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Carpentry – Certificate in Basic Construction Skills at Sandwell College

Course description

This one-year full-time course is aimed at school leavers who wish to learn the fundamentals of carpentry and joinery. It acts as a building block for those who later wish to aspire to a career as a carpenter or joiner in the Construction Industry.

Course content

The programme provides opportunities for students to develop their knowledge, understanding, personal and practical skills that can be put to use in the field of carpentry. The programme is practically based.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are necessary, although an aptitude for practical work is desirable. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview to discuss the programme and their career aspirations.


During the course students are assessed with practical tests in the workshop, which are judged in accordance with the requirements set down by City & Guilds. There is no formal work experience for this programme of study. However, from time to time, the Construction department becomes involved in project work for the college. The skills learnt within the workshops are then applied to real working situations to enable these projects to be completed. Students are expected to take an active part in this process if required.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this Certificate leads to further study on the Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 Diploma.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 June 2016

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