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Carpentry and Joinery Diploma - Level 1 at Crawley College

Course description

Starting with the basics of safe working practices, you’ll progress on to learning about building methods and construction technology. You’ll learn how to use hand tools and power tools to produce basic woodworking joints.

It is made up of a number of units:

  • Safe working practices in construction
  • Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • Produce basic woodworking joints
  • Maintain and use Carpentry and Joinery hand tools
  • Prepare and use Carpentry and Joinery portable power tools.

You can expect to cover Carpentry and Joinery with general construction knowledge.

Every learner at Central Sussex College who is under 19 will undertake a personal Study Programme designed to develop them academically, practically and personally. Study Programmes contain 3 essential elements:

  • Subject Course – Vocational or chosen Academic subject, usually studied for 12 – 16 hours a week.
  • English and Maths – Every learner will work towards Level 2 English and Maths (C grade equivalent). Learners who have achieved a Grade C will extend their English and Maths.
  • 3E – Our own brand of specific entrepreneurship, enterprise and employability training.

You will have specific time in your timetable for each of the three elements above and you will be expected to attend all elements throughout the year.  Study programmes are designed to help you meet your maximum potential and progress to the next level of study of into work. 

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade E and F, including English and Maths.

Attendance at a Taster Day is highly recommended.


The course consists of approximately 60% practical and 40% theory-based activities. You will produce a portfolio of you assignments by the end of the course.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion you will be able to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry and Joinery or onto a Level 2 Apprenticeship where you will earn and learn.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 April 2016
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