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Carpentry Level 1 Diploma at Newbury College

Course description

To provide the learner with a broad knowledge, understanding and the skills and training to become qualified within site carpentry. This qualification is aimed at those individuals wishing to join the construction industry as carpenters or joiners. In addition to the theory there is a full programme of elementary practical tasks completed in the carpentry and joinery workshop. After successfully completion, the progression to a Level 2 qualification in site carpentry. All tools and equipment will be available during the course to allow learners to complete successfully



You will receive instruction, guidance and encouragement to practise and develop the skills necessary to achieve the diploma. The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  1. Safe working practices
  2. Information, quantities and communicating with others
  3. Building methods and construction technology
  4. Basic woodworking joints
  5. Maintain and use hand tools
  6. Prepare and use portable power tools

Entry requirements

Students will need to have four GCSE passes at grade E or above, preferably including Maths and English. Alternatively, students will be accepted on to the course if they have an equivalent vocational qualification at pass grade or above, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Entry Level 3. All students must have achieved, or show the ability to achieve, Maths and English to GCSE grade E or equivalent. Where a student has not yet fulfilled this requirement a functional skills qualification is a mandatory part of this course.


Assessment includes coursework, oral examination, practical examination and written examination.

Future opportunities

Level 2 (QCF) Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery or an Apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 May 2016

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