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Carpentry & Joinery: Level 1 CSKILLS Diploma at NESCOT

Course description

There will be a combination of practical and theory sessions, which will enable you to gain good practical skills with underpinning job knowledge of Carpentry and Joinery.

Course content

There will be a combination of practical and theory sessions which will enable you to gain good practical skills with underpinning job knowledge of Carpentry and Joinery. Carpentry and Joinery is one of the most rewarding trades. A great deal of the work produced involves you using hand tools to work raw timber, creating something with little resemblance to the tree it came from.You will work towards achieving 6 units of competence throughout the year.


  • Safe Working Procedures
  • Information, Quantities and Communicating with others
  • Building Methods and Construction Technology
  • Basic Woodworking Joints
  • Maintain and Use Hand Tools
  • Prepare and Use Portable Power Tools

Functional Skills in Numeracy & Literacy are included in the Full Time programme along with both group, one to one tutorials, work experience and enrichment activities.  This course is full-time. You will be given details of course materials, stationery and the health and safety equipment you will require when you enrol on the programme.

Entry requirements

Minimum of two GCSEs at grade D or above, including English and Maths.

Future opportunities

Upon completion of the programme you will progress to the Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Intermediate Diploma.

Potential career routes in the Brickwork industry:

  • Building suppliers
  • Cabinet making
  • Finishing carpentry
  • Joinery shop
  • Maintenance carpentry
  • Roofing
  • Site carpentry
  • Start your own business
  • Timber yard worker
  • Work for a small or large construction business

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 December 2015
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    • By Road:
      Nescot is located just off the A240 (Reigate Road), close to the junction with the A24 (Ewell Bypass).  The College is just five miles inside the M25 (Junction 9).
      There is a large, free car park for use by students and visitors.

      By Rail:
      Nescot is served by two mainline railway stations.
      Ewell East (Southern Railway)
      Ewell East is a two-minute walk from the College from a public footpath leading off Platform 2.  Trains run every half-hour from London Victoria.
      Ewell West (South West Trains)
      Ewell West, which is 15 minutes walk from the College, is on the main line from London Waterloo.

      By Bus:
      Local Epsom Bus Routes
      166: Epsom, Banstead, Chipstead Valley, Purley and Croydon
      293: Epsom, Ewell, North Cheam and Morden
      318: Epsom, Tattenham Corner, Nork, Banstead and Burgh Heath
      406: Epsom, Ewell, Kingston Road, Tolworth, Surbiton and Kingston
      408: Chipstead Valley, Woodmansterne, Banstead, Drift Bridge, Epsom, Ashtead, Leatherhead, Woodbridge, Stoke D'Abernon, Cobham and Oxshott
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      460: Epsom, Tadworth, Walton-on-the-Hill, Reigate and Redhill
      467: Epsom, Ewell, West Ewell, Copt Guilders Estate, Chessington and Hook
      470: Epsom, Ewell, Cheam and Colliers Wood
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      516: Epsom, Woodbridge, Leatherhead, Headley, Box Hill and Dorking
      518: Banstead, Drift Bridge, Tattenham Corner, Epsom and Ashtead (St. Andrews School)
      620: Lower Kingswood, Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, Banstead and Epsom
      622: Great Bookham, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Ashtead and Epsom
      670: Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, Lower Kingswood, Reigate and Dorking Rail Station
      676: Banstead Crossroads, Tadworth, Langley Vale, Epsom, Ashtead and Leatherhead (Therfield School)