight into what it is like to be employed. They can also be great fun and very rewarding and you may even be offered a great reference, a part–time job, holiday working hours, apprenticeships, or full-time jobs.

    Once you start your course you will be provided with further information about work experience programmes, but it is never too early for you to start thinking about work experience placements and finding an employer who will offer you an opportunity.

    Work experience is an opportunity for you to gain experience in your chosen career path in order to develop relevant skills. Equally, it also helps you to acquire employability skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for future employment. There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your performance during work experience and you will receive some form of reference/feedback from the employer.

  • Other important information

    Students will need to purchase protective overalls and toe-protective footwear as well as basic stationery. Support is provided through bursary should you need this. Our friendly members of the team will be happy to help.

  • Is this course for you?

    The aim of the course is to develop the basic employment skills, practical skills and knowledge required in order to become a competent and employable carpenter.

    It’s about preparing you to meet the needs of employers and preparing you to work in the industry. The course consists of practical and theoretical elements, and both parts of the course need to be successfully completed to achieve this qualification. Employers will expect good attendance, good behaviour and good communication skills enabling you to interact with clients, work safely, use initiative as well as having carpentry and joinery skills.

    As the programme progresses, you will build upon your skills in preparation for the practical assessments and knowledge tests. The programme will prepare you for employment as a skilled crafts person. A large part of the programme is project based allowing you to acquire practical skills and job-related knowledge. As a college we will be reinforcing the values expected in industry to give you the skills to be successful in work and life.

  • Required qualifications

    You will need 2 GCSEs at Grade E/2 in maths and English Language or completion of an Entry Level course Gateway into Construction which is a course we also provide.

  • What skills will I develop?

    As a carpentry and joinery student you will develop practical skills with underpinning knowledge in a variety of topics:

    You can expect to study the following units
    • Principles of building
    • Health and Safety Information
    • Maintain and Use Hand Tools
    • Maintain and Use Portable Power tools
    • Produce woodwork joints
    • Introduction to woodworking machines and portable power tools

  • Careers

    On successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery you could be given the opportunity to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma. If you gain employment within the industry you could become an apprentice, studying for an NVQ in Carpentry & Joinery. The skills you have gained on the Level 1 and at 2 Diploma will benefit you if you choose the apprenticeship route.

    • Construction Management
    • Civil Engineering
    • Site Supervision programme (CIOB)
    • Foundation Degree Historic Building Conservation
    • Heritage NVQ Level 3
    • Construction Level 4
    • Higher Level Carpentry and Joinery Course (Institute of Carpenters)

    As a South Staffordshire student you will be offered a balanced, high quality study programme to open up your options and give you the best chance of progression into further training opportunities or lasting employment.

  • English and maths

    Whilst at South Staffordshire college, you will be given the opportunity to improve your maths and English skills by continuing to study at GCSE or Functional Skill level. We have a great team working alongside your main course tutors with the skills and knowledge to improve your maths and English skills to enable you to progress to the next level and improve your employment chances.

  • Work experience

    Our dedicated Work Experience team are here to help and support you in finding a meaningful work experience opportunity.
    Recent studies have shown that employers consider work experience to be extremely desirable. Whilst qualifications are hugely important, employers also require candidates to have skills and experience necessary for the workplace.

    Preparing you for the working world is very important to us, so that you may be successful in your next step.

    Work experience placements provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills; have a better understanding of the industry you want to work in and give you an insight into what it is like to be employed. They can also be great fun and very rewarding and you may even be offered a great reference, a part–time job, holiday working hours, apprenticeships, or full-time jobs.

    Once you start your course you will be provided with further information about work experience programmes, but it is never too early for you to start thinking about work experience placements and finding an employer who will offer you an opportunity.

    Work experience is an opportunity for you to gain experience in your chosen career path in order to develop relevant skills. Equally, it also helps you to acquire employability skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for future employment. There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your performance during work experience and you will receive some form of reference/feedback from the employer.

  • Other important information

    Students will need to purchase protective overalls and toe-protective footwear as well as basic stationery. Support is provided through bursary should you need this. Our friendly members of the team will be happy to help.

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  • Carpentry & Joinery Diploma Level 1

    Code: QMF1COC

    Start Date: September

    Full Time: 36 Week(s)

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    Code: QRF1COC

    Start Date: September

    Full Time: 36 Week(s)