Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1 at Boston College
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.
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.
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.
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.
The course will have the following additional costs:
Corporate workwear, £70
Assistance is available for some learner’s through the College bursary scheme, applications to be made at student services.
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.