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Construction - Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery level 1 at Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre

Course description

If you’re new to the building industry and want a career in joinery, this course is for you.

Course content

Learn how to work with wood and become a professional carpenter or joiner. Find out how to build floors, roofs, doors and stairs.

You will learn about:

• Safe working practices

• Information, quantities and communicating with others

• Building methods and construction technology

• Jointing methods

• Basic frame assembly

• Health and safety

• Joinery technology

• Types of timber

• Fitting ironmongery (hinges, handles, locks and latches)

• Maths and English unless achieved GCSE grade 4 or above

Entry requirements

You will have undertaken screening to ensure you are working at entry level 3 and that you are able to achieve level 1 English and maths within a year. It is also expected that students complete their current course of study to the best of their ability, and maintain a positive approach to continuing their studies.


• Continuous assessment

• Multiple choice online exam at the end of each unit

• Work placement

Financial information

As a full time student you should not need to pay any course or examination fees (under 19).

There may be a cost for equipment, educational visits, printing etc.

Future opportunities

Diploma in Joinery level 2, or an Apprenticeship if you have a suitable job.

Further information
01484 437070

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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.

Last updated date: 06 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year


  • More information
    • The Brunel Construction Centre specialises in construction courses and has recently undergone considerable investment to improve its facilities.

      These include plumbing and electrical workshops, making it an even better place to become successful in your chosen trade.