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Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1 at Boston College

Course description

This course will prepare you for employment in the construction industry. 

Topics covered include: how the construction industry operates and communicates; how buildings are built and the role of a carpenter; how to make the various joints used in carpentry; using woodworking hand tools; maintaining and using carpentry and joinery power tools. 

Course content

The course is made up of the following mandatory units. All units include practical, hands-on activities, studied in our on-site workshop and construction classrooms - 

- Building methods, how buildings are built and the role you as a carpenter would play. 

- Wood working joints, how to make the various joints used in carpentry and learn why these joints are used. 

- Using woodworking hand tools, how to safely use and know about an in-depth range of carpentry hand tools. 

- Maintaining and using carpentry and joinery power tools, how to safely use and know about an in-depth range of carpentry power tools. 

- Health and safety, the essential safety that is demanded by the construction industry. 

- Communications, how the construction industry operates and communicates, how you as a carpenter would communicate with others with in it. 

In addition to your main course: 
- GCSE/Functional skills in English and Maths (if you do not already hold this qualification or GCSEs at grade C or above). 

- Personal and social development, to prepare you for life outside College, helping you to find a job. 

- Engage in enterprise work experience and tutorial activities. 

You will have a personal tutor to help you on an individual basis to maximise your potential. 

Students are expected to participate in field trips organised by the College.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at grades F or above (New GCSE grade - 2 or above) including English and Maths (or equivalent). 

If you are concerned about meeting the entry requirements, our Construction Diploma Real Skills for Work course may be a more suitable starting point for you to progress from. Visit the Construction page for more information.

Assessment

The main qualification is assessed through practical assessments and multiple choice on-line exams, you will receive support with revision.  

GCSE/Functional Skills are assessed by externally set exams. 

Work experience will be assessed by a log book.

Financial information

The course will have the following additional costs: 

Stationery, £15 
Corporate workwear, £70  

Assistance is available for some learner’s through the College bursary scheme, applications to be made at student services. 

Future opportunities

Successful students will usually continue their training full or part-time to level 2 qualifications. 

There may also be opportunities to progress to an Apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 February 2017

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