Carpentry and Joinery - Level 1 Diploma at Yorkshire Coast College
Training for a career in Carpentry & Joinery offer you the chance to become the highly-skilled craftsperson you’re waiting to be.
From the start of the course you’ll be involved in making decisions and helping others whilst learning how to demonstrate your craft skills in producing the very best that people expect.
The course is aimed at School Leavers as an introduction into Carpentry and Joinery and leads onto the Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery.
This programme will provide you with the skills necessary to carry out a range of introductory carpentry and joinery techniques to recognised standards, and will widen your understanding of the industry.
It is the ideal introductory qualification for someone wanting to progress into a career in carpentry and joinery.
During the course you will cover topics including:
- Handle and store resources
- Contribute to work relationships
- Contribute to providing work relationships
- Preparation and use of portable power tools
- Maintenance and use of woodworking hand tools
- Use basic wood joining techniques
GCSE Grade A-G in Math & English, or completion of CITB Building Craft Operatives Foundation Award. You will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in the construction industry, and if work experience opportunities arise you will be expected to attend.
For workshop activities, overalls/suitable clothing and stout footwear (no trainers) are mandatory. For theory, all necessary stationery will be required - pens, pencils, drawing equipment, scale ruler, lever arch file, paper and calculator.
After successful completion of the CITB Level 1 in Carpentry and Joinery you could progress on to the CITB Level 2 in Site Joinery or decide to enter the world of work and continue you study as an Apprentice.
Many former learners from Yorkshire Coast College have, once qualified, gone on to form very successful career working with larger companies and also forming their own joinery business.
Yorkshire Coast College works closely with Scarborough Borough Council, local and national employers who are all currently working on projects in our area. We are also looking at introducing a number of new local Apprenticeship opportunities. Some of the current and ongoing developments in our region include:
- A new housing development at Eastfield called Middle Deep Dale
- The relocation of Tesco’s to a brand new site that will incorporate a new build
- A new housing development in Filey
- An extension to Sainsbury’s
The local average wage on entry in to a career in Carpentry and Joinery - depend on qualification – is £15,000.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Yorkshire Coast College directly.