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Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1 at New College Stamford

Course description

Develop the basic Carpentry and Joinery skills you need to kick start your career in the industry. You will study core units in Carpentry and Joinery including:Health and safety; construction technology; how to maintain and use carpentry and joinery tools; how to prepare and use portable tools; and, how to produce woodwork joints.You will have the opportunity to visit the Construction Trade Fair at the NEC in Birmingham, as well as other trade based events. You can also take part in regional and national competitions such as World Skills Build which has seen the very best in Construction compete for 45 years.This course is approximately 30% theory70% practical.

Course content

You will complete work books and assignments using online resources. You will also take part in a Construction work placement which will give you on-site experience alongside opportunities to complete relevant community projects with New College Stamford.You will be expected to undertake 1 week work experience on a construction site, in a workshop or in a construction related field. While we will help you to find the work experience, in some instances it may not be possible to gain this; if this is the case then you will then undertake a week of employment related activities. You will also have the opportunity to take part in undertaking community projects with New College Stamford.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE’s at grades D or above.


Each unit has a multiple choice core test, as well a practical synoptic test in the workshop. You will receive regular feedback on your performance and help and advice to enable you to be successful in the actual assessments.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you can progress to the Site Carpentry Diploma Level 2 or in to job roles such as an Apprentice Site Carpenter

Further information

You will require a uniform consisting of steel toe capped boots and overalls which can be purchased from our website. During your interview you will also sit an online suitability assessment. The result of this, plus your previous academic achievements and maturity will determine the level of course you are offered.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Stamford directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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