Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 Diploma at Sheffield College
This is a 1 year full time course
About the course
This course is an introduction to basic joinery and woodwork skills, designed for people wishing to take up a career within the building industry as a carpenter and joiner. Students must start at level 1 to gain the necessary skills before progressing to level 2.
Theory lessons covering the required technology are classroom based, giving you the opportunity for taking notes to aid your studies. Practical lessons take place in the Carpentry and Joinery workshops and give you the opportunity to develop the skills needed to pass the assessments.
Topics will include
- Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction
- Knowledge of Information, quantities and communicating with others
- Knowledge of building methods
- Produce basic woodworking joints
- Maintain and use Carpentry and Joinery hand tools
- Maintain and use Carpentry and Joinery portable power tools
Approximately 40% of the course is theory and 60% is practical.
You will need to bring your own safety boots, wood working tools for workshop sessions and classroom equipment for theory sessions. All other equipment will be provided. You need to attend regularly and be on time for every lesson.
Functional Skills lessons also form an important part of your course. They include Maths and English to help improve your skills in these areas. There will be a formal assessment when you are ready. Your progress will be reviewed regularly in tutorial sessions.
Personal Study Time
Students are expected to study independently in their own time, building up their knowledge of Carpentry and Joinery.
You will be given your own password to access our online learning materials, we have a comprehensive learning centre to aid your learning.
Will this course suit me?
Applicants should have a willingness and a desire to study on a Carpentry and Joinery course, be able to take in technical information and demonstrate practical ability in a workshop setting.
C Skills Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery Level 1.
What students say about this course.
“I am really enjoying my time at college.”
“I have learnt a lot more about carpentry and joinery skills”
“Since starting this course it has given me more confidence to apply for jobs.”
“I find the technology a bit hard but all the staff help me through.”
4 GCSEs at Grade 2 above including English Language
Your theoretical knowledge will be assessed by an online exam and unit tests. Your practical skills will be assessed by practical tests and a practical exam.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
Following success in this course you can apply to join a Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery course. Career opportunities include working in the construction industry.
How to apply
School pupils in Sheffield should apply online with the help of their school. Other students can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 260 2600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm-7pm
- Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm-7pm
- Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm-7pm
- Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm-7pm
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.