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Carpentry & Joinery Level 1 at Coleg y Cymoedd

Course description

This course has been designed for those with no previous experience of carpentry & joinery to provide a foundation for a career within the construction industry. You will benefit from a variety of activities designed to bring out the best of your potential, and enable you to use your skills and knowledge to gain employment in the industry.

The qualification recognises your job knowledge and tests the skills you have acquired. Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Course content

You will study units that reflect the needs of the construction industry, while further preparing you for a career within this sector. You will also develop Essential Skills in Communication and Application of Number.

The units you may study include: Health, safety & welfare in construction and associated industries, Knowledge of technical information, quantities & communication with others, Knowledge of construction technology, Produce woodworking joints, Maintain & use carpentry & joinery hand tools and Prepare & use carpentry & joinery portable power tools.

Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate. For the Welsh Baccalaureate you will explore a wide range of areas including how Wales 'fits in' with Europe and the rest of the world, the health of the nation and how to be enterprising.

Entry requirements

You will require 3 GCSEs at grades A*- E including English and Maths. Equivalent vocational experience or qualifications will also be considered.

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.


You will be assessed via a range of methods, which include practical and job knowledge unit tests, an external examination and Essential Skills portfolios.

Financial information

FT Registration Fee - £20.00

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress the Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery. If you gain employment/apprenticeship you will be eligible to study an NVQ 2 in Carpentry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coleg y Cymoedd directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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