Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 Diploma at Truro and Penwith College
The qualification we offer is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who work or want to work within the construction industry. There are two main trade areas available:
- Site Carpentry
- Bench Joinery
Both Carpenters and Joiners will need to carry out the following activities:
- Reading and understand drawings, which they then use to create a project.
- Planning tasks/projects to the most effective and efficient way
- Effective communication skills within the team
- Have the knowledge of different types of wood and their qualities, including grain, density and flexibility to carryout different projects
- Laying out, measuring, cutting, putting together and joining various timbers and materials.
- Using a variety of different hand and power tools to the industry and safety standards.
As a carpenter or joiner, you will carry out most of the following tasks:
- Cut and shape timber for floorboards, skirting boards and window frames
- Make and assemble doors, window frames, staircases and fitted furniture
- Fit wooden structures, like floor and roof joists, roof timbers, staircases, partition walls, and door and window frames (first fixings)
- Install skirting boards, door surrounds, doors, cupboards and shelving, as well as door handles and locks (second fixings)
- Make and fit interiors in shops, bars, restaurants, offices and public buildings
There are two core units involved:
Unit 101- Principles of building construction, information and communication
The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge of building methods and construction technology in relation to:
- Understanding a range of building materials used within the construction industry and their suitability to the construction of modern buildings.
- Processes for disseminating information.
- Basic concepts of effective communication.
Unit 201-Health, safety and welfare in construction.
The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge to carry out safe working practices in construction, in relation to sourcing relevant safety information and using the relevant safety procedures at work.
Three main course units:
Unit 113- Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools
The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to be deemed trained to maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools in relation to:
- Maintaining and storing hand tools.
- Using a range of carpentry and joinery hand tools.
Unit 114- Maintain and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools
The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to be deemed trained to prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools in relation to:
- Maintaining and storing portable power tools.
- Using a range of carpentry and joinery portable power tools.
Unit 115- Produce woodworking joints
The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to be deemed trained to produce basic woodworking joints in relation to:
- Forming basic woodworking joints.
- Selecting and marking out materials.
- Selecting and using hand tools.
There are no formal entry requirements for the Carpentry & Joinery course. However you must have a keen interest in the chosen subject, Good hand eye coordination, be able to read measurements. You must attend an interview with the course manager all successful candidates will gain a place on the programme.
You will be required to wear personal protective equipment at all times during practical lessons, therefore you will need to purchase your own Steel toe cap boots and safety glasses before you start.
Research is required throughout your course a £30 deposit will be needed for the use of booklets, laptops etc.
On successful completion of the carpentry & Joinery level 1 programme you will be able to progress onto the next level. The following options are:
- Level 2 Site Carpentry
- Level 2 Bench Joinery
On successful completion of your chosen level 2 programme you will be able to progress onto the next level. The following options are:
- Level 3 Site Carpentry
- Level 3 Bench Joinery
Working in excellent facilities to develop your practical and theory skills. The course focuses on developing your employability skills and giving you an awareness and requirement of the Carpentry and Joinery Industry. You will receive a high standard of tuition, close liaison with industry during site visits, a pleasant and encouraging environment which promotes equality and diversity at all times.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Truro and Penwith College directly.