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Carpentry and Joinery - Level 1 Diploma at City of Oxford College

Course description

Get the broad knowledge understanding and skills training you need to become qualified in site carpentry with the Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery. With its combination of practical activities and fundamental theory, you can start your journey towards a carpentry career in the construction industry.

You develop and build practical skills and knowledge through a range of units. Functional skills also form part of the course.

Course content

You cover subjects such as handling and storing resources, work relationships, providing working platforms, preparation maintenance and use of woodworking power tools and basic wood jointing techniques. You learn functional skills too.

Entry requirements

Applicants for a Level 2 programme will normally have:
- At least 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above and/or a completed Level 1 award
- GCSEs to include English and Maths at Grade D or above or Level 1 Functional Skills qualifications
- The willingness to study for an additional qualification in English and/or Maths
- If you are interested in a Level 2 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details.

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.


You are assessed on your practical work and job knowledge.

The course blends practical workshop skills and activities with underpinning knowledge that is delivered in the classroom. There is an active moodle site so you can view further information and link to interactive activities outside of lessons.

Future opportunities

This course prepares you for employment as a work-based learner apprentice in carpentry and joinery or further study at Level 2.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: OXPFTCARP


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