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Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 Diploma at Basingstoke College of Technology

Course description

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Safe working practices
  • Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • Basic woodworking joints
  • Maintain and use hand tools
  • Prepare and use portable power tools
  • A practical assignment


Attendance of 100% is necessary in order to complete the course.

Students may also choose to study for a GCSE to increase their qualifications, or to resit a previous GCSE subject to improve a grade. To enhance employment opportunities the course may also have additional qualifications built into the programme.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade E and above in Maths and English or completion of an entry level qualification in a construction subject plus Functional Skills and a strong recommendation from your tutor.


The course is continuously assessed by both practical and written assignments/tests.

Financial information

If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free. 
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.

Future opportunities

This course is a recognised route into a full-time Level 2 course or employment, including an Apprenticeship.

Further information

This course offers appropriate work experience to complement the knowledge and skills you will learn at College.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Basingstoke College of Technology directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016

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